To strengthen its presence in the south of England, Scrivens, the UK-based optical retail chain, has acquired the OC Weathersbee group, according to the Optician magazine. Its six outlets bring the company's total door count to 119. The purchase was made only weeks after Scrivens bought Eye-Check, another optical chain with stores in six different locations. In a previous acquisition in 2002, the company had acquired 40 Melson Wingate stores.