Specsavers have a rare opportunity for a dedicated and passionate Optometrist to become their new Optometry Director / Store Partner across 2 stores; Ryde and Newport. This is a fantastic opportunity to live your life in a truly beautiful location, whilst doing the job that you love. There’s terrific earning potential, plus you’ll have the chance to build a secure investment for your future. To help you to succeed, you’ll receive ongoing support from the existing Retail and Optometry Partners and our leading global brand. You’ll also have access to the very best clinical technology and will receive unrivalled professional development. If you’d like to find out more about this incredible opportunity at Specsavers, then read on.


What’s on Offer?

  • 33% shareholding in each store plus 16.7% audiology shares
  • Be your own boss, while still receiving an excellent salary
  • Share in both businesses’ profits (dividends) 
  • Grow a business as an investment for your future
  • Flexibility – a great work/life balance 
  • Build and shape your own team
  • Make a difference to your local community
  • Access to the best possible clinical technology including OCT
  • Outstanding opportunities for clinical and personal development
  • Ongoing support from our leading global brand 
  • Support from existing Partners


About the stores

The Isle of Wight is the second most populous and largest island in England. It is the perfect place to enjoy some peace, quiet, natural beauty and stunning sandy beaches. Access to the mainland is easy, with over 100 crossings a day, the quickest journey taking around 10 mins.



Specsavers in Ryde first opened its doors in 2004. The store sits in a prominent on the main high street in the town. The store boasts 3 optical test rooms and 2 hearcare rooms, all fully equipped with the latest clinical technology including OCT. They offer enhanced clinical services including cataract appointments, glaucoma monitoring and minor eye conditions services.


Ryde is an English seaside town located on the North of the Island which has easy access to the ferry port and train station. The town’s large and long esplanade area has always been an attraction for tourists, especially those day-tripping from the mainland, as the amenities are all available by walking from the pier. Ryde has a small marina located to the east of Ryde Pier with provision for up to 200 boats, either on floating pontoons or leaning against the harbour wall.



Specsavers in Newport first opened in 2015 and is also situated in a prime location on the main high street. The store has 5 optical test rooms, 2 audiology rooms and operates as a hub store to spoke store Ryde. They offer enhanced clinical services such as CUES and post cataract care.


Around 7 miles from Ryde sits the county town of Newport. It’s located in the centre of the island on the River Medina and boasts two historic squares, an array of high street and independent stores, pubs, restaurants and cafes.


Requirements of the role

Alongside being a qualified and GOC registered Optometrist with the drive, passion and willingness to maintain the customer-focused culture and the high standards of this successful store. As the new Optometry Partner, you’ll be able to provide a unique blend of customer care and professional excellence. You’ll be able to build a rapport with the existing team, demonstrate excellent attention to detail and possess an ability to build strong relationships within the local community.


About Joint Venture Partnership

Joint venture partnership is the secret to our success here at Specsavers, with every store locally owned and led by its directors. Owning, leading and growing your very own business is considered by many to be the pinnacle of your career as an Optometrist. We believe that professional optics should be led by opticians just like you – this is your chance to become the leader you were born to be.


Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, then get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Alex Caluori on: 07956005717 or email: Alex.caluori@specsavers.com


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