Michel Guillon eyes up national growth options

Optometrist Michel Guillon is to open its second eye boutique in London, and a nationwide roll-out has been mooted.

Founded by Dr Michel Guillon, the eponymous retail concept aims to provide fashionable spectacles as well as the latest optometry techniques.

The first store opened in Sloane Square in June, and the second will open in Notting Hill in November.

Dr Guillon, a leading French optometry scientist, has had an eye clinic in Pimlico since 1987. He said there is a gap in the market for quality spectacles, combined with the scientific and technical expertise of his own research.

Three or four stores are planned next year in city centres. The expansion is self-funded, but Dr Guillon is looking for financial backing.