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Pearle Vision Ignite Offers Unparalleled Opportunity for Independent Operators

Discover the Benefits of Affiliating Your Practice with Pearle Vision

Pearle Vision is excited to announce the launch of Ignite, our new conversion program for optometry practices, at Optometry’s Meeting powered by the American Optometric Association. Designed exclusively for independent optometrists, Ignite offers several unique benefits designed to help you launch your optical business to the next level.

For current independent operators, the benefits to joining the Pearle Vision franchise family include:

  • Royalties paid only on incremental sales post-conversion
  • No royalties on professional fees collected, i.e. eye exam revenue
  • More time to spend with patients because of Pearle Vision’s support and supply chain programs
  • Access to trending eyewear brands that command consumer demand
  • Advantageous pricing on eyewear and state-of-the-art exam equipment
  • Affiliation with the Pearle Vision brand name, which has 80%+ brand name recognition*
  • #1-rated optical brand in doctor quality perception*
  • Limited upfront capital required to convert your practice

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, and we began franchising in 1981.

As a Pearle Vision franchisee, you’ll remain independent and operate your practice as you do today, but with the backing of a comprehensive franchise infrastructure powered by more than five decades of market intelligence. Through Pearle Vision’s parent company, Licensed Owners also have access to some of the most fashionable and popular brands in the eyewear industry. Our pricing discounts can help you achieve better margins on your inventory than you might be able to achieve as an independent.

“Even though Pearle Vision is a national brand, we strive to deliver a Neighborhood Eye Care Experience, a very personal experience between patient and doctor,” says Pearle Vision General Manager Alex Wilkes. “So for us it’s not just about getting patients, it’s creating a real deep connection with them where they will think of no other place to go for their eye care needs.”

At Pearle Vision, we’re passionate about empowering our owners to be able to do what they love and practice as they see fit, all the while embracing and developing their entrepreneurial spirit by partnering their optical business with Pearle Vision.

A graphic with an image of a doctor watching as a woman places a contact lens in her eye. The text reads "$1.173 million | Average total revenue for optometrist-owned Pearle Vision Centers in 2017. $271,000 came from exams; $902,000 came from retail store sales. | Source: Pearle Vision 2018 FDD."

*Source: Millard Brown December 2017 Optical Retail Tracker

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