Boots Opticians is one of the leading opticians in the UK with around 600 practices of which around 180 operate on a franchise basis. Of these, 420 are standalone practices and 180 are in Boots stores.
In August 2013, Boots Opticians became the first multiple optician in the UK to include digital retinal photography as a standard element of its eye test for customers of all ages.
De Rigo, a world leader in the design, production and distribution of high-end eyewear and sunwear, owns a 42% minority interest in Boots Opticians which it obtained in 2009 after Boots Opticians merged with Dollond & Aitchison to create the second largest optical chain in the UK.
*All figures are as at 31 March 2014.