Vision Integrated Partners Expands into Oklahoma, Adds Sites in Missouri

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:21 AM CHESTERFIELD, Mo.—Vision Integrated Partners, a management services organization which provides non-medical services to its network of ECPs, announced partnerships with Britton Vision Associates (BVA) and Southwest Eye Clinic & Surgery in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Panorama Eyecare Acquires Evergreen Vision Clinic PC and 20/20 Vision Center

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Monday, September 12, 2022 12:24 AM FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Panorama Eyecare (PEC), a physician-led management services organization and the largest comprehensive eyecare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, has acquired Evergreen Vision Clinic PC and 20/20 Vision Center as partner clinics to expand its footprint across the Colorado Front Range.

NY Vision Group Joins OCLI Vision to Ensure ‘Continued Focus on High-Quality Patient Care’

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Thursday, August 25, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—OCLI Vision, an ophthalmology group located in the Northeast, said it is acquiring NY Vision Group, a New York City-area eyecare group that provides cataract, LASIK, glaucoma, retina and uveitis services from its offices in Tribeca (Manhattan), Richmond Hill (Queens) and Bushwick (Brooklyn).

Prism Vision Group Advances Mid-Atlantic Expansion in Maryland With 23rd Acquisition

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:18 AM NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.—Prism Vision Group, (PVG), a large vertically integrated eyecare services organization operating on the East Coast, said it has added Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates (SPEA) to its management services platform.

Investor Interest in Health Care Services Maintained a ‘Consistent Pace’ in Q2, Advisory Firm Says

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Friday, August 19, 2022 2:58 PM NEW YORK—Following the record-breaking deal volume seen in 2021, M&A activity and investor interest in the health care services space has continued at a consistent pace through this year’s second quarter, albeit with some drop-off in transactions in the eyecare sector. With the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic finally setting in, “the health care landscape has changed dramatically,” according to a recent analysis and report by Provident Healthcare Partners, an investment banking and advisory firm with offices in Boston and New York. 

“The disruption of the pandemic affected various levels of the supply chain for provider–based services,” the report noted. “These financial impacts are beginning to normalize while larger macro-economic conditions are beginning to worsen. Fears of rising interest rates, high levels of inflation, and declining overall economic health have led to an initial decline in consolidation in the overall market.” 

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In the ophthalmology sector, Provident said this area “continues to be one of the most active specialties within physician services as macro-economic concerns have, so far, done very little to slow the pace of deal-making within the sector.” The report noted several “strategic add-on transactions” in the quarter, as well as the entry of a new private equity firm investing in the space by way of a deal with Vision Innovation Partners (a platform formerly backed by Centre Partners that Gryphon Investors of San Francisco partnered with in May 2022).

With more than 60 of the investor-backed platforms at least four years into their investment in the eyecare sector, Provident said it expects secondary buyouts, similar to the Vision Innovation Partners’ transaction, to play a large role in consolidating a very fragmented space.

Magruder Eye Institute and Chicago Pacific Founders Launch Ascend Vision Partners, CEO Named to Lead the New Organization

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:21 AM ORLANDO and CHICAGO—Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF), an investment adviser that manages private equity funds, said that it—along with Magruder Eye Institute (MEI) of central Florida and Robson Eye Institute (REI) of the greater Tampa Bay, Fla., area—has recently formed Ascend Vision Partners (AVP).

Retina Consultants of America Adds 16-Location Austin, Texas, Practice to its Nationwide Network

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:18 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, said Wednesday that it has established an alliance with Austin Retina Associates (ARA), a 10-physician practice with 16 locations in and around the greater Austin metropolitan area.

Panorama Eyecare Establishes New LASIK Division Following Addition of Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 12:27 AM FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Panorama Eyecare (PEC), a physician-led management services organization and the largest comprehensive eyecare organization in the Rocky Mountain region, said Monday that it has formed Panorama LASIK, a group of vision correction centers under the Panorama Eyecare MSO organization. Additionally, Panorama Eyecare said that Panorama LASIK will be the LASIK Partner of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos.

MyEyeDr. Receives Recognition and Awards at AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting for its Support of the Optometric Profession

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:21 AM VIENNA, Va.—During the American Optometric Association’s annual Optometry’s Meeting in Chicago last month, MyEyeDr. received several awards and recognition for its team and for its commitment to promoting and protecting the practice of optometry across the country.

Unifeye Vision Partners Expands Further in Minnesota With New Partnership in the State

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:30 AM DALLAS—Unifeye Vision Partners (UVP), a leading network of comprehensive eyecare providers, has completed a strategic partnership with Regional Eye Center, a practice based in Hutchinson, Minn.

EyeCare Partners Expands Presence in Virginia With New Partnerships With Two Separate Eyecare Groups

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Monday, August 1, 2022 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners (ECP), a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, said late last week that it has expanded its presence in Virginia via partnerships with two eyecare groups.

MyEyeDr. Adds Two Experienced Executives to Practice Transitions Team

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 12:30 AM VIENNA, Va.—MyEyeDr. has announced two additions to its practice transitions team, Dr. Rob Allen and Matt Swartz. The two have joined the company’s transitions group and will work closely with optometrists on “finding a long-term home for their practice with MyEyeDr.,” according to the announcement this week. Swartz will lead MyEyeDr. partnership efforts in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, while Dr. Allen will work with optometrists across the country. Each brings extensive industry experience to the organization, the announcement noted.

Prism Vision Group Continues Mid-Atlantic Expansion With Acquisition of Central Maryland Eye Associates

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022 12:24 AM NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J.—Prism Vision Group, one of the larger vertically integrated eyecare service organizations on the East Coast, said it has acquired Central Maryland Eye Associates (CMEA), a full-service, family-focused eye and vision practice in Maryland.

Eye Health America Announces Newest Acquisition of Bradenton Eye Clinic

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Friday, July 15, 2022 12:21 AM BRADENTON, Fla.—Eye Health America (EHA), an integrated platform of eyecare practices across the Southeast, has agreed to a new partnership with Bradenton Eye Clinic, which marks the company’s 21st partnership since 2018.

Unifeye Vision Partners Expands in Both California and Minnesota

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 12:24 AM DALLAS—Unifeye Vision Partners (UVP), a leading network of comprehensive eyecare providers, said it has completed a strategic partnership with Shaaf Eye Center, based in Rancho Mirage, Calif. In addition, UVP said it is launching its organically grown retina sub-specialty practice, Minnesota Retina Associates, with the first of two planned locations seeing patients starting this week, according to the group’s announcement on Monday.