The IRIS Story
Dr. Francis Jean and the History of IRIS
Dr. Francis Jean: President/CEO
of IRIS The Visual Group.
IRIS acquired the largest optical retailer in Western Canada, Fort Optical, in 2000. This move nearly doubled the size of the IRIS network and initiated exciting changes for Optometrists in the West. IRIS introduced the concept of collaborative eyecare, bringing Optometrists, Opticians and Ophthalmologists together under one brand. The presence of IRIS in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario provoked important changes regarding the legislation pertaining to the profession of optometry. By breaking down barriers within the optical industry in Canada, a huge opportunity was created for young optometrists to develop business partnerships, working alongside skilled professionals from the industry.
Over the last 25 years, IRIS the Visual Group has become the largest network of eye care professionals in Canada. Thanks to a distinctive concept and commitment to highest quality products and services, IRIS has managed to differentiate itself in the eyecare industry.
The IRIS Culture
The IRIS Mission Statement
“Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality products and professional services in the world of eyecare.”
The IRIS Purpose
To Improve the Vision of Canadians.
The Guiding Values of IRIS
Passion, Honesty and Respect.
The IRIS Corporate Structure
View the complete list of the IRIS corporate team.