Optician services franchise Specsavers recently celebrated the opening of its newest location in Surrey, B.C.
While company officials stated in a media release they “take pride in every new store and collaboration with local retail and optometry partners,” this store represents an especially exciting moment as it is the company’s 2500th overall location in the world.
Specsavers aims to become Canada’s market leader by 2024–opening more than 200 clinics and optical stores across the country, serving patients and customers in both urban and rural communities. Since opening its first Canadian location in the fall of 2021, Specsavers has opened a total of 12 locations across B.C.
“Specsavers is proud to be celebrating this achievement in Canada alongside local owner and optometry partner Dr. Mannie Dhillon. All Specsavers clinics and optical stores are owned by local optometrists and opticians under a supportive franchise partnership model that empowers optometrists to prioritize the needs of their communities and deliver the best eyecare possible,” the media release states.
Founded in the U.K. nearly 40 years ago by optometrist husband and wife team Doug and Mary Perkins, Specsavers equips their optometrists and opticians with the latest imaging and clinical technology to provide comprehensive eye exams, which include an OCT (optical coherence tomography), a 3D eye scan. Available to all patients at no additional cost, the use of this technology has proven to have a measurable impact on the early detection of debilitating health conditions.