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Scottish opticians group focuses on ortho-k

Black & Lizars confirms a deal to acquire a competitor’s ortho-k patient contacts as it moves into myopia control

Women holding a contact lens

Black & Lizars has completed an asset deal with Jack Brown Ltd, which will see it take on the nocturnal lenses patient book of an independent opticians’ Glasgow practice. 

The deal is Black & Lizars’ first under managing director, Michelle Le Prevost, who has said that it creates an opportunity for the business to allow it to become a “leading location” for nocturnal lenses in the west of Scotland.

Ms Le Prevost commented: “This won’t by any means be the largest deal of our acquisition trail, but it gives us an instant volume in nocturnal lenses and strategically it puts us in a great position at a time when our industry is really ramping up the effort to treat short-sightedness.” 

She added: “As a business we have a heritage in leading-edge eye care technology, and a big part of our strategy going forward is using the latest available tech to combat myopia. This is the first time we’ve been able to treat a patient’s eyesight issue as well as correcting it, so it’s an exciting time for us.”