Our Vision

Changing lives through better sight and hearing

Talk to anyone who works in our support team or in one of our stores and they’ll all tell you that Specsavers really does have a unique, can-do culture. The common threads are that we like to work hard, we get to develop and we utilise our skills to achieve great things together.

We set ourselves some pretty lofty goals and work hard to support one another in reaching them. For our partners, this means having the support they need to build a successful business. For all our people, across our support teams and store teams, this means offering a personally rewarding career with a wide range of opportunities to develop and grow.

We invite you into a
supportive family

Specsavers began 40 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug and Mary Perkins, who set out to provide best-value eyecare and eyewear to everybody.

Their passion for optometry has led Specsavers to become the world’s largest, privately-owned optical groups, delivering high-quality, accessible optical and audiology care in eleven countries.

Specsavers at a glance

Since we started in 1984 from our humble beginnings in the Perkins’ spare room, we’ve come a long way. Nowadays, we’re proud to offer quality eyecare and hearing services to customers across the globe.

2022/23 has been another incredible year for the Specsavers partnership, take a look at some of the numbers below:

Optical, audiology, domiciliary and ophthalmology businesses
First store opened
Customers worldwide
Countries with stores
Frames sold

Our history

  1. Opened first store in UK
  2. Entered ROI
  3. Introduced 2 for 1 offer
  4. Entered Netherlands.
  5. Expanded into audiology
  6. Acquired Blic optical group in Sweden
  7. Entered Norway
  8. Acquired Louis Nielson in Denmark
  9. Entered Spain
  10. Entered Finland
  11. Entered Australia and New Zealand
  12. Market Leader: New Zealand
  13. Market Leader: Australia
  14. Acquired UK domiciliary business Healthcall
  15. Market Leader: Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  16. Market Leader: Finland
  17. Entered Canada