US Eye Network Expands in South Carolina Through Partnership With Carolina Eyecare Physicians

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Friday, September 18, 2020 12:33 AM CHARLESTON, S.C.—Carolina Eyecare Physicians, a leading multi-disciplinary physician group practicing in Carolina’s Lowcountry, has joined the expanding US Eye network of premium eyecare practices, according to an announcement Thursday. Carolina Eyecare Physicians will retain its existing practice name while integrating its operations, procedures and service offerings within the US Eye model, the announcement noted. The terms of the partnership deal were not disclosed.

Omni Group Partners With Eye Care Northwest

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:33 AM ISELIN, N.J. and SPARTA, N.J.— Omni Ophthalmic Management Consultants  (Omni), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (NMS), has announced a strategic partnership with Eye Care Northwest, P.A., a market-leading provider of medical-surgical eyecare services in northwest New Jersey. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Sparta, Eye Care Northwest has remained at the forefront of the eyecare field for more than 20 years and currently employs one board-certified ophthalmologist and one optometrist.

PE-Backed SightMD Announces a Strategic Partnership With Larry P. Berstein, MD, FAAO

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:21 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—SightMD, a multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, has established a strategic partnership with Larry P. Berstein, MD, FAAO, a Nassau County-based ophthalmologist.

EyeSouth Partners Announces 19th Affiliation and Second With Texas-Based Practice

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:21 AM ATLANTA—PE-backed EyeSouth Partners has completed an affiliation with Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates (MCOA), according to an announcement this week.

Retina Consultants of America Announces Alliance With Minnesota’s VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:18 AM SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, said Wednesday that it has established a new alliance with VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA, which is based in Minnesota but serves patients across the upper Midwest.

EyeCare Partners Completes Acquisition of Corrective Eye Center of Northeast Ohio

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC, a leading network of full-scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices, has added to its position in the ophthalmology health sector with the recent acquisition of Corrective Eye Center,  a leading northeast Ohio private ophthalmology practice.

Keplr Vision Establishes New Medical Advisory Board With Five Inaugural OD Members

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:21 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision has announced the formation of its new Medical Advisory Board (MAB) and the appointment of five inaugural members.

Keplr Expands into Michigan with New Partnerships Operating a Total of 10 Eyecare Locations

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:24 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision, a management organization that offers a comprehensive support platform and advocacy program for eyecare practices, announced Tuesday that it has entered the state of Michigan with its affiliation with “two well-established groups.”

AEG Vision Acquires Denver-Based Eyes of the World

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:27 AM DALLAS—AEG Vision, an owner and operator of leading optometry practices across the U.S., announced Monday that it has acquired the eyecare practice Eyes of the Worldwith its two locations in Denver. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Upon closing, AEG Vision operates more than 20 practices under multiple brands in Colorado. In addition, this marks the company’s second acquisition in the past two weeks. (VMAILreported the earlier deal here. ) AEG Vision is a portfolio company of Riata Capital Group.  

TearClear Raises $22 Million to Advance Clinical Programs in Development and Names Raetzman as a Director

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:21 AM BOSTON—TearClear, an emerging ophthalmic pharma company working to disrupt the way topical medications are delivered to the ocular surface, has raised $22 million in a Series B funding round, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Shore Capital-Backed EyeSouth Partners Completes ‘Affiliation’ with Retina Associates of Middle Georgia

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:15 AM ATLANTA—EyeSouth Partners announced that it has completed an affiliation with Retina Associates of Middle Georgia (RAMG). The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s eighth in the state of Georgia and 18th affiliation overall.

AEG Vision Continues Arizona Expansion

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:33 AM DALLAS—AEG Vision, an owner and operator of leading optometry practices across the nation, announced the acquisition of Silverbell Eyecare Center in Tucson, Ariz. The practice, which was founded in 1990 by Richard Baim, OD, becomes the 14th practice under AEG Vision’s practice group in Arizona, according to the announcement. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

ReFocus Eye Health Acquires OptiCare Eye Health & Vision Centers of Connecticut

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:30 AM RYE BROOK, N.Y.— ReFocus Eye Health has acquired OptiCare Eye Health & Vision Centers, according to an announcement late last week. This new partnership adds OptiCare and its four decades of excellent patient care to the ReFocus Eye Health organization. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With the addition of OptiCare’s three Connecticut offices (Waterbury, Westport and Torrington), ReFocus now provides patient care across 11 locations in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The management firm, which is based here in Rye Brook, is backed by permanent capital, and it invests in ophthalmology practices with an exclusive focus on quality care and long-term, sustainable growth, the announcement noted. Its experienced team of operators and clinicians work alongside local physicians to transform the eyecare experience for patients through the use of clinical and management best practices. It is a portfolio company of investment firm Zenyth Partners of Great Neck, N.Y.

EyeCare Partners Completes Six New Practice Acquisitions in Second Quarter

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC (ECP), a leading network of full scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices, announced the acquisition of six new optometry, ophthalmology and eye surgery centers in regional markets around the country. ECP said it closed on the following acquisitions during the second quarter:
• Vitreous Retina Macula Specialists of New Jersey in Somerset, New Jersey (Vatsal Doshi, MD)
• Foothills Eye Care in King, North Carolina (Kevin Walker, OD)
• Arizona Eye Institute & Laser Center in Phoenix, Arizona (Emilio Justo, MD)
• 2020 Vision Care in St. Louis, Missouri (Melissa R. Lewis, OD)
• The Retina Clinic in Mine Hill, New Jersey (Katrik Patel, MD)
• Patel Retina Institute in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania (Sachin Patel, MD) 

Keplr Vision Completes Strategic Partnership With Cockrell Eyecare Center and Launches Keplr Advocacy

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Friday, July 17, 2020 12:27 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision announced Thursday that it has established a strategic partnership with Cockrell Eyecare Center in Stillwater, Okla., and its professionals Dr. David Cockrell, Dr. Cherry Cockrell and Dr. Jeff Miller. In concurrence with this announcement and new partnership, Keplr Vision also is launching Keplr Advocacy with Dr. David Cockrell as its leader.