EyeCare Partners Adds Texas Practice Sites in Deal With EyeCare Associates of East Texas

ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC has established a new partnership with EyeCare Associates of East Texas (ECA), which will result in the addition of ECA's four Texas clinics to ECP's national network of full-scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices, according to a recent announcement. The move also “launches ECP's expanded presence in Texas,” the announcement noted. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EyeCare Partners is a portfolio company of the investment firms Partners Group, and the eyecare group supports more than 500 practice sites in 18 states.

Its recent transaction in Texas was announced by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), which acted as a financial advisor to EyeCare Associates of East Texas, and confirmed by EyeCare Partners.

Based in Tyler, Texas, ECA has grown to become one of the leading eyecare providers in eastern Texas, the announcement noted. The practice serves the community across four clinical locations and its own ambulatory surgical center (ASC) with 12 providers supported by approximately 100 clinical and administrative staff. ECA provides comprehensive vision care in areas including, but not limited to, cataract surgery, retina treatment, glaucoma treatment and Lasik surgery.

EyeCare Partners currently offers comprehensive medical eyecare services throughout Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. The doctors of ECP serve the vision care needs of hundreds of thousands of patients annually.