BUSINESS: ICYMI Vision Innovation Partners Acquires Washington D.C. Ophthalmology Practice By Staff Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Expanding its presence in the Mid-Atlantic region, Vision Innovation Partners said it has acquired Washington D.C.-based ophthalmology practice, Washington Eye Specialists. "We are excited that Dr. Ted Gancayco and Dr. Cameron Ghafouri have chosen to partner with us," said Vision Innovation Partners' CEO Michael Dunn. "They have been important members of the Washington, D.C. medical community for many years and will be tremendous assets to our growing clinical team. As we sought a partner in the Washington D.C. area, we were looking for a perfect combination of talent, skill and success. We are fortunate to have found just that in Washington Eye Specialists.""We have been dedicated to excellence in ophthalmological care in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 25 years and are excited to be joining the Vision Innovation Partners family," said Dr. Gancayco. Dr. Ghafouri added, "Vision Innovation Partners has a strong reputation for clinical excellence across the Mid-Atlantic region and we are delighted to benefit from the shared resources of a fully integrated ophthalmology platformVision Innovation Partners' acquisition of Washington Eye Specialists is its ninth in two years and demonstrates its continued commitment to recruiting top-performing doctors and expanding patient access to care across its growing network of practice locations and surgery centers in the Mid-Atlantic, the company said.Vision Innovation Partners is backed by private equity firm Centre Partners and is the new name announced in June for the firm formerly known as Chesapeake Partners, as VMAIL previously reported.Centre Partners is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the healthcare and consumer sectors. Founded in 1986, Centre has offices in New York and Los Angeles and has invested over $2 billion of equity capital in over 80 transactions since its inception.