Looking at the Practice Ownership Model: New Financial Options for Independent ODs


NEW YORK—Having the wherewithal to successfully compete as an ECP and a business person can be a daunting challenge, particularly for independents. In today’s lightning-fast changing competitive climate, health care system requirements, new digital technologies and a host of other financial issues and operational concerns are spurring new levels of investment now within the optometry and ECP communities, very visibly, from private-equity-backed groups, who are moving to put together regional groups along with single offices in some markets. Several new programs are reshaping the delivery of vision care, as discussed in this month’s Vision Monday Cover Story.

Featured is a look at five new programs that offer alternative options for independent ODs:

Vision Source’s ‘Next’ Program Offers Services to Support Private Practice ODs

Rev360’s RevAdvance Program Designed to Sustain a Practice’s Legacy

Associates in Eyecare’s Unique Acquisition Model, Where Local ODs Keep a Stake

Pearle Vision’s ‘Ignite’ Offers Franchising Option for Independents Under Pearle Vision Banner

Vision One Credit Union’s Working With OptometryMatch.com and ODs to Navigate the Sale Process