It has been an important defence for MG OMD as many rival agencies are said to have shown an interest in the account, which was an attractive size for both the major ad groups and independents.
Earlier this year Specsavers hired Katherine Whitton, the former Barclaycard chief marketer, following the departure of veteran chief marketer Richard Holmes.
A spokesman for Specsavers said: “Specsavers has been reviewing the current media arrangements in the UK and ROI since March 2018.
“They are currently in the final stages of this review and expect to announce a decision shortly.”
ID Comms has advised on the pitch.
MG OMD has held the account since beating then incumbent MEC in a final shootout in 2012.
MG OMD would not comment.