BUSINESS: Private Equity OCLI Vision Boosts NY-Area Presence With Addition of Stahl Eyecare Experts By Staff Friday, November 19, 2021 12:27 AM GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Stahl Eyecare Experts, a leading eyecare center in the Long Island area of New York for more than four decades, has joined OCLI Vision, a multi-practice ophthalmology group located in the Northeast, according to an announcement. The experienced eye surgeons at Stahl Eyecare Experts will “enhance the quality and range of care provided by the OCLI team from [the Stahl] offices in Garden City, Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Wantagh, N.Y.,” the announcement noted. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.In addition to other eyecare services, the eye surgeons at Stahl have been performing refractive surgery since 1981, and have performed more than 40,000 Lasik procedures, according to the practice’s website. OCLI Vision, with locations across the Northeast, is supported by the management and administrative services of Spectrum Vision Partners (SVP), an organization serving many of the top ophthalmology groups and ambulatory eye surgery centers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. SVP supports 29 clinic locations, three surgery centers and over 75 surgeons, doctors and other medical professionals. Stahl Eyecare Experts is Spectrum's 16th affiliation since 2017. Spectrum Vision Partners is a portfolio company of the investment firm Blue Sea Capital. “Once again, Spectrum Vision Partners is delighted to announce that an esteemed group of talented eye doctors will be joining the growing OCLI Vision team,” Tom Burke, SVP's chief executive officer, said in the announcement. “Stahl Eyecare Expert's philosophy of combining innovative science with a sense of compassion for patients´ welfare is a belief that we at OCLI Vision and SVP share. These experienced doctors bring such value to the OCLI team. We are delighted they are joining OCLI Vision." Joining OCLI Vision from Stahl Eyecare Experts are Marc S. Werner, MD; Thierry Hufnagel, MD; Benjamin Chang, MD; Silgi Varghese, OD; Christopher Lutz, OD; and Eleni Sehremelis, OD. Werner is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Lasik, oculoplastics, Botox and neuro-ophthalmology. Hufnagel is a cornea-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in Lasik, cornea and cataract surgery. Chang is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in retina, Lasik, cataracts, and intravitreal injection, and Varghese, practices full-scope optometry. Lutz is a board-certified optometrist and Sehremelis also is an OD. "My colleagues and I are excited for the opportunity to join the world-class team at OCLI Vision," Werner said. "Together, we are committed to providing expert care and advancing the technology and innovations around vision procedures. We're looking forward to furthering those goals with OCLI."