Four years on… and we’re still going strong!

Specsavers has been around since 1984 and we’ve been #makingwaves ever since. With over 37 years’ experience, our Specsavers family have been prioritising customer care and putting the needs of our customers above all else. Plus, we are upfront about our pricing – making us the leading optical provider of choice! 

Let us take you on the journey of where we’ve come from and where we are headed!

Since 1984, when co-founders Doug and Dame Mary Perkins opened the first Specsavers stores in the UK, it has been the commitment to working in partnership that has delivered success to thousands of Specsavers partners across 10 countries. Thirty-seven years on, the passion for partnership burns as brightly as ever across our audiology and optical settings. We believe at our core that our goals are best achieved by working together – as partners in a joint venture. 

Many people think Specsavers is just an optometry business. But we know that eyes and ears go together. In fact, audiology has been a part of Specsavers since 2004, long before we entered the Australian and New Zealand optometry markets in 2008. 

In 2017, with over 300 optical stores across Australia, almost $1billion in annual sales, and more than six million Australians as customers, we decided that the timing was right to launch Specsavers Audiology. Those four years have seen us operating at a record pace and #makingwaves, and we’re proud to say we’ve reached an extraordinary milestone of 200 stores now providing audiology care in Australia. 

In 2020, we extended our reach across the Tasman to New Zealand, with 25 stores now providing audiology care and huge plans for the future. 

And we’re far from done yet! We’re committed to bringing accessible and affordable hearing care to all New Zealanders and we’d like you to be part of our story.

Isn’t it time you chose Specsavers?  

At Specsavers Audiology, we believe that professional hearing care should be led by the experts, not driven by sales targets. Our partners and employed clinicians are experienced audiologists who have autonomy to prioritise care and make clinical decisions which are in the best interests of their customers. 

Our accessible clear pricing and product range, and our sound treated clinic rooms allow our audiology professionals to provide solutions for every day New Zealanders with confidence and without compromise.  

Take the next step in your career and start reaping the rewards of building your own business. 

To find out more, contact Paul Rolfe direct on +64 027 313 4465 or email 

To view available partnership locations, visit 

For a confidential, no-obligation discussion contact Julia Hewagama today.

Telephone: 0800 337 899

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