EYECARE Sight360 Unveils New Optical Hub in Tampa By Staff Saturday, September 30, 2023 12:21 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Sight360 has announced the opening of an expanded optical retail and eyecare office adjacent to its location at the Prado Vision Center in Tampa, Fla. Set to open its doors by the end of September, this cutting-edge 3,000-square-foot facility marks the company's inaugural venture into establishing a new optometric practice and optical retail space. The new optometry practice is located in the current Prado Vision medical office complex at 7522 N. Himes Ave. in Tampa, but in a separate building in the front.The location will introduce Radius, an innovative virtual reality diagnostic headset designed to revolutionize the patient's vision testing and education experience. Unlike the conventional comprehensive eye exam process that often involves cumbersome equipment, RadiusXR allows patients to remain in a comfortable seated position within an exam room or reception area, seamlessly testing their visual field, visual acuity, color vision and contrast sensitivity.Brian Hauser, CEO of Sight360, said, "The opening of the Sight360 Optical Center at Prado Vision expands our ability to offer comprehensive eye exams and eyewear to new and existing patients in North Tampa and the surrounding area, particularly those with routine benefits provided by Medicare Advantage plans, and popular employer benefits plans like EyeMed and VSP. This exemplifies our daily mission to care fully for our patients through the complete vision care services we offer.” Following the comprehensive eye examination, patients will transition into a contemporary optical area showcasing expansive collections of designer branded and value frames, catering to each patient’s particular style and budget. The experienced optical team will also assist each patient in selecting lenses and coatings that will fit that patient’s daily needs, ensuring they select eyewear perfectly tailored to their lifestyle and preferences.Sight360 is a portfolio company of SBJ Capital, a private investment firm with over $400 million of committed capital under management. Sight360. Its medical professional partners Pasadena Eye and Surgical Center, Eye Associates of Pinellas, Gulf Coast Retina Specialists, Ryczek Eye Associates, Vision Specialty Associates, Opti-mart, Prado Vision Center and The Eye Center provide integrated vision care services, including ophthalmology, optometry, optical services and related surgeries out of 18 clinics locations in the greater Tampa Bay region.