TORONTO—Specsavers, a provider of eyecare and eyewear with more than 100 independently owned optometrist practices across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Canada, has recently announced a partnership with the Municipal Retirees Organization Ontario (MROO), the largest organization supporting Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pensioners. This partnership aims to provide MROO members with accessible and affordable eye health services at over 50 Specsavers locations in Ontario. "We're delighted to partner with MROO and bring our passion for making quality eyecare and eyewear affordable and accessible to all their members,” said Bill Moir, managing director of Specsavers Canada.

“This partnership marks a great milestone in our mission to help change the lives of Canadians through better sight."

A notable feature of Specsavers locations is the inclusion of optical coherence tomography (OCT) as part of the standard eye exam, provided at no cost to eligible patients. OCT is a 3D eye scan that offers detailed insights into the back of the eye, enhancing optometrists' ability to assess patients' eye health comprehensively. Moreover, for individuals aged over 65, the cost of a standard eye exam, inclusive of OCT, is covered by provincial health care plans.

"The focus on eye health and great value makes Specsavers a perfect partner for MROO,” said Keith Robicheau, president of MROO. “We are proud to partner with a company that will offer not just great prices but also comprehensive eye exams that will benefit our members.”

In addition to comprehensive eye exams, Specsavers offers a range of eyewear, including frames, lenses and contact lenses. Founded in the U.K. 40 years ago by optometrist husband-and-wife team, Doug and Mary Perkins, there are now more than 2,600 Specsavers health care businesses across 11 countries serving over 42 million patients and customers.