Experience Specsavers

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 more than 35 years ago with the vision of two optometrists: Doug and Mary Perkins; who set out to provide best-value eyecare to everybody.

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

Our business in numbers

Specsavers at a glance

Over the last 39 years, we’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings in the Perkins’ spare room. 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 annual review - 2022 / 23

Our annual review explains just some of the areas where we are making a difference: supporting our people through our commitment to creating a place we are all proud to belong, continuously enhancing our customer offer and ongoing investment in frames; reassessing our approach to sustainability to make more of a meaningful change.

Our values and behaviours

Our purpose to change lives through better sight is the reason we exist. Our values are what we stand for, they guide our decision making and have been integral to us for many years. These, along with our behaviours – which demonstrate how we work now, and, in the future – help Specsavers to continue to thrive and grow. With collaborationcuriositycouragecompassion and our commercial minds we change millions of lives through better sight every year. Do you want to be part of that?

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