Shopko Optical Hits a Milestone with the Opening of its 100th Eyecare Location and Plans for Further Expansion in 2021

By Staff
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:33 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical, a leading provider of quality eyecare services across the Midwest, opened its 100th location late last month, in its home state of Wisconsin, and has subsequently added three more locations to its retail group. The 100th location is in Hartford Wis., and on Monday, Shopko Optical opened eyecare location #103 in Vadnais Heights, Minn., company executives told VMAIL.

Eye Health America’s Growth Continues with the Onboarding of a Leading Retina Specialist in Upstate South Carolina

By Staff
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:24 AM GREENVILLE, S.C.—Eye Health America (EHA) and its Clemson Eye practice group said this week that Piedmont Retina Associates, led by Dr. Nick McLane, MD, has joined its management services group, as of April 30.

EyeSouth Partners Expands Presence in North Georgia With Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons Affiliation

By Staff
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:30 AM ATLANTA—EyeSouth Partners, a management services organization based here, said Monday that it has completed an affiliation with Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons (GEPS) of Duluth, Ga. The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s 10th in the state of Georgia and 23 affiliation overall. The terms of the new partnership were not disclosed. EyeSouth, an eyecare-focused management group, is backed by the private equity firm Shore Capital Partners of Chicago and is committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eyecare services in the U.S., the announcement noted.

Independent Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend New Look Vision Shareholders Vote in Favor of Proposed ‘Going Private’ Deal

By Staff
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:27 AM MONTREAL—New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSX: BCI.TO) announced Monday that both Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass Lewis and Co. (Glass Lewis) have recommended that holders of Class A common shares of New Look Vision vote “for” the proposed plan of arrangement with NL1 AcquireCo Inc.

American Vision Partners Adds Arizona’s Aiello Eye Institute to its Expanding Organization

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:18 AM PHOENIX—American Vision Partners (AVP), a leading and rapidly growing eyecare practice management organization, has announced a new partnership with Aiello Eye Institute in Yuma, Ariz.

VSP Ventures Announces Two New Practice Partnership Acquisitions: El Cerrito Optometry and Laguna Creek Optometry

By Staff
Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Ventures announced Wednesday the acquisitions of El Cerrito Optometry and Laguna Creek Optometry, each of which operates one location in El Cerrito, Calif., and Elk Grove, Calif., respectively.

Midwest Vision Partners Announces Partnership With Balian Eye Center as it Expands to 50-Plus Locations

By Staff
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:24 AM CHICAGO and ROCHESTER, Mich.—Midwest Vision Partners (MVP) said Monday that it has agreed to a management partnership with Balian Eye Center (BEC), which serves patients in southeast Michigan. This represents MVP’s 12th partnership in eyecare and broadens its network to 115 physicians, 52 locations and more than 1,200 staff across Michigan and Ohio, according to the Midwest Vision Partners’ announcement.

Rx Optical Will Partner With MyEyeDr.

By Staff
Monday, May 3, 2021 3:15 PM VIENNA, Va.–Rx Optical, with 54 locations across Michigan and Indiana, announced today that it is partnering with the MyEyeDr. family of practices. The deal will bring the total MyEyeDr. office count to 731 over 26 states and the District of Columbia. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The partnership further solidifies the presence of MyEyeDr. in the Midwest. Since partnering with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in 2019, MyEyeDr. has added 185 offices to its list of optometric practices focused on the vision healthcare needs of a diverse patient base across the country, the company said.

Bausch Health May Consider Potential Sale of the Bausch + Lomb Eyecare Business, According to Report

By Staff
Friday, April 30, 2021 12:39 AM Bausch Health may sell B+L eyecare biz, Eye Health America continues Southeast expansion, optical sales continue to decline, Jobson Tracker says, EssilorLuxottica to exhibit at Expo as fully integrated company and more than 200 exhibitors commit to Vision Expo East all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Bausch Health May Consider Potential Sale of the Bausch + Lomb Eyecare Business, According to Report

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Friday, April 30, 2021 12:36 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Companies (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is weighing the potential sale of its Bausch + Lomb eyecare business, rather than spinning off the business to shareholders as the company planned, according to a Bloomberg report earlier this week. The news service cited “people with knowledge of the matter” as the origin of its report. Bausch Health declined comment on the report, a spokeswoman told VMAIL.

Eye Health America Continues Southeast Expansion as it Partners With the Eye Care Center in Upstate South Carolina

By Staff
Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:24 AM GREENVILLE, S.C.—Eye Health America (EHA), a leading eyecare practice management organization in the Southeast, has announced a new partnership with Drs. William Milford and Marion K. Williams of The Eye Care Center, an established, full-service optometric practice with locations in Anderson, Piedmont, and Williamston, S.C.

Midwest Vision Partners Announces Partnership With Eye Centers of Ohio as it Expands to 51 Locations

By Staff
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Midwest Vision Partners (MVP) has announced a new partnership with Eye Centers of Ohio (ECO), which is based in Canton, Ohio. The terms of the partnership transaction were not disclosed.

Omni Ophthalmic Announces Partnership With Erie Retinal Surgery, its Seventh Eyecare Partnership

By Staff
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:18 AM ISELIN, N.J.—Omni Ophthalmic Management Consultants, a portfolio company of NMS Capital (NMS), has announced a new strategic partnership with Erie Retinal Surgery, a market-leading regional provider of medical-surgical retinal services in Western Pennsylvania.

After a Pause in Mid-2020, Dealmaking Rebounds in Eyecare

By Mark Tosh
Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:00 AM NEW YORK—The challenges of 2020, for the most past, continue to drag on this year for most business sectors, including eyecare and optical retail. These challenges include recovering lost sales and patients, reduced appointment slots for many practices and the additional expense of PPE supplies and other safety measures that have become commonplace.

EyeCare Partners Finishes 2020 With a Flurry of Practice Additions

By Mark Tosh
Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:59 AM ST. LOUIS—Amid the challenges of COVID-19, some businesses found themselves so consumed with responding to these new external challenges that they overlooked the internal struggles faced by people within their own organization. EyeCare Partners, a leading network of integrated ophthalmology and optometry providers, saw this need and moved quickly to find ways to care for its own team members while they were themselves caring for ECP’s patients.