Designed exclusively for independent optometry practice owners, Ignite offers several unique benefits designed to help you convert your optical business. 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 converting their optical business to Pearle Vision®.
Ignite was launched with the intention of providing a strong alternative amid growing consolidation in the eye care industry. With cost and operational pressures mounting for independents, selling to private equity and regional ownership groups has become increasingly prevalent. Pearle Vision’s Ignite program is designed to allow optometry practice owners to remain independent as franchisees while strengthening their businesses. The conversion program can be an ideal opportunity for independent practices seeking greater structure, support and marketing expertise.
Ignite offers several unique benefits designed to help take an independent optical business to the next level.
Licensed owners can enjoy the following perks:
- 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 some of the most popular and fashionable eyewear brands
- Competitive pricing on eyewear and state-of-the-art exam equipment
- Affiliation with the Pearle Vision® brand name, which has more than 80 percent brand name recognition according to a study conducted by Pearle Vision*
- No. 1-rated optical brand in doctor quality perception according to a study conducted by Pearle Vision*
See Why Licensed Owners Enjoy Being Part of Pearle Vision
Pearle Vision is one of the largest brands in the optical industry, with hundreds of EyeCare 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 so patients could receive a convenient, holistic eye care experience, and we began franchising in 1981.
If you’re looking to take your optometry practice to a new level, converting to a Pearle Vision EyeCare Center through Ignite might be the right next step. By transforming your practice to a Pearle Vision franchise, you’ll get all the backing of a trusted franchise infrastructure, while still maintaining operation of your practice.
It’s getting harder to reach current and potential customers, and you can rely on Pearle Vision’s national consumer marketing to continually promote the brand and help drive patients to your location. Through the expedited conversion process offered by Ignite, you’ll get the same benefits offered other new franchisees, only faster.
Competitive pricing on eyewear and eye exam equipment may also help with margins on your inventory. Licensed owners also have access to some of the most fashionable and popular eyewear in the industry.
We want you to be able to focus on your customers and patients. Fill out the form here to request additional information to understand how converting your independent optical business to a Pearle Vision can help.
“Even though Pearle Vision is a national brand, we strive to deliver a Neighborhood EyeCare Experience, a very personal experience between patient and doctor,” says Pearle Vision General Manager Alex Wilkes. “So, for us it’s not just about attracting 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.”
*Source: Millward Brown December 2017 Optical Retail Tracker
This is not intended as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. Within the U.S.A. and Canada, we offer franchises solely by means of our Franchise Disclosure Document. Certain states in the U.S.A., provinces in Canada, and other countries have laws governing the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of these states/provinces, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable legal requirements in your state. This information about our franchise opportunity is intended solely for residents of the United States and Canada.