Noha Abdalla Joins MyEyeDr. Leadership Team as Chief Marketing Officer

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:27 AM VIENNA, Va.—MyEyeDr. has announced the newest member of its leadership team, Noha Abdalla, who joined the company as chief marketing officer on Nov. 30. Sue Downes, MyEyeDr. CEO, said, “I am excited to have Noha’s talents on our team and the opportunity to work closely with her to lead our marketing innovation and digitization efforts. We know that her skills and talents will accelerate our efforts in creating the next generation patient experience.” Downes added, “Noha brings to MyEyeDr. strong functional leadership, a focus on service experiences, significant experience building teams and running marketing efforts at scale in ways that will most certainly have a positive impact on our brand, her team and the associate and patient experience over time.”

Retina Consultants of America Adds Retina Associates of Sarasota to Group

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:27 AM SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Today, Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, has welcomed Retina Associates of Sarasota (RAS), based in Florida, to its growing group of practices. This is the eighth premier retina specialty practice to join RCA as it continues to expand the company’s presence across the U.S. including VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA, California Retina Consultants, Retina Consultants of Houston, Retina Group of Florida, Long Island Vitreoretinal Consultants, Retinal Consultants Serving Northern California, and Palmetto Retina Center, as VMAIL reported. 

U.S. Vision Notifies New Jersey of its Plans to Lay Off Roughly 300 Workers

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Friday, November 13, 2020 12:21 AM GLENDORA, N.J.—In a recent filing  with the state of New Jersey, USV Optical Inc., which operates as U.S. Vision, said it intends to lay off 299 workers at its lab in Blackwood, N.J.

Keplr Vision Expands in Key Markets and Enters Florida With First Practice Location

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:30 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision has announced this week three new partnerships with eyecare practices in three separate key markets across the U.S.

Vision Innovation Partners Completes 16th Acquisition, Adds Leading Baltimore Area Practice to Mid-Atlantic Platform

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:21 AM ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Omni Eye Specialists, one of the leading multi-specialty ophthalmology groups in the Baltimore metro area, has been acquired by Vision Innovation Partners, according to an announcement this week.

Retina Consultants of America Announces Alliance With Palmetto Retina Center

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:30 AM SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Retina Consultants of America (RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization that was formed by a private equity investor group earlier this year, has announced a new practice alliance with Palmetto Retina Center LLC, which is based in South Carolina. The move adds a seventh practice group to RCA’s “growing consortium of practices,” according to the announcement this week. The terms of the alliance transaction were not disclosed. Palmetto Retina Center is comprised of five retina specialists across six offices serving South Carolina.

Total Vision Partners With Foothill Optometric Group in Pleasanton, Calif.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:24 AM MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—Total Vision Partners announced this week that it has partnered with Foothill Optometric Group as the Southern California firm moves to expand its team of optometrists offering comprehensive vision care throughout California.

My Eyelab Signs Agreement to Open Nine New Locations in Oklahoma and Texas With Multi-Unit Franchise Private Equity Group

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Friday, October 16, 2020 12:24 AM OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—My Eyelab, a retail brand of Now Optics, has signed an agreement that will bring five new franchise stores to Oklahoma City and four to the Dallas/Fort Worth markets.

AEG Vision Wins 2020 CIO 100 Award for Innovation in Technology

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:15 AM DALLAS—AEG Vision, an owner and operator of leading optometry practices, announced that it is among the 2020 CIO 100 Award recipients for innovation in technology. The prestigious CIO 100 Award celebrates 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. CIO is the leading content and community resource for information technology executives in today’s fast-paced era of IT transformation in enterprise.

Leonard Green & Partners Invests in Eyemart Express

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:00 PM DALLAS—Private equity investment firm Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) has completed a strategic investment in Eyemart Express, a leading national value optical retailer, according to an announcement Tuesday. Los Angeles-based private equity firm LGP joins majority stakeholders FFL Partners (FFL) and the founding Barnes family in the ownership of the retailer, which operates 223 stores in 41 states. The financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed, but the announcement noted that the new LGP investment “will not add any incremental debt to the Eyemart Express balance sheet.”

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology’s Drive for Vision Golf Outing Raises $25,000 for Visually Impaired

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Monday, October 12, 2020 12:15 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The 33rd Annual Grand Rapids Ophthalmology Drive for Vision charity golf outing, held on Sept. 21, raised more than $25,000 this year despite the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak across the Midwest, according to a recent announcement. The event had been scheduled for June, but had to be postponed due to the restrictions in place for coronavirus control. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, the largest fully integrated eyecare medical group in West Michigan, is a member of the Blue Sky Vision management organization.

US Eye Network Expands in South Carolina Through Partnership With Carolina Eyecare Physicians

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Friday, September 18, 2020 12:33 AM CHARLESTON, S.C.—Carolina Eyecare Physicians, a leading multi-disciplinary physician group practicing in Carolina’s Lowcountry, has joined the expanding US Eye network of premium eyecare practices, according to an announcement Thursday. Carolina Eyecare Physicians will retain its existing practice name while integrating its operations, procedures and service offerings within the US Eye model, the announcement noted. The terms of the partnership deal were not disclosed.

Omni Group Partners With Eye Care Northwest

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:33 AM ISELIN, N.J. and SPARTA, N.J.— Omni Ophthalmic Management Consultants  (Omni), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (NMS), has announced a strategic partnership with Eye Care Northwest, P.A., a market-leading provider of medical-surgical eyecare services in northwest New Jersey. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Sparta, Eye Care Northwest has remained at the forefront of the eyecare field for more than 20 years and currently employs one board-certified ophthalmologist and one optometrist.

PE-Backed SightMD Announces a Strategic Partnership With Larry P. Berstein, MD, FAAO

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:21 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—SightMD, a multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, has established a strategic partnership with Larry P. Berstein, MD, FAAO, a Nassau County-based ophthalmologist.

EyeSouth Partners Announces 19th Affiliation and Second With Texas-Based Practice

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Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:21 AM ATLANTA—PE-backed EyeSouth Partners has completed an affiliation with Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates (MCOA), according to an announcement this week.