Retina Consultants of America (“RCA”), a comprehensive physician management services organization, welcomes Retina Associates, P.A. of Kansas City, based in Kansas and Missouri, to its growing group of practices. Retina Associates, P.A. serves the greater Kansas City, Topeka, Sedalia, and surrounding areas. With this latest partnership, RCA adds the ninth premier retina specialty practice to join RCA as it continues to expand its alignment of leading retina practices throughout the country. Formed by Webster Equity Partners and headquartered in Southlake, Texas, RCA is partnering with leading retina specialists.
Beverly Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired The Eye Health Group, a New Jersey-based medical optometric service provider. The Eye Health Group is a leading vision support organization that assists its nine New Jersey and New York practice providers in performing comprehensive eyecare services. The Eye Health Group provides a full suite of medical eyecare services, from diagnosis and management of eye diseases to pathology, lab testing and pre- and post-operative care for surgical patients, as well as prescribing and dispensing contact lenses and vision corrective glasses.
Total Vision has announced its most recent partnership agreement, with Dr. Frank Burger and Dr. Mindy Walker of Golden Hills Optometry, as the doctors join Total Vision’s team of optometrists throughout California. For almost 40 years, Golden Hills Optometry has provided high caliber vision care throughout the Evergreen area in San Jose, Calif. The terms of the new partnership agreement were not disclosed. Total Vision, which is a portfolio company of Bregal Partners, is one of the largest networks of vision providers in California, with 41 practices currently and plans to grow further, according to the announcement this week.
EyeSouth Partners (“EyeSouth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an affiliation with North Georgia Eye Clinic (“NGEC”). The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s ninth in the state of Georgia and twenty-second affiliation overall. EyeSouth is an eye care-focused management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners. North Georgia Eye Clinic is led by Dr. L. Jeff Payne and Dr. Matthew Kaufman and functions with 10 total providers. NGEC employs approximately 75 support staff across six primary clinical locations in the North Georgia area.
Sunvera Group (“Sunvera”), a management services organization providing services to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties, announced the addition of Kellis Eye & Laser Center (“Kellis Eye”) to its platform and welcomes Dr. Augustine Kellis to the growing team of eye care specialists. Kellis Eye & Laser is headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, and serves six satellite locations across the greater Cleveland area. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Kellis and his team are the premier oculoplastic surgical providers in Ohio. Sunvera Group is a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners.
VSP® Ventures announced Monday the acquisition of Family Eyecare Associates, which comprises two offices located in Sparks and Reno, NV. Truly a family practice, Family Eyecare Associates was founded in 1974 by Dr. Denis Humphreys and includes his son, Dr. Troy Humphreys, and his daughter-in-law, Dr. Becky Humphreys, as well as Drs. Evan Marchant, Cori Cooper, Umari Duffus, Katie Braganza and Tonya Hubbard. The doctors at Family Eyecare Associates provide comprehensive eye care services, including eye exams, ocular disease treatment and refractive surgery co-management. The practice will continue to offer these services and operate under the same name, and its eight doctors and 40 staff will remain in their roles.
Eye Health America (EHA), a leading eye care practice management organization in the Southeast, welcomes three established optometric practices into its business family: David Hamill, OD and First Vision Group (FVG) , Mark Vinson, OD and Vision Care (VC), and David Johnson, OD and Marlboro Eye Care Associates (MECA). All have been providing quality eye care in Florence, Marion and Bennettsville, South Carolina for over thirty years. EHA, formed in 2018 by LLR Partners, has seen substantial growth in the past 18 months, and now includes 26 locations, five ambulatory surgical centers, and more than 800 employees.
Quigley Eye Specialists has partnered with Beraja Medical Institute (BMI) and Douglas Surgery Center (collectively “BMI”), a South Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders. Beraja Medical Institute has been providing care to Miami-Dade County for over 30 years and now joins 19 other locations under Quigley Eye Specialists ownership in Florida. This partnership will establish Quigley Eye Specialists’ presence in Miami-Dade County. Together, Quigley Eye Specialists and BMI have 36 optometric physicians and ophthalmic surgeons with three surgery centers in Southwest and Southeast Florida.
SightMD, a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, announced Friday a strategic partnership with Norman Saffra, M.D., a Nassau County and Brooklyn based ophthalmologist. Through this strategic partnership, Dr. Saffra’s practices in Brooklyn and Hewlett will expand SightMD’s presence by adding two locations and six providers, growing SightMD’s current footprint to 40 locations and 85+ providers across the New York Tri-state Area. Founded in 1993, Medical and Surgical Eye Site has been a longstanding pillar of Brooklyn for over 25 years. Dr. Saffra expanded his practice and opened Nassau County Ophthalmology in 2010.
CVP, one of the country’s fastest-growing ophthalmology networks offering world-class eye care, has added Tidewater Eye Centers as a partner practice in its Mid-Atlantic region. This expansion brings together more than 20 physicians, 10 optometrists, two physician assistants, and two surgery centers in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Tidewater Eye Centers, with its roots in Virginia for 50 years, is a large ophthalmology practice, serving patients at three clinic locations in Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach. Tidewater Eye Centers provides care in the specialties of cornea, glaucoma, retina, as well as offering cataract and refractive surgeries.
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