ORLANDO, Fla.—Ascend Vision Partners (AVP) has announced a partnership with Winter Park Ophthalmology, adding another premier eyecare practice to their network. “We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Rebecca Kurzon and her outstanding staff to our top-tier ophthalmic platform,” said Chad Tomlinson, chief development officer at Ascend Vision Partners. Under the partnership, AVP performs the business functions for the practice, including legal and regulatory compliance, insurance negotiations, human resources, IT, finance, marketing, legal guidance and more, according to the announcement.

Alleviating the practice of sometimes burdensome business operations will allow the clinicians to provide more patient-focused care, the company said. “My patient-first mantra fits perfectly with Ascend Vision Partners’ mission,” Dr. Kurzon said. “Teaming with AVP is one of the best decisions I’ve made in championing patient care.”

Kurzon and her team are backed by AVP’s chief medical officer and clinical governance board, a leadership group of renowned ophthalmologists who share their expertise to achieve the highest standard of care across the network of practices.

“Recognized as a leading eyecare group both regionally and nationally, Ascend Vision Partners strives to deliver exceptional patient care,” said Dr. Brad Foster, the organization’s chief medical officer. “We invest in the latest technology, hire the best and brightest doctors and secure a highly talented executive leadership team to build a differentiated model for eyecare delivery.”

Winter Park Ophthalmology joins Magruder Eye Institute, Robson Eye Institute, Lakeside Surgery Center, EyeCare Optical, Cohn Eye Center and R&E Optical, representing the gold standard of eyecare throughout Central Florida.

Established in 2022, Ascend Vision Partners delivers custom business solutions for eyecare professionals, allowing ophthalmologists and optometrists to focus entirely on patient care. Chicago Pacific Foundation, a strategic health care investment fund of Chicago, Ill., is the equity partner of Ascend Vision Partners.