DEPARTMENT store chain John Lewis is to open two opticians, as part of its strategy to extend its range of services.

The employee-owned firm said it will open the units at its Stratford City and Cardiff stores in the autumn offering the latest eye care technology as well as designer frames by Ray-Ban, Prada and Giorgio Armani.

The move follows the opening of eight Kuoni travel concessions in John Lewis branches and a Hotel Chocolat unit in the firm's Edinburgh store.

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