Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating U.S. Vision, Inc. and its subsidiary, USV Optical, Inc., regarding its recent data breach. The U.S. Vision data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.
ABOUT U.S. VISION, INC.:
U.S. Vision is an optometry and eye-care company that specializes in prescribing eyeglasses and contacts in addition to caring for general eye health. Founded in 1885, U.S. Vision began with a single eyeglass store and manufacturing facility dedicated to providing stylish and high-quality eyewear. In the 1970s, U.S. Vision rebranded to its current name and began a period of rapid expansion with increasing demand for its products. Today, U.S. Vision is known for its major contracts with large department stores around the United States. Headquartered in Blackwood, New Jersey, U.S. Vision services more than 360 locations and employs over 1,000 individuals.
On May 12, 2021, U.S. Vision’s subsidiary discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, U.S. Vision determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between April 20 and May 17, 2021. Furthermore, U.S. Vision concluded that the sensitive information of its affiliates, Nationwide Vision Center, Nationwide Optometry, and SightCare, may have also been exposed. On October 28, 2022, U.S. Vision began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Driver’s license number
- Health insurance information (e.g., billing and claims information)
- Medical information (e.g., medical record number, dates of service, diagnosis or treatment information, prescription information, provider name)
- Medicare or Medicaid information
If you received a breach notification letter from U.S. Vision, Nationwide Vision Center, Nationwide Optometry, or SightCare:
We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were impacted by the U.S. Vision data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.
- Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
- Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by U.S. Vision, Inc.;
- Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
- Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
- Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
- Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.