About Spectrum

Spectrum is open to all optical industry practitioners, whether or not they work with Specsavers. Membership of Spectrum offers you:

  • Exclusive news and insight into developments in optometry
  • Professional development modules, including free online CET (a selection of the CET on offer to people who work for Specsavers)
  • Access to other Specsavers CET events

About Specsavers

Specsavers is a Partnership of nearly 2,000 locally-run businesses, committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve. 

Founded in 1984 by husband and wife optometrist team, Doug and Dame Mary Perkins, who pioneered the optical joint venture partnership model and revolutionised the industry. 

Each joint venture Partnership is part-owned and managed by its own directors, who are shareholders of their own practice and supported by key specialists in support offices, who provide a range of services, such as marketing, accounting, IT and wholesaling, among others.

This ensures that the opticians and audiologists who run their stores can concentrate on delivering what they do best – provide expert eye and hearing care to their customers.

Specsavers is a champion of the National Health Service – of its 20m UK customers, 60% are from the NHS.

Specsavers is also the largest employer of registered optometrists and dispensing opticians (around 3,500) in the UK. Its investment in professional education and focus on clinical excellence is second to none, with career paths in place for all professional groups and over 50,000 CET points awarded every year through its events, publications and online modules.

With a unique track record of innovation and change in optics, Specsavers is now leading the drive to transform eye health in the UK, encouraging more people to visit the optometrist and working with the NHS to deliver more enhanced eyecare services in the community.

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