City optician store to close after national buyout

Conlons Lancaster
Conlons Lancaster

The Lancaster branch of Conlon’s opticians will close following the purchase of the company by Vision Express.

The store in Morecambe will continue to trade from its current location with its existing team, as part of the Vision Express portfolio.

The company said the Lancaster branch, in Penny Street, will relocate to Vision Express across the road, and some staff would be retained.

The national optical has acquired Conlon’s network of 19 stores situated in the North West of England and Scotland.

Vision Express CEO Jonathan Lawson said: “I am delighted that we have been able to take this opportunity to expand the reach of the Vision Express brand and we look forward to welcoming our new customers and colleagues in Lancaster.”

Peter Barton, chairman of Conlons Opticians said: “I would like to thank the loyal team at Conlons Opticians and our suppliers who have delivered excellent service for many years.

“It has been a pleasure to work with such competent, committed people.

“I would also like to extend a big thank you to all our loyal customers who will continue to be well looked after by Vision Express who also provide professional eye-care with excellent service.”