Specsavers offers Canadian optometrists a new opportunity for career growth


Specsavers, a global optometry business looking after the eye health needs of more than 40 million people around the world, has now opened its doors in Canada. The first four Specsavers stores are in British Columbia – located in Coquitlam Centre, Woodgrove Centre, Cottonwood Mall, and Orchard Park Centre.

Known for its clinical expertise and affordable, high-quality prescription eyewear, Specsavers aims to become market leader by 2024 through opening more than 200 stores across Canada. There are currently 16 more stores set to open in British Columbia over the next three months.

“We will expand quickly in 2022, presenting an ever-growing number of opportunities for optometrist associates as well as business ownership,” said Mike Protopsaltis, Partnerships Director, Specsavers. “It’s a compelling opportunity for an optometrist to become a franchise partner. They receive a fully-equipped, high-volume clinic supported by the Specsavers brand and 100 per cent of billings.”

While optometrists looking to take their career to the next level have several options, Protopsaltis shares how Specsavers’ commitment to providing quality eye care through clinical excellence helps set it apart from the competition.

“Our approach to delivering quality eye care is that it should be simple, accessible, and convenient. We equip our optometrists with a fully integrated suite of optical technology that empowers them to transform eye health. Delivering quality care requires ongoing multi-million-dollar investments into professional training, development, and advanced clinical equipment, a hallmark of our approach in every country.”

When asked about its strategy for expansion, Protopsaltis confirmed that building partnerships has always played a key role in Specsavers’ growth and highlighted the company’s partnership model and strong financial incentives.

“Our franchise partners have the opportunity to increase their earnings, since they also receive 40 per cent of retail sales, substantially higher than the competition. Compared to going private, our partners get the best of both worlds — local ownership with a global network of resources. That way optometrists can focus on delivering the best eye care possible, while receiving the business support they need.”

As Specsavers begins to open new doors in British Columbia, its team looks forward to building new partnerships and bringing in optometrists that will help redefine accessible eye care for Canadians. For those looking to change lives through better sight, Specsavers could be the place for you.