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More than meets the eye
Making a difference
It all began more than 35 years ago with the vision of two optometrists, Doug and Mary Perkins, who set out to make a difference to people’s lives by providing best value eyecare.
And their passion for optometry continues to shape the lives and experience today of the 3,500 optometrists who are developing their careers with us. Like Doug and Mary, they are passionate about caring for the health of their patients’ eyes, about making decisions that will transform the quality of their lives.
Join them and you can make a difference too.
Work with the latest technology to enhance the way you care for patients
Specsavers by numbers
Specsavers scale in Australia and New Zealand often surprises optometrists not entirely familiar with the business.
Specsavers stores across Australia and New Zealand
Eye tests each year
Optometrists seeing patients in Specsavers stores every day
Specsavers Optometrists are therapeutically endorsed to prescribe ocular medications
Graduates now enrolled in our two-year Graduate Program
Stores and patient care
A pathway to the career you want
Life as a Specsavers Optometrist
Be at the forefront of eyecare
Alongside advanced diagnostic technology and data-led professional development, we are in the midst of a serious evolution of optometry – one that is seeing us Transform Eye Health. Specsavers partners work alongside several, significant health industry leaders in order to ensure our optometry workforce continues to be at the forefront of eyecare.
Partnership with RANZCO in the Ophthalmology Local Education and Engagement Program (OLEEP), aiming to hold specialist-led education events in sites across Australia and New Zealand to reinforce these guidelines
Intervention partnership alongside Diabetes Australia and the Australian Government’s Department of Health to eliminate diabetes as a cause of avoidable sight loss by communicating the need for (and measuring take-up of) regular diabetes eye checks
Oculo integration with electronic record management in stores facilitating 200,000 referrals per year and allowing direct connection with GPs, KeepSight Portal, glaucoma, diabetes, low vision and other health professionals
Founding industry partner of KeepSight, Australia’s new diabetes eye screening program
A supporter of Glaucoma Australia, working to improve support for patients with glaucoma
Completing OCT rollout, with as many as 4 million scans forecast per year from 2020
Provide optometrists with benchmark reporting of clinical care to enable self-reflection to improve consistency of practice and enhance patient outcomes
State of the Nation
Publish the State of the Nation Eye Health Report; the most comprehensive optometry data set published in the last ten years