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What do franchisees say?

Pearle Vision owner reviews

“Pearle gives us access to things that we would never have had on our own. Insurance panels, vendor discounts, items that as an independent, we would never have had access to. We’re trained as optometrists. We don’t have much business training at school and Pearle Vision provides that for us. Pearle helps us mend our eye care expertise together with business know-how.”
– Ketan Sheladia, OD, a licensed operator with four eye care centers in Chicago, Illinois

Pearle Vision customer at fitting counter for eyeglasses.“I think if you’re interested in owning your own practice, having that Pearle Vision name, having all those resources and tools they give you to succeed, that’s huge.”
— Sara Nicholson, OD, a licensed operator in Racine, Wisconsin

“Pearle’s systems make things a lot more cost-effective and efficient for me, saving me money and giving me more time to help customers. We can service more customers, rather than spending our time on the back end of the business. And Pearle’s marketing delivers a lot of value.”
— Leanne Perry, a licensed optician and licensed operator with two eye care centers in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia

“The Pearle brand name is incredibly valuable. We couldn’t go out and recreate that. There’s no amount of money we could spend that would give the brand value that Pearle has in the marketplace. Above and beyond that, there are systems they have put in place that we don’t have to go out and replicate. Pearle listens to the licensed operators who provide the goods and services, yet allows them to maintain autonomy. I think that speaks to entrepreneurs. I think it’s a recipe for success.”
– Bill Noble, Founder of West Point Optical Group, which owns and operates more than 30 Pearle Vision eye care centers

“The Pearle brand has a very strong insurance component to it. We are able to take certain third party insurance that the customer cannot use at other optical sources. I think that’s a huge benefit for our eye doctors, because they see more foot traffic, which leads to more retail sales.”
— Stella Zilber, licensed operator of six stores in Texas and Missouri