VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—US Eye has expanded its presence in Virginia with the addition of Kenneth Lebow, OD, FAAO, and his optometric team comprised of Valerie Foytik, OD, and Elizabeth Baylor, OD. The Virginia Beach-based team provides comprehensive optometry services, including the diagnosis and management of ocular disease, dry eye treatment, low vision, corneal conditions such as keratoconus, specialty rigid and scleral contact lenses, pre- and post-operative surgical care in areas such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, among other services, according to the recent announcement of the partnership.

A long-standing leader in the local optometric community, Dr. Lebow is “looking forward to leading the expansion of US Eye’s presence in the Tidewater region of Virginia, the announcement noted. Dr. Lebow has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Virginia Beach community since 1982. The terms of the partnership transaction were not disclosed.
"US Eye offers autonomy, abundant administrative resources and advanced clinical technology to better equip my team as we continue to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” he said.
US Eye, a physician-led, patient-centric network of eyecare practices, is comprised of 115 providers and 63 locations (including the partnership with Dr. Lebow and his team). Based in Sarasota, Fla., US Eye operates across five states and employs more than 1,000 staff members. The group is owned by its partner practices and is backed by Pamlico Capital, a Charlotte, N.C.-based firm investing in founder-owned businesses for over 30 years.
Dr. Lebow added, “The advantage of partnering with a physician-led organization is that we are physicians leading physicians; we share a unique understanding of patient care and the clinical environment that a typical management service organization may not possess. Partnership with US Eye was an opportunity to enhance our operations and coordinate efforts with a national organization that offers a proven track record of success.”