Mark Crawley – Owner/Optician
I began working for Payless Optical in 1997 as an assistant. I found my direction and calling when I began to see the reaction on people’s faces when they could finally see and realized how much money they saved. It’s about helping people and providing a great pair of glasses for every budget.
I went on to obtain my optician’s license in 2001 and became the manager of the Knoxville store. I always have had the desire to own my own business. In 2009, the previous owner and I had the discussion about my future and the future of the business.
It was at that time, that I began to realize my dream was closer than ever. With a lot of prayer, 15 years of hard work and advise/support from my family and friends the time has come for a new chapter in my life to begin. I am humbled by the opportunity and look forward to making a difference in the community.