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Just like our founders,
our franchise owners are like family.

Our dedicated franchise owners share the same entrepreneurial drive as our founder, Jack Cohen. In true Cohen’s spirit, our Franchisees know how to anticipate the needs of their customers, serve and support their local communities, and stand behind the promise and value of the Cohen’s Fashion Optical brand.
New York, NY | Est. 1997
Boston, MA | Est. 2005
Brooklyn, NY | Est. 2005
Franchise Opportunities

Join one of the industry’s most respected and recognized names.

Are you looking for a solid business opportunity with an optical industry leader? Consider joining the Cohen’s Fashion Optical Franchise organization. As one of the country’s most highly respected and recognized retailers in the optical industry, Cohen’s Fashion Optical supports every franchise with a unique combination of brand equity and proven market performance. With nearly 100 locations in the 5 NYC boroughs, Long Island, NJ, CT, MA, NH, PA, FL and Puerto Rico, Cohen’s Fashion Optical is a name that discerning consumers recognize and trust.

Franchise Opportunities

Tap into over 90 years of retail optical expertise.

Today, members of the Cohen family still oversee the franchise business operation to ensure an exceptional consumer experience is maintained across all retail locations. True to our founding philosophy, Cohen’s Fashion Optical continues to offer on-trend designer eyewear, professional eye exams, contact lenses and hi-tech lifestyle lenses.

As the optical market continues to thrive, Cohen’s Fashion Optical offers qualified individuals the benefit of over 90 years of proven experience, exceptional growth, and unparalleled success in a dynamic, vibrant industry. Most importantly, being a member of the Cohen’s Fashion Optical Franchise organization gives you peace of mind, and the promise of success. Join us!

Franchise Options


Whether you have an existing optical store, or are looking to get into the eyewear market, we have various franchise options. Discover our three franchise options available to qualified individuals.

Existing Cohen's Locations

Currently, there are existing locations that are available to be franchised. All are fully operational and have a well-established track record and patient base. These locations offer individuals the quickest possible entry into the Cohen’s Franchise organization.

New Cohen's Locations

This option enables you to open a Cohen’s franchise in a prime retail location. Today, we have opportunities in major malls and city locations throughout the U.S. with high visibility and continuous foot traffic. You will receive assistance from Cohen’s expert real estate/lease negotiators and construction managers, and benefit from modern interior design plans. You will profit from Cohen’s vast experience in efficient and cost effective new store openings.

Converting Locations

This option allows you to convert your present location into a Cohen’s franchise. We understand that you have put many years of hard work and dedication into your business or small chain. By joining the Cohen’s Franchise Family, all of your hard work and dedication will pay off. During the transition period, you will not be alone as you will be working with Cohen’s professionals every step of the way.

FAQs

Franchise FAQs

As any savvy entrepreneur, we’re sure you have questions. Allow us to answer some of the most frequently asked ones regarding our franchise opportunities. If you still have more, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

When buying a Cohen's Franchise, what am I actually buying?

Cohen’s franchisees purchase the right to operate a Cohen’s Fashion Optical store and the licensing rights to identify their business under the Cohen’s Fashion Optical trademark.

Why should I invest in a Cohen's franchise as opposed to opening my own optical store, buying an independent optical store, or another optical franchise location?

There are many reasons for investing in a Cohen’s franchise. Five of the most important are:

  1. The brand value of the Cohen’s name

    For over 90 years, Cohen’s has offered eyewear products and eyecare services to millions of patients. The name “Cohen’s” has become synonymous with quality eyecare and eyewear. You will benefit from this instant brand recognition.

  2. Experienced Management, Marketing and Training.

    As the market leader, we know the building blocks of sustained growth and continued success—and provide you with these valuable tools. A professional training team will guide you and your staff through every aspect of opening, building, and maintaining your successful optical business. As a Cohen’s Franchisee, you will benefit from all of our proven programs, systems, and experience including

    • Branding and marketing programs
    • Digital marketing, advertising, and social media campaigns
    • Online exam appointment scheduler
    • Local market advertising and in-store POS materials
    • Internal management systems
    • Managed care patient acquisition
    • Vendor partnerships/volume discounts
    • Product merchandising programs
    • Visual merchandising display programs
    • Sales training
    • The latest in tele-medicine technology
  3. Location

    Through years of demographic and market research analysis, our real estate department is able to determine optimum locations for our retail stores. We have built long-standing relationships with leading malls and real-estate developers, allowing us to obtain prime locations for our Franchisees.

  4. Product Selection

    Unlike other optical chains, Cohen’s does not require that you buy your eyewear products through us. With guidance from our training team, you will buy directly from product vendors of your choice, while benefiting from Cohen’s excellent volume discounts. Since you buy directly, there are never any vertical mark-ups from the Franchisor.

  5. Independence and Affiliation

    Remember, with a Cohen’s franchise, you’re in business for yourself, never by yourself. This gives you the “best of both worlds.” As a Franchisee, you will enjoy the benefits of entrepreneurship as an independent businessperson, as well as continuous support from your affiliation with the leading optical retailer. With Cohen’s, you experience a true turnkey operation.

What is my investment for a Cohen's franchise?

Upon signing the franchise agreement, the initial franchise fee for a single unit is $10,000 with an on-going 10% monthly royalty of gross revenues. The cost of inventory, signage, leasehold improvements, and other variable business investments will depend on your location and whether you choose to invest in an existing or new location, or conversion of your present site. Total costs will vary.

What is the term of a Cohen's franchise agreement?

The initial franchise agreement is for a period of ten years and is renewable.

What is the franchise's advertising commitment?

A 4% contribution of monthly gross revenues.

How do I begin the process of becoming a Cohen's franchise owner/operator?

We are delighted that you are interested in investing in a Cohen’s Fashion Optical franchise. We invite you to complete the Franchise Opportunity Request Form below and submit it to us. We will contact you to discuss any future opportunities with Cohen’s.

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Your investment in Cohen’s Fashion Optical is an investment in a proven market leader who brings innovative, profitable eyecare and eyewear concepts and products into the market. We continue to grow by adding new owners to our Cohen’s franchise family and pride ourselves in having personal relationships with each one of our Franchisees. We invite you to join our Cohen’s Fashion Optical franchise organization today.

Thank you for your consideration.
We look forward to speaking with you shortly.
EMAIL US BY COMPLETING OUR INQUIRY FORM
OR CONTACT
Karen Miller
VICE PRESIDENT

516-465-6963
karenm@cohens.bz

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Offers may be made by prospectus only. Different states may regulate the offer and sale of franchises, and we will not offer or sell a franchise unless and until we have complied with the applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.
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