Sunvera Group Announces New Partnership With Kellis Eye & Laser Center as its Expands into Ohio

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Friday, February 26, 2021 12:21 AM BINGHAM FARMS, Mich.—Sunvera Group, a management services organization providing services to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties, announced the addition of Kellis Eye & Laser Center to its platform.

SightMD Announces Strategic Partnership With Two-Location Ophthalmology Practice of Norman Saffra, MD

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:21 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—SightMD, a leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, has announced a strategic partnership with Norman Saffra, MD, a Nassau County and Brooklyn based ophthalmologist.

Ocular Partners Names Jeff Freedman as Chief Executive Officer, Michael Brown as Chief Financial Officer

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Ocular Partners Inc., a leading physician-led eyecare group in greater Chicago, has named Jeff Freedman as chief executive officer and hired Michael Brown as chief financial officer, according to a recent announcement. Ocular Partners is supported by private equity investor groups MoonSail Capital and Plenary Partners. As chief executive, Freedman’s primary focus will be growing the company's footprint by leveraging its position as the clinical and surgical leader in ophthalmic treatment within Chicagoland, according to Ocular chairman Dr. Osvaldo Lopez.

CVP Announces Addition of Virginia’s Tidewater Eye Centers to its Growing Ophthalmology Platform

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:27 AM CINCINNATI—CVP, one of the country's fastest-growing ophthalmology networks, has added Tidewater Eye Centers as a partner practice in its Mid-Atlantic region.

Eye Health America Acquires Three Optometric Practices in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina

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Monday, February 8, 2021 12:27 AM GREENVILLE, S.C.—Continuing its expansion across the Southeast, Eye Health America (EHA) said late last week that it has added three established South Carolina optometric practices to its practice management organization: David Hamill, OD, and First Vision Group (FVG), Mark Vinson, OD, and Vision Care (VC), and David Johnson, OD, and Marlboro Eye Care Associates (MECA).

In Second Announced Deal of 2021, Quigley Eye Specialists Partners With Beraja Medical Institute in Miami-Dade County

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:30 AM FORT MYERS, Fla.—Quigley Eye Specialists, a private equity-backed multispecialty ophthalmology group, said this week that it has partnered with Beraja Medical Institute and Douglas Surgery Center (collectively BMI), a South Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders. Beraja Medical Institute has been providing care to Miami-Dade County for more than 30 years and joins 19 other locations under Quigley Eye Specialists ownership in Florida, according to the announcement.

FDA Green Lights U.S. Launch of J&J’s Tecnis Monofocal IOL

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:24 AM SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision announced on Feb. 2 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Tecnis Eyhance and Tecnis Eyhance Toric II intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of cataract patients in the U.S.

Ocular Partners Names Jeff Freedman as Chief Executive Officer as it Plans for Growth in 2021

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Friday, January 29, 2021 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Ocular Partners Inc., a leading physician-led eyecare group in greater Chicago, has announced that Jeff Freedman joined the company as chief executive officer.

Clear Sight Partners LLC Formed by S.F. Investment Firm, Brian Hauser Named CEO

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. (SBJ), a San Francisco-based investment firm, announced that it has completed a partnership with five Florida vision practices and a group of nine retail stores to form Clear Sight Partners, LLC (CSP).

Pegasus Equity Advisors Announces EyeCare Partners Acquisition of Several Oklahoma-Based Independent Ophthalmology Practices

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Friday, January 22, 2021 12:27 AM EyeCare Partners makes acquisitions, AOA takes issue with NAOO’s legislative position, HG Vision makes an investment in The Power Practice, optical sales dip and Keplr Vision continues its growth spurt all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

California’s Acuity Eye Group Announces Acquisition of Schultz Eye Clinic as It Continues Growth Trajectory

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:24 AM PASADENA, Calif.—Acuity Eye Group, a physician-owned and professionally managed ophthalmology group based here, said this week that it has added Schultz Eye Clinic of Yucca Valley, Calif., to its growing number of providers and clinics.

CVP Extends Its Growing National Ophthalmology Network With Addition of Three New Partner Practices

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Friday, January 15, 2021 12:18 AM CINCINNATI—CVP, a management group for ophthalmology practices formed in 2018 by the partnership between Cincinnati Eye Institute and Revelstoke Capital Partners, has expanded its platform in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions by adding three partner practices: Columbus Ophthalmology Associates (COA); Valley Eye Institute near Dayton, Ohio, and Virginia Beach Eye Center. The CVP organization (previously known as CEI Vision Partners) now includes a network of nine partner practices, according to an announcement this week. The terms of the news partnership affiliations were not disclosed.

PE-Backed Quigley Eye Specialists Expands Florida Presence Through New Partnership With Community Eye

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:27 AM FORT MYERS, Fla.—Quigley Eye Specialists, a Florida-based medical and surgical practice, said this week that it has partnered with Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center (collectively Community Eye) as it expands its presence in the Florida eyecare sector.

CORE Knowledge 2.0 Reboots The Ultimate Eye Science Game for 2021

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:12 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—The latest update of the ultimate virtual eye science game, CORE Knowledge 2.0, is now available at COREKnowledgeGame.org. With the addition of nearly 100 new topics and a reset leader board, one question remains: who will become the top-ranked players among the global optometry and ophthalmology communities? The online game debuted at ARVO in 2018 and has since been played by thousands of practitioners, researchers, educators, students and ophthalmic industry professionals across six continents.

EyeSouth Partners Expands Network to Include 28 Doctors in Ohio and Kentucky Through Affiliation with Midwest Eye Center

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:30 AM ATLANTA—EyeSouth Partners announced Monday that is has completed an affiliation with Midwest Eye Center (MWEC). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The affiliation represents Atlanta-based EyeSouth’s first in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. EyeSouth is an eyecare-focused management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners, and it is committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eyecare services in the U.S.