BUSINESS: Private Equity US Eye Partners With Three Premier Optometry Practices in Florida as It Expands Network to 57 Practice Locations Across the Southeast By Staff Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30 AM SARASOTA, Fla.—US Eye, a physician led, patient-centric network of integrated eyecare practices, has announced new partnership arrangements with three established optometric practices in Florida. The new partnerships include Rick Billings, OD; Hart Eye Care; and Precision Eye Care of Central Florida. All practices have a long history of providing personalized patient care in the communities they serve, according to an announcement from US Eye. Earlier this month, US Eye partnered with Southwest Florida Eye Care as VMAIL reported.Dr. Billings is a solo practitioner in Sarasota, Florida. He has been serving patients for decades from his office in South Sarasota. Andrew Hart, OD, and Brenda Hart, OD, founders of Hart Eye Care, have both been practicing in Fort Myers since 1993. Precision Eye Care of Central Florida, located in Altamonte Springs and Mount Dora, was founded in 1974 and employs two optometrists, Jennifer Hill, OD and Kaitlyn Smith, OD. “These three practices, although new to the US Eye network, are not new to the patients and communities they serve. I am honored to partner with long-time providers of exceptional patient care, all of whom have established themselves as leading optometric physicians in the region,” said David Shoemaker, MD and CEO of US Eye. “We seek to partner with skilled, passionate and dedicated eyecare providers; key qualities our new team members inherently possess. We are simply delighted to expand our team as we continue to deliver unsurpassed eyecare to patients in Florida, our home state.” The practices will integrate their operations with the US Eye model to enrich patient care and expand service offerings, while maintaining the same close personal relationships each provider group has built with their patients over the years. With the addition of Dr. Billings, Hart Eye Care and Precision Eye Care of Central Florida, US Eye now operates 57 clinics and five surgery centers across the Southeast U.S. US Eye is committed to providing exceptional patient service through premium technology and unrivaled provider expertise. US Eye practices offer an extensive range of ophthalmic and medical services, including laser cataract surgery; advanced intraocular lenses; all-laser LASIK; glaucoma, retina and cornea care; cosmetic facial surgery; dermatology; audiology; and skin care.