INVISION Atlanta Downtown SkylineMy Eyelab will open 18 locations in the Atlanta area. Credit: Anish Patel, CC BY-SA 4.0,

It signed a multi-unit franchise deal.

Optical retailer My Eyelab plans to open 18 stores in the Atlanta region.

The locations are part of a new franchise deal, What Now Atlanta reports. The expansion will begin in September.

Heading up the expansion are franchise co-owners Shiraz Attawala and Mehboob Panjwani along with team members Zain Attawala and Sagar Panjwani.

Zain Attawala said his team "determined that My Eyelab’s strategic vision aligned well with our desire for a scalable and sustainable business model."

My Eyelab is, along with Stanton Optical, part of Vision Precision Holdings. It operates 75 corporate locations.

Read more at What Now Atlanta