Pearle Vision, North America’s ‘largest and most trusted licensed optical brand’, recently announced its 2013 expansion plans within the United States, which includes the re-licensing of 34 locations in 10 states.
With more than 520 eye care centers in the United States, Pearle Vision is now seeking to grow its national footprint and has identified Florida, Ohio and Michigan as the first markets for its aggressive re-licensing effort. Specifically in Florida, Pearle Vision is looking to convert locations in Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples, Jacksonville and Orlando. In Ohio, opportunities can be found in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. And in Michigan, centers in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Flint are available.
“For more than 50 years, Pearle Vision has been committed to providing genuine eye care to patients through our doctor-centric business model,” said Srinivas Kumar, senior vice president and general manager, Pearle Vision. “Currently, we are seeking dedicated optometrists to join our growing network of licensed operators and purchase company-owned centers with thriving operations and an existing patient base.”
As North America’s optical leader, Pearle Vision has a significant legacy in the industry and has continued to outpace competitors by evolving to meet patients’ changing needs and providing quality products and services they desire. In 2011, Pearle Vision’s licensed centers averaged annual retail sales of $742,000, with 25 percent averaging retail sales of $900,000. The company is committed to delivering the best optical and retail experience possible, a principle created by Dr. Stanley Pearle in 1961.
To fuel its growth, the company is looking for optometrists who have the ability and desire to leverage a strong operational system, provide genuine eye care and superior patient service, while contributing to their community. Qualified candidates should posses a minimum net worth of $300,000 and liquid assets of $100,000. Pearle Vision licensees can expect their initial investment to range from approximately $282,200 to $573,000, including a $30,000 licensing fee.
Optometrists interested in exploring re-licensing or new development opportunities should call 1.800.PEARLE.1 or visit www.pearlevisionfranchise.com.
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