One of the leading opticians in the UK
Boots Opticians is one of the leading opticians in the UK with 636 practices, of which 182 operate on a franchise basis. 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. In August 2013, the company 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.
In 2016, Boots Opticians added Pennies to the tills its core practices, offering customers the chance to donate a few pence to charity when they pay by card. For the first 2 years, donations supported the National Literacy Trust as part of the business’s commitment to improving child literacy and breaking the cycle of illiteracy for disadvantaged children like Tom. In September 2018, Boots Opticians partnered with BBC Children in Need, with customer micro-donations helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.