American Vision Partners Announces Partnership With Las Vegas’ Abrams Eye Institute

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PHOENIX—American Vision Partners, an eyecare practice management organization, has established a partnership with Las Vegas-based Abrams Eye Institute, marking its initial move into the Nevada market, according to an announcement this week. The affiliation of the two businesses will “improve the quality of care for patients in the Las Vegas, Henderson and Pahrump areas of Nevada by bringing additional world-class doctors, more comprehensive vision care services and additional locations to the community,” the announcement noted.

American Vision Partners is a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital and it was established in April 2017 with the affiliation of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and Southwestern Eye Center, as VMAIL reported. H.I.G. Capital is a global private equity investment firm with more than $25 billion of equity capital under management.

The affiliation with Abrams Eye Institute represents the fourth partnership announced by American Vision Partners in 2018. The firm previously partnered with Miles Eye Center in June 2018, M&M Eye Institute in September 2018 and McDougal Eye Center in December 2018, as VMAIL reported. Abrams Eye Institute has three locations and operates at the forefront of new eyecare technology and pursues innovation to provide optimal patient care, the announcement added. Dr. Jack Abrams is Nevada’s first ophthalmologist to perform laser cataract surgery and the laser corneal transplant.

“Well before we started discussing a partnership, I was aware of American Vision Partners and their stellar reputation,” Dr. Abrams said in the announcement. “The entire team at Abrams Eye Institute and I are incredibly excited to continue to care for the patients in our communities—now with more resources and support than ever before.”

Kyle A. Bohannon, president and chief executive officer of American Vision Partners, said the management firm is “excited to expand our unique brand of eyecare into the state of Nevada by partnering with Abrams Eye Institute.” He added, “Dr. Abrams and his team have consistently delivered exceptional ophthalmic care to the patients of Nevada, positioning Abrams Eye Institute as an ideal partner.”

American Vision Partners serves communities throughout Arizona and New Mexico, with more than 110 nationally recognized doctors and more than 45 locations, including 24 ambulatory surgical centers. Partner practices include Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Southwestern Eye Center and M&M Eye Institute, each of which has been in practice for more than 35 years, according to the announcement.