BUSINESS: Private Equity Rev360’s 26 Visionary Partners' Practices Join Keplr Vision, Solidifying Keplr’s Pacific Northwest Presence By Staff Monday, August 9, 2021 7:59 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision said it has completed its newest partnership with the 26-practice group known as Visionary Partners, which was owned by Rev360. Comprised of 19 locations across Nevada, three in Oregon, and four in Washington, the Visionary Partners group represents a strong, doctor-focused network of clinics dedicated to providing medically focused optometric care, the Keplr Vision announcement noted. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This marks Keplr Vision’s entrance into Nevada and strengthens its presence in the Pacific Northwest, the announcement said.Keplr Vision, formed in 2019, is a portfolio company of Canada’s Imperial Capital, and now is an organization consisting of more than 260 practices across more than 30 states. “This group of doctors belongs with Keplr Vision, and we are excited they could join us,” Nick Williams, chief executive officer of Keplr Vision, said in the announcement. “With a focus on the continued expansion of optometric scope and retaining the private practice feel, our values fully align.” Two of the Visionary Partners’ practices—Pritchett Eye Care Associates and ClearVision Eye Centers—span the areas across Reno and northern Nevada, and throughout Las Vegas and southern Nevada, respectively. The additions mark Keplr Vision’s significant entry into the state of Nevada. Dr. Evan Pritchett, OD, of Pritchett Eye Care was among the early practices under the Visionary Partners’ umbrella when it was launched by Rev360 in early 2018. Separately, Rev360 sold its other portfolio company Professional Eye Care Associates of America, or PECAA, to the Healthy Eyes Advantage alliance group late last month, as VMAIL reported. Accent Eyewear, Artisan Eyeworks and Indian Creek Family Eye Care in Oregon, and Advanced Eyecare of Mukilteo, Eyecare Elements and Bel-Red Vision Clinic in Washington also joined the Keplr Vision group. Dr. David Cockrell, a former president of the American Optometric Association and a Keplr Vision partner doctor since 2020, noted that Keplr Vision’s expansion into Nevada is “one more step forward as we continue to push the industry toward allowing ODs to practice full-scope optometry nationwide.” Dr. Cockrell also leads Keplr Advocacy, an initiative created to pursue policy and regulatory changes at the state and federal levels to expand and protect the practice of optometry. Dr. Jon Christiansen, a Visionary Partners’ senior vice president and Nevada practice owner, added, “Through our partnership with Visionary Partners, our doctors enjoyed the support that allowed them to retain their practices’ unique cultures and outstanding patient experience. This partnership with Keplr Vision not only upholds that distinction, it also delivers a formidable legacy through a top-notch national organization.” Dr. Lance Anderson, founder of Accent Eyewear and a co-founder of PECAA, said he believes the new partnership with Keplr Vision “will preserve the legacies of our practices because Keplr Vision represents our same core values—respect for the brand and focus on the patient experience.” Added Dr. Ben Gaddie, chief medical officer and a Keplr Vision partner OD since 2017, “Keplr Vision continues to grow because the solid foundation we offer doctors and their practice teams is unsurpassed in the industry. We welcome this group of best-in-class doctors and look forward to our future together.” Keplr Vision said it has partnered with nearly 400 private practice optometrists who focus on pushing the practice of optometry forward. Through a collaborative partnership, Keplr Vision offers OD partners robust business support services and supply chain management that allows doctors to focus on their practice and their patients while retaining their legacy, the announcement noted. For more information about Keplr Vision partnerships, contact chief growth officer Claude Labeeuw at (415) 381-5845.