EyeCare Partners Acquires 3 Ohio Optometry Practices and 3 Kentucky Ophthalmology Practices

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ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, LLC (ECP) has added three new optometry practices to its Ohio footprint: Advanced Eyecare Associates,  the Columbus, Ohio, practice of David Zehnder, OD; Riverview Eye Associates, the Columbus, Ohio, practice of Steve Curtis, OD; and Sugarcreek Eye Health Center, the Bellbrook, Ohio, practice of George Reed, OD. All three practices operated in Ohio for over 20 years, according to an announcement from EyeCare Partners. “Dr. Curtis, Dr. Reed and Dr. Zehnder have built solid reputations for advanced ocular disease diagnosis and treatment in their respective communities,” said James Wachter, OD, chief professional officer of ECP. Complementary vision therapy, dry eye and ortho-k reshaping services attracts patients with a wide range of clinical needs.”

Kelly McCrann, chief executive officer of ECP noted, “ECP is laser-focused on attracting like-minded OD partners committed to practicing full scope optometry and sharing our vision of comprehensive eyecare under one banner. Each of these practices was driven to ECP in part to leave behind the administrative burden of everyday practice management, but also because ECP was the right partner to take their practice to the next level without changing their patient care model.”

EyeCare Partners has also expanded its footprint in the Kentucky ophthalmology market with the addition of three practices: John-Kenyon Eye Centers and Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers, in Louisville as well as McPeak Vision Partners, in the Bowling Green/Glasgow area.

Bennett & Bloom’s origin in the Louisville area dates back more than 30 years, to 1987. The practice’s 17 doctors, including nine ophthalmologists and eight optometrists, are led by Inder P. Singal, MD, a nationally and internationally recognized ophthalmology leader. At its nine locations in the Louisville area, Bennett & Bloom provides a full suite of Lasik, cataract, and retina medical and surgical eyecare services.

John-Kenyon has also serviced the Louisville market for more than 30 years. Led by Britt E. Brockman, MD, John-Kenyon’s four ophthalmologists and four optometrists, including recognized experts in cornea, retina and refractive care, treat all medical vision needs—from Lasik to cataracts to diabetic retinopathy and more—at its three centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Led by Spencer Witcher, MD and Mark Kroll, MD, McPeak Vision Partners been in operation since 1975. From its two primary locations in Glasgow and Bowling Green, McPeak’s two ophthalmologists and two optometrists provide a comprehensive suite of ophthalmology, optometry, and retail eyecare needs.

ECP’s McCrann added, “John-Kenyon, Bennett & Bloom, and McPeak are, simply put, the best in the business. ECP is committed to the provision of world-class eyecare by inviting only the most qualified, experienced doctors to join our family of optometry and ophthalmology practices.”

The terms of the acquisitions were not announced.