, a multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, has set up a “strategic partnership” with Lindenhurst Eye Physicians & Surgeons P.C., according to an announcement. The partnership “further solidifies SightMD’s position as the leading eyecare provider in Long Island,” and adds Lindenhurst Eye’s team of five ophthalmologists and two optometrists to SightMD’s team of more than 50 physicians. No details of the partnership agreement were disclosed. Lindenhurst Eye, founded in 1986 by Richard Nattis, MD, operates four locations on Long Island and offers a full suite of medical and surgical services, including laser cataract surgery, LASIK, treatment of corneal disorders, corneal transplants, pediatric ophthalmology, and treatment for retinal- and glaucoma-related conditions.
In September, SightMD and Chicago Pacific Founders Fund LP
(CPF), a strategic health care investment fund, announced they had entered into a partnership to expand SightMD’s care model across the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area, as VMAIL reported
In this week’s announcement, Dr. Nattis of Lindenhurst Eye said, “Our team is delighted to partner with a rapidly-growing and physician-led organization such as SightMD. We were extremely deliberate about evaluating our alternatives, and ultimately found that SightMD’s patient-first approach to care and its track record of delivering the highest levels of clinical quality aligned with the culture my partners and I have built at Lindenhurst Eye over the last 34 years.”
SightMD founder Jeffrey Martin, MD, added, “Dr. Nattis, along with his partners Jeffrey Nudelman, MD, and Alanna Nattis, DO, has built Lindenhurst Eye similar to SightMD—with a focus on delivering clinical excellence and accessibility to the community. It was evident from the start of our discussions that Lindenhurst Eye would be a seamless fit with SightMD, our over 50 physicians and over 250 dedicated clinical staff members.”
SightMD, a rapidly growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offers patients access to more than 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 25 locations spanning the east end of Long Island to Manhattan, according to the health care firm.