Bailey Nelson
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Hi...we’re Bailey Nelson and we’re growing!

We provide authentic eyecare services and quality eyewear products.

Bailey Nelson was founded in 2012 at Bondi Beach in Sydney Australia and we're growing quickly.

We now have almost 70 stores across four countries - Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. We also have support offices in Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada.

We exist to make looking after your eyes a joy, not one of life's chores.

Our mission is to provide eyecare without trade offs. Our customers have the luxury of not needing to choose between style, quality, value, optometry care and good service.

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We bring the joy to eyecare through

  • Employing passionate people who live our values
  • Making our offer as simple as possible to make it easy for our team to focus on customers
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We bring the joy to eyecare through

  • Offering personalized optometry with 30 minute appointments in every store
  • Providing high quality lenses as standard inclusions
  • Investing in top line optical technology and equipment
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We bring the joy to eyecare through

  • Designing all our frames in house, following the latest trends and timeless styles
  • Providing people high quality glasses they are actually excited about wearing
  • Offering fair and straight forward prices

Our Values

Constantly Improve

We set big goals and take initiative to improve BN and the customer experience.

Down to Earth
We are comfortable being ourselves and create places where people want to be through our warmth, humility, confidence and respectfulness.

We achieve as a team.

Join us because...

  • You will get to do something purposeful & joyful everyday. You won’t just sell glasses. You will help people see, feel & look great
  • You will never be bored - we don’t do cookie cutter and optics is a never ending learning experience.
  • You will get to help shape a growing global business
  • You will have the opportunity to grow and develop yourself both personally and professionally
  • You will get awesome perks including an incredible employee discount & a Friends & Family program

Join our network of independent Doctors of Optometry

We make it easy to start and run your own practice because we provide:

  • A fully equipped exam room plus pretest equipment
  • Online booking, recall and EMR systems
  • Staff support for reception, appointments and pre-testing
  • Onboarding, practice management support and training  to help you run and develop your office as part of a new and exciting business model
  • The tools you need to optimize traffic and expand your clinic

To find out more about joining our network of Independent Doctors of Optometry, contact our Eyecare Director at

Hear from our Independent Doctors of Optometry

Dr. Desiree Vanderstar

I’m a native Calgarian. I graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry in 2017 followed by a Peds/VT residence at SCO. While working at a VT oriented private practice in Calgary I started working extra days as an associate at the Kensington Bailey Nelson. I found myself truly enjoying myself at work and in October 2019 when the opportunity arose to become the Lead OD at Chinook, I took it. This has been a really positive decision in my life & I have been very happy since. In my spare time I enjoy trying new restaurants, reading a good book or spending time with my family and friends.

What makes you love working here?
There is the culture. It is a great culture of inclusivity. BN encourages me to be myself at all times, which has been wonderful. There is a feeling of Community. Having a large number of authentic & personable colleagues is a good feeling. It's nice to have other OD's in a parallel role to talk to about work & life. We have had several social events (previously to COVID) and it’s been really enjoyable to get to know the Calgary OD's. I look forward to when we can get back to doing this again! I feel Supported. The feeling that I'm not an island because of the support from BN’s support office & the support from my local team. We each have goals & work in tandem to achieve them. I really appreciate when I hear them asking customers if they've had a recent eye exam. It's awesome to know they also view customers as potential patients for me. Lastly, BN is constantly trying to improve & grow.... because of this, I feel like feedback is taken seriously, valued and used to make positive change.

Current roles available