The Specsavers Partnership

Specsavers is a Partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve.

Each store is part-owned and managed by its own directors, who are shareholders of their own businesses but who are supported by key specialists in support offices, who provide a range of services, such as marketing, accounting, IT and wholesaling, among others.

This joint venture Partnership ensures that the opticians and audiologists who run their stores can concentrate on delivering what they do best – provide expert eye and hearing care to their customers.

There are currently more than 1,700 partners in the UK and Republic of Ireland alone, of whom 548 have been with the Partnership for at least ten years.

This spirit of British entrepreneurship has been encouraged by the company founders, Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, who 30 years ago pioneered the optical joint venture partnership model and also revolutionised the industry with their innovative concept of affordable, fashionable eyecare for everyone, at a time when high prices for optical care and limited choice were the norm.

Specsavers is a champion of the National Health Service – of its 17.3m customers in the UK, 60% are from the NHS and the company is the largest provider of free NHS digital hearing aids.

Specsavers is also the largest employer of registered optometrists and dispensing opticians (around 3,500) in the UK and has been voted the Most Trusted Opticians in a YouGov 2013 survey of leading opticians. All Specsavers’ opticians are registered with the General Optical Council so customers can rest assured that their eyes are tested and their glasses prescribed by fully qualified and registered practitioners.

If you would like to speak to Specsavers about the products or services provided to you in any of our stores, please contact the individual store directly. This will ensure that your query is dealt with as quickly as possible.

To find more about our unbeatable combination of style, value for money and professional expertise click here. Or you can ask one of our qualified and highly experienced opticians about eye health and receive a friendly and professional reply.

Read our 2014 annual review.