Robert Frith Optometrists has taken over IJ Brown Opticians in the U.K. from partners Alun Bevan and Paul Wallis who will remain with the group before they retire. Founded in 1882 and employing 25 people, IJ Brown Opticians currently has four stores in the Dorset region and an in-house glazing laboratory. With this acquisition, Robert Frith Optometrists boasts a total of 16 stores, covering all the major towns in the region.