Optical franchise generates revenue while helping independent operators stay focused on patient care
Pearle Vision is one of the largest brands in the optical industry, with hundreds of eye care centers in the United States and Canada. We were founded in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, a visionary optometrist who brought doctors and opticians together under one roof so patients could receive a convenient, holistic, eye care experience.
Today, our mission is to provide more patients, and more communities, with genuine eye care by partnering with optometrists, opticians and investors who share our passion for genuine eye care.
Ways we can help you
Pearle Vision has been working with licensed operators for more than three decades. We have developed a full service business model to help Pearle Vision EyeCare Center owners build strong businesses that deliver outstanding vision care.
To learn how we help licensed operators in each of these facets, fill out the form at right to start a conversation.
The advantages of being a Pearle Vision licensed operator
Brand recognition: Pearle Vision has more than 500 eye care centers in the United States, and has been a leading optical brand for more than five decades. Licensed Operators benefit from household name recognition and a multi-million dollar national marketing program, as well as a sophisticated website that allows patients to schedule appointments online.
Independent businesses backed by strong support and resources: Pearle Vision Licensed Operators are independent business owners who enjoy an association with Luxottica, which is the parent company for Pearle Vision as well as LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Target Optical, and Sunglass Hut. Luxottica has more than 7,000 optical locations worldwide. The company uses its market intelligence to help Pearle Vision optical franchise owners strategically stock their optical centers to maximize sales and margins by delivering the products that their patients desire and need.
Three decades of experience supporting independent operators: Pearle Vision has been franchising since 1981. We provide extensive training to owners, as well as business coaches to help you maximize ROI. We also provide systems that simplify supply chain management, billing, insurance claim processing, and record keeping — which allows you to focus less on paperwork and more on patients.
Growth opportunity: Pearle Vision’s business model is scalable, and is designed to enable licensed operators to operate multiple eye care centers. While we offer significant advantages for owner-operators of single eye care centers, those advantages compound for entrepreneurs who are interested in growing a larger business. Our business coaching can help Pearle Vision licensed operators transition from one eye care center to many.
We can leverage our brand to help you grow your business
Dr. Ketan Sheladia owns four Pearle Vision optical franchise locations in the Chicago area, and credits Pearle with providing him with a respected brand name that attracts patients, vendor relationships and discounts that boost margins on retail sales, and insurance relationships that make his practice attractive to patients.
He also credits the company with providing integrated point-of-sale, electronic healthcare records systems, and inventory management systems that make it much easier to run the retail side of the business. Simplifying operations gives him more time to spend with patients, performing thorough eye exams and building relationships with families that he hopes to serve for decades to come.
“Pearle impacts our bottom line and allows us to practice as optometrists while also running the business,” Sheladia says. “It is hard to do both things at once and they really help us succeed at doing both.”
To qualify to become a Pearle Vision licensed operator, you need $100,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $300,000. The total startup costs for a Pearle Vision Center ranges from $400,324 to $604,230.
To learn more about our history, business model, our leadership team, and what franchisees say about us, click the button below to read on. To introduce yourself and schedule an appointment to speak with one of our team members about the opportunity, fill out the form at the top right.