Staples Opticians in Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire has been sold by its owners after 29 years.

Myers La Roche marketed the practice, which received five offers within two weeks of going on sale. Sellers Michael and Wendy Staples celebrated with a two week European river cruise and will locum this winter.

Hakim Group’s independent prescriber optometrist Faheem Sarfraz said: ‘I would like to thank Michael and Wendy Staples for the opportunity to join the practice, they have built a practice upon sound values, a great team and have a good reputation for clinical care. I am looking forward to continuing to grow the practice further.’