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'I have now been qualified as an Optician/Optometrist for over 50 years, the majority of that time leading Specsavers. The secret of Specsavers has been Price Quality and Service Revolution (Quality includes both Professionalism and Fashion).'

Doug Perkins

Joint Group CEO and Co-founder

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A qualified and registered optometrist for more than 50 years, Doug is accountable for the overall success of the partnership. Doug also has specific responsibilities for the advancement of professional standards across Specsavers and supporting the regulatory agenda across our markets. He and his wife Mary established Specsavers’ joint venture partnership model in 1984, with the vision of making eyecare more affordable.

'I have now been qualified as an Optician/Optometrist for over 50 years, the majority of that time leading Specsavers. The secret of Specsavers has been Price Quality and Service Revolution (Quality includes both Professionalism and Fashion).

The innovation has never stopped and is still going on as we speak – the present focus is on technology and providing additional medical services linked to the NHS.

We are proud to lead the industry and are proud to be the most trusted brand in the UK and Ireland.'
Doug Perkins, Joint Group CEO and Co-founder