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Specsavers plans expansion to Manitoba in 2024

Optometry and Retail Partners, Dr Jestyn Liew, O.D. and Rita Charchyan, R.O. (CNW Group/Specsavers Canada)

Specsavers, the U.K.-founded eyecare and eyewear provider that came to Canada in 2021, announced on Nov. 9 that it will expand into Manitoba in 2024. The company has over 90 locations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

“We are pleased to see Specsavers is being embraced by Canadians. Our expansion into Manitoba means more Canadians will have access to comprehensive eyecare and quality, affordable eyewear, as well as more opportunities for independent optometrists and opticians to start their own practice,” said Bill Moir, managing director, Specsavers Canada with the announcement. “We are proud to already have a network of more than 200 optometrists and 250 fully licensed opticians operating across Specsavers stores since launching in November 2021. The average location is caring for over 100 Canadians each week.”

According to Specsavers, they are the fastest growing network of eyecare professionals in the country, citing that “its strong business performance, consumer demand and interest from optometrists and opticians seeking ownership opportunities outside of its existing Canadian markets for its decision to begin opening stores in Manitoba.”

Specsavers was first established in the United Kingdom by Doug and Mary Perkins, and now has over 2,500 locations in 11 countries.


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