Black & Lizars has completed an asset deal with fellow independent Jack Brown to take on the nocturnal lenses patient book of its Glasgow practice.

The optical chain’s managing director Michelle Le Prevost said it created an opportunity for the firm to be the leading location for nocturnal lenses in the west of Scotland.

She said: ‘This won’t by any means be the largest deal of our acquisition trail, but it gives us 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.

‘Ortho-K nocturnal lenses are great for anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to wear glasses or lenses during the day – such as sports people – but it’s with kids that they become a long-term game changer. 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.’