VSP Ventures Moves Into Texas With Acquisition of Six-Location Eye Trends of North Houston

By Staff
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Ventures announced late last week that Eye Trends, a six-location practice spread across North Houston, Texas, has chosen VSP Ventures as its acquisition partner. Co-owners Dr. Douglas Inns and Dr. Michael Toups lead the practice and have provided health-focused vision care to generations of Texas families for more than 30 years, the announcement noted. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new partnership marks a significant milestone as it signals the entry of VSP Ventures into “a new state via a practice respected within its community and throughout the optometric industry, alike,” the announcement noted.

Eye Health America Enters Georgia With Addition of 11-Location Practice, Southeast Retina Center

By Staff
Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:30 AM GREENVILLE, S.C.—Eye Health America, an eyecare practice management company which is headquartered here in Greenville, S.C., said this week that Southeast Retina Center (SERC), led by Dennis Marcus, MD, has joined its organization. The new affiliation was effective Dec. 31, 2021, according to an Eye Health America announcement. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This partnership includes an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and the 11 locations that span southeastern Georgia, according to the announcement.

Huron Ophthalmology in Michigan Joins EyeCare Partners Network

By Staff
Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners (ECP), a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, said Wednesday that it has successfully completed an agreement to partner with Ypsilanti, Mich.-based Huron Ophthalmology, a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers.

The Beekman Group Enters Eyecare Sector as it Partners With Campus Eye to Accelerate Growth

By Staff
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Beekman Group, a private equity firm based in here in New York City, said last week that an affiliate of Beekman Investment Partners IV (Beekman) has formed a strategic partnership with Campus Eye Group of Hamilton, N.J., and Total Eye Care (TECC) of Levittown, Pa. The two eyecare practices will now collectively be supported by the newly formed Campus Eye Group Management Holdings LLC, the announcement noted. Campus Eye Holdings is supporting the company’s 10 ophthalmology practice locations and one ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.

Vision Innovation Partners Completes 22nd Acquisition, Adds Pennsylvania Practice and ASC to Mid-Atlantic Platform

By Staff
Monday, January 10, 2022 12:27 AM ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—Vision Innovation Partners, an expanding eyecare platform and group based here, has acquired Memorial Eye Institute, a leading ophthalmology practice and surgical center, with two locations in Harrisburg, Pa. The acquisition further expands Vision Innovation Partners’ presence throughout Pennsylvania and enhances its growing network of ophthalmology practices and ambulatory surgery centers in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to an announcement late last week. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, according to the announcement.

Retina Institute of Washington Enters Partnership With PE-Backed Comprehensive EyeCare Partners

By Staff
Monday, January 10, 2022 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS and SEATTLE—Comprehensive EyeCare Partners (CompEye), one of the larger vision care practice management organizations, said late last week that it has established a strategic partnership with Retina Institute of Washington, a leading retina practice in the Seattle area.

VM’s Top 5 Print Cover Stories for 2021

By Mary Kane
Friday, January 7, 2022 8:30 AM We can’t take a look back at Vision Monday’s most read stories of the year without considering VM’s print Cover Stories which are also available to our readers electronically. Even against the backdrop of another year of the COVID pandemic, the optical industry still got down to business despite the personal and business hurdles they faced due to the ongoing and seemingly never-ending pandemic. A perennial VM favorite with readers, VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical, occupies the top spot for 2021 with the Special Report taking up a record 26 edit pages in our July issue. VM’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report, How Brick Is Learning to Click, A Look at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and The Vision Monday Leadership Summit rounded out the list of the Top 5 most read Cover Stories for 2021.

EyeCare Partners Completes Acquisition of Sabates Eye Centers, a Kansas City Area Multi-Specialty Practice

By Staff
Friday, January 7, 2022 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC (ECP), a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, said Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to partner with Sabates Eye Centers (SEC), one of Kansas City’s largest multi-specialty eyecare practices, with five locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.

Dailey Harvey Eye Associates Joins OCLI Vision, Enhancing Group’s Presence in Pennsylvania

By Staff
Friday, January 7, 2022 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Building off the continued success of recent partnerships in Pennsylvania with Associates in Ophthalmology and Keystone Eye Associates, OCLI Vision has acquired Dailey Harvey Eye Associates, according to an announcement this week.

EyeCare Partners Completes Acquisition of Retina Associates of Kentucky

By Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC (ECP), a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, said Wednesday that it successfully completed its acquisition of Retina Associates of Kentucky (RAK).

The Mackool Eye Institute Joins Spectrum Vision Partners as Management Group Announces Second Partnership Deal This Week

By Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:21 AM GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Spectrum Vision Partners (SVP), a leading management services organization, announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Mackool Eye Institute and Laser Center (MEI).

Midwest Vision Partners Announces Partnership With Retina Consultants of Michigan

By Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO and SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Midwest Vision Partners (MVP), a management services group founded in 2019 in partnership with San Francisco-based Alpine Investors, has completed a partnership with Retina Consultants of Michigan (RCM), according to an announcement this week.

Vision Monday’s Top 20 News Stories for 2021

By Staff
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:15 AM While mergers and acquisitions dominated the news cycle in 2021, other subjects of Vision Monday’s most read news stories included major product launches and breakthroughs in new technology. This list includes our top read daily VMAIL news stories as well as Breaking VMAIL deployments from the year 2021 and is based on thousands of collective page views for these stories. For the record, Vision Monday issued its daily VMAIL newsletter five times a week in 2021, with a few days off for good behavior due to holidays. Once again, EssilorLuxottica and Warby Parker, two of the industry’s biggest and most popular optical players, dominated the top 20 with several entries for both companies. Other developments and news announcements from Keplr Vision, Eyecare Partners, Vision Expo, MyEyeDr., HEA/PECAA, MetLife, U.S. Vision, New Look Vision Group, Sight Glass, Specsavers and Clear Sight Partners rounded out Vision Monday’s top 20 news stories for 2021.

Spectrum Vision Partners and OCLI Vision Report ‘Significant Expansion’ With Addition of Pennsylvania-Based Associates in Ophthalmology

By Staff
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:24 AM GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Spectrum Vision Partners (SVP), a leading management services organization, and its OCLI Vision ophthalmology group said Tuesday that they have added Associates in Ophthalmology (AIO) to their rapidly growing eyecare organization.

EyeSouth Partners Completes its 27th Affiliation Through Partnership With Clayton Eye Center

By Staff
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:21 AM ATLANTA—EyeSouth Partners has completed an affiliation with Clayton Eye Center (CEC). The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s 11th in the state of Georgia and 27th affiliation overall.