EUGENE, Ore.—Sterling Vision based here announced that Lifetime Eye Care and The Vision Performance Center have merged with Sterling Vision, effective Oct. 1, 2020. The merger will bring Lifetime Eye Care and the Vision Performance Center under the operating umbrella of Sterling Vision, which has 10 practice locations across Oregon. The terms of the merger agreement were not disclosed. Lifetime Eye Care was founded in 1989, and Dr. David Hackett has been the lead physician and visionary at the practice for many years, according to the announcement earlier this month.

Hackett, OD, FCOVD, is an optometrist with an extensive background in primary eyecare, hard and soft contact lenses, eye injuries, red eyes, keratoconus, and traditional Laser-cataract surgery post-op care. To build upon the long history of vision therapy, vision development and vision rehabilitation at Lifetime Eye Care, Hackett established the Vision Performance Center in March 2019. "We place great value in offering vision therapy and vision rehabilitation to those requiring assistance with visual comfort and efficient visual performance in order to achieve their full potential," Hackett noted.

Albert Edwards, MD, PhD, one of the founding physicians of Sterling Vision, said, "We are thrilled to welcome the staff at Lifetime Eye Care and The Vision Performance Center to the Sterling Vision team. Adding Lifetime Eye Care and The Vision Performance center to the Sterling Vision network allows us to expand our services to Sterling Vision patients with vision therapy, vision rehabilitation, and sports vision.”

Edwards added, “Each of these treatments involves an individualized program designed to correct visual-motor, perceptual, and visual processing deficiencies that interfere with the ability to comfortably and efficiently use one's vision.”

Sterling Vision is a network of eyecare professionals driven to provide patient-centered care and its team of clinicians offer a comprehensive selection of medical, surgical, consultative, and aesthetics services, all delivered with care and thoroughness, according to the announcement.