What started in 1955 as an enterprising venture, has evolved into one of the island’s most recognized companies and a household name. The catchy slogan “wat Kan kan, kan Kan alleen,” was proven true and has transcended generations. The partnership between Aruba’s first Optometrist Mr. Manichi Oduber and Jeweler Mr. Sal Kan, who was later joined by Optician Hans Jansen, never compromised the company’s high-quality offerings and top customer service. The Specialists has come a long way as one of the island’s oldest most solid companies.
In 1996, Optometrist Bert de Vries joined the team and a couple of years later took over as managing director together with his wife and financial advisor RoseMarie de Vries. The motto is now “Our Mission… Your Vision” as they continue to bring the importance of eye care to the forefront. In 2014, The Specialists introduced a commercial hearing company to the island offering the latest in hearing devices.
As for the future, the next generation, Optician Marcus de Vries and Retail Professional Iris de Vries, have re-entered the business bringing with them years of optical experience working for international companies from the Netherlands and USA.
Not your average optical store
Now, we are ready to take this company into the next millennia. Times are changing and so are we. With a new view, we are moving into the future with a new name, bigger vision and better sound!
We believe everybody deserves friendly service – that’s why we offer everybody a delicious cup of coffee.
We know the importance of keeping up with innovations – bringing the latest technology to Aruba.
We feel the need for more sustainable solutions for our future – introducing ecofriendly products to our island.