With the Specsavers Canada ‘True North’ office up and running in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), the team is now focused on transforming Image Optometry to the Specsavers branding, products, and services that over 4.1 million customers around the world know and love.

Our partnerships team, led by Mike Protopsaltis, is now holding conversations with optometrists, opticians, and retail managers about Specsavers franchise opportunities for clinics and retail in British Columbia as we expand accessible, quality eye care across BC.

Mike explained, “We have a really exciting business model that supports eye care professionals with business ownership. Our business development team is there from day one to help with securing the right location. We carefully evaluate demographics against geographics to identify promising locations for our partners.”

“We are looking at the untapped potential of BC, so when we talk to eye care professionals, we are able to show them our unique, turnkey business solution. What’s special about the ownership model is Specsavers covers all the set-up and shop fitting costs. Our partners are able to start strong with their new business without relying on financing from a bank.”

“All Specsavers stores and clinics are owned by optometrists, opticians, and retail partners. Our philosophy is to assist our partners with business ownership and elevate that support with a wide range of services — such as recruitment, marketing, payroll, etc. — that enables them to focus on creating a memorable customer experience through exceptional service, clinical excellence, team development, and business growth.”