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Specsavers was born on 14 February 1984 when our founders Doug and Dame Mary Perkins made glasses more accessible to everyone at the best price. From the moment they opened their first store Doug and Mary have always said they had a desire to serve everyone - rich, poor, young and old.

Their spirit of entrepreneurship revolutionised the industry and today Specsavers is a household name with more than 2,500 eyecare and audiology businesses in 11 countries around the world. Our joint venture partnership model means that each store is part-owned and managed by its own directors. The directors are shareholders in their own store business and are supported by our support office teams across a range of specialist services such as marketing, accounting, IT and our supply chain. This model ensures that the opticians, audiologists and retailers who run their stores can concentrate on delivering what they do best – providing expert eye and hearing care to their customers.

Partnership has been at the heart of Specsavers since it was founded, there are now more than 4,700 Specsavers partners worldwide, all working towards the same vision: to passionately provide best value optometry, audiology and other health care services to everybody, simply, clearly and consistently, exceeding customer expectations every time.

We’ve built trust and loyalty by providing first-class clinical care, unbeatable value, excellent choice, and unwavering quality to our customers.

And we deliver this through partnership, the key to our success. Our Joint Venture Partnership model sees every one of our stores and domiciliary businesses locally owned by the clinicians who work there. As a Partner, you’re in charge of shaping and delivering your services, building and developing your team, to drive clinical excellence, with the support of Specsavers right behind you.


Specsavers Optical Superstores
Forum 6 - Parkway Solent Business Park
PO15 7PA
United Kingdom
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  • As an Optometrist, you’re fortunate enough to work wherever you wish and build your lifestyle around you. Whatever you’re into – every day off can feel like a holiday when it’s on your doorstep.
  • Audiologist Shellie thought life at Specsavers would be all sales, commission and targets. “I couldn’t have been more wrong. Moving from the NHS to Specsavers has been a fantastic experience for me.” 


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