Pearle Vision

Min. Liquid Capital: $100,000

Total Investment: $391,795 - $620,538

Net Worth Required: $300,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000

Financing Available: Yes

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 529

Company-Owned Units: 110

About Pearle Vision

Pearle Vision is one of the largest eye care franchise retailers in North America, built around the neighborhood doctor with a discernible focus on patient experience. Pearle Vision allows local business owners to provide holistic, convenient eye care to their patients with the support and resources of a global brand. Today, our mission is to provide more patients and communities with genuine eye care by partnering with optometrists, opticians and investors who share our passion.

Why Pearle Vision?

Since its inception in 1961, Pearle Vision has been committed to genuine eye care, helping its licensed owners maintain strong margins and increase sales volumes. Here are a few compelling reasons to consider the Pearle Vision franchise opportunity.

  • Brand recognition
  • Independent businesses backed by strong support and resources
  • Decades of experience
  • Scalable growth opportunity
  • Incredible buying power

Pearle Vision makes it easy to run a business-with inventory management, insurance and billing support, our systems spot buying patterns and our supply chain is tailored and responsive to each store's individual needs. You can spend less time worrying about inventory and billing and more time positively impacting patient lives each day.

Ideal Candidate

Pearle Vision is looking for people who share our passions: expert care, trust and personal service. Committed to building and maintaining doctor-patient relationships, Pearle Vision has carved a niche in the industry and stands out as the franchise of choice for passionate and entrepreneurial owners who embody or values.

While many of our licensed owners are ODs or optometrists, these qualifications are not necessary-in fact, many our our most successful licensed owners come from business, sales and marketing backgrounds.

Here are a few ways that Pearle Vision stands out:

  • A better experience for doctor and patient-a great way to grow your business from the ground up.
  • Full-service patient care-our philosophy is eye care first, glasses second.
  • Sustainable demand-join a nearly recession-proof industry.
  • Better back-end systems mean more time for patients-managing your own practice becomes much less time-consuming with Pearle Vision's processes and operations support.
  • Affiliation with Luxottica, the world's leading optical company

Training And Support

Owning and running a business doesn't have to be a lonely pursuit. Pearle Vision licensed owners have a strong network of peers eager to share ideas and best practices. Pearle Vision licensed owners also can see how their EyeCare Centers are performing compared to peers, which helps you gauge performance and spot opportunities to boost performance.

We also provide dedicated business consultants to coach and counsel as you grow business, as well as:

  • A $35 million consumer marketing budget to help you attract patients.
  • An established, efficient supply chain that gives you access to some to some of the most fashionable frames in the industry.
  • Back-end systems and tools that help you more easily manage insurance, billing and payment services.


"I was looking for the opportunity to own my own optical store and found Pearle Vision. Pearle Vision's franchise model got me excited. More than anything, I wanted to have something on my own, and I can do that with Pearle."-Amir Essani, optician and Licensed Owner of Pearle Vision EyeCare Centers in Schaumburg and Vernon Hills, Illinois

"Having multiple locations has been surprisingly easy. I am able to manage more stores in less time because of the systems in place. The business model was designed to be scalable."-Steve Ziler, Licensed Owner of six Pearle Vision EyeCare Centers in Texas and Missouri

"Pearle gives us access to things that we would never have had on our own. Insurance panels, vendor discounts, items that as an independent, we would never have had access to. We're trained as optometrists. We don't have much business training at school and Pearle Vision provides that for us. Pearle helps us mend our eye care expertise together with business know-how."-Ketan Sheladia, OD, a Licensed Owner with four EyeCare Centers in Chicago, Illinois

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