Barnes is the founder of eyeglass retailer Eyemart Express. Eyemart Express is the seventh largest eyeglass retailer in the US with over 160 stores in 36 states. In addition to the Eyemart Express name, the company operates as Vision4Less, VisionMart Express and Eyewear Express. Dr. Doug Barnes opened the first Eyemart Express in 1990 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Doug and his wife Molly Barnes live in a 23,198-
Mr. Barnes has an estimated net worth of more than US$ 100 million.
His yacht Azzurra was built at CRN in 1988. She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms and a crew of 12. Since her delivery she has been refitted and upgraded several times, upgrades include a six-
Azzurra was sold to Swiss media entrepreneur Jürg Marquard. He is the founder of Marquard Media, and has a net worth of more than US$ 500 million.
Barnes is an active philanthropist, donating US$ 5 million to the University of Houston, creating the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute