BUSINESS ReFocus Eye Health Further Expands its Partner Network By Staff Friday, December 1, 2023 12:27 AM STAMFORD, Conn.—ReFocus Eye Health has announced its newest partnership with Washington Eye Institute. Founded by Dr. Michael Summerfield, Washington Eye Institute's eight clinicians provide full-scope ophthalmologic care to its patients in the greater Washington D.C. area with offices in Greenbelt, Rockville, and Cumberland, Md. "This partnership with ReFocus Eye Health enhances our efficiency and effectiveness. Leveraging the resources and knowledge of ReFocus will enable us to provide the best possible eyecare to the broader D.C. community," stated Dr. Summerfield.ReFocus CEO Jeff Rinkov added, "We are thrilled to partner with WEI, a leading practice in the area with exceptional providers, outstanding staff, and a strong patient-centric culture. This affiliation is significant as it marks our first partnership in Maryland and the greater D.C.-Metro area, a market in which we intend to grow over the next several years."The recent affiliation with Washington Eye Institute is the seventh group to join ReFocus Eye Health in 2023. Additional partnerships completed in 2023 include: Philadelphia Retina Associates; Ophthalmology Physicians and Surgeons in Pennsylvania; Garden State Eye Physicians in New Jersey; Retina Associates of Greater Philadelphia; Primary Eye Care Center in Connecticut; and Stamford Eye Associates.Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., ReFocus Eye Health is a management services organization backed by Zenyth Partners, an investment firm focused exclusively on health care services businesses. ReFocus Eye Health is committed to providing unparalleled eyecare through its network of affiliated eyecare specialists. The ReFocus affiliate network includes 47 locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the D.C. area.