Latest News Sacramento Optometric Group Selects VSP Ventures for Practice Transition By Staff Monday, February 1, 2021 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Ventures announced late last week the acquisition of Sacramento Optometric Group, located in Sacramento, Calif. The single-location practice has served the region for 90 years, providing comprehensive eyecare to generations of families, according to the announcement. Founded in 1931 by the late George Takahashi, OD, the Sacramento Optometric Group has been co-owned by Kenneth Sakazaki, OD, and Katrina Gallardo-Chang, OD, since 1987 and 2017, respectively. “While we had offers from other practice transition groups, we were confident that our practice would be in the best hands with VSP Ventures,” Dr. Sakazaki said in the announcement. “Our relationship with VSP dates back to its founding in the 1950s, and their care-focused philosophy positions us to meet the needs of our patients for years to come.” Sacramento Optometric Group specializes in a wide array of eyecare services, including comprehensive eye exams, management of ocular diseases and emergency treatment. The practice will continue to operate under the same name, and Drs. Sakazaki and Gallardo-Chang as well as their practice staff will remain in their roles. “VSP Ventures was created to offer an alternative transition partner for doctors looking to protect and extend their practice’s legacy of delivering great patient care,” VSP Ventures president Tiffanie Burkhalter said. “We are honored that Drs. Sakazaki and Gallardo-Chang chose to partner with our team.” VSP Ventures, a unit of VSP Global, has acquired eyecare practices with a total of more than 24 locations, a spokeswoman told VMAIL. To learn more, VSP network doctors can visit: VSPVentures.com.