EYECARE: Optometry Thomas Eye Group Announces Acquisition of Five-Location Georgia Optometry Group in Metro Atlanta By Staff Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:30 AM ATLANTA—Thomas Eye Group said it has acquired Georgia Optometry Group, adding five new locations throughout metro Atlanta market. Thomas Eye, which operates eyecare locations in Douglasville, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Morrow and Stone Mountain, Ga., said it expects to “expand and provide eyecare to the ever-growing Atlanta community,” a recent announcement noted. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. No other details about the transaction were available at VMAIL’s press time. According to the group’s announcement, following the acquisition, Thomas Eye Group (TEG) will operate 16 offices across Metro Atlanta and will continue to build better access to quality eyecare in the community.“We are very excited to welcome Georgia Optometry Group to the TEG family,” chief financial officer Stephen Janis said. “It is bringing together two of the oldest, largest and most respected eyecare providers in Metro Atlanta.” In addition, five optometrists will be added to the practice increasing Thomas Eye’s capacity to provide excellent patient care that will focus on comprehensive eye exams with prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses. “We are thrilled with our new partnership with Georgia Optometry Group,” added Thomas Eye Group president and Dr. Kenneth Neufeld (also an oculoplastic surgeon). “Their quality providers and longevity in the Atlanta market, along with the 45-plus-year history of Thomas Eye Group in the Atlanta market is unprecedented. This collaboration will make a more comprehensive and seamless care model to benefit all of our collective patients.” The five new Thomas Eye Group locations will officially begin seeing patients on Thursday, Dec. 2, the announcement noted. Founded in 1974, Thomas Eye Group is a full-service eyecare provider offering a variety of services, including routine eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, refractive cataract surgery, pediatric eyecare, LASIK, as well as other medical, surgical and cosmetic services.