ReFocus Eye Health Acquires OptiCare Eye Health & Vision Centers of Connecticut

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RYE BROOK, N.Y.— ReFocus Eye Health has acquired OptiCare Eye Health & Vision Centers, according to an announcement late last week. This new partnership adds OptiCare and its four decades of excellent patient care to the ReFocus Eye Health organization. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With the addition of OptiCare’s three Connecticut offices (Waterbury, Westport and Torrington), ReFocus now provides patient care across 11 locations in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The management firm, which is based here in Rye Brook, is backed by permanent capital, and it invests in ophthalmology practices with an exclusive focus on quality care and long-term, sustainable growth, the announcement noted. Its experienced team of operators and clinicians work alongside local physicians to transform the eyecare experience for patients through the use of clinical and management best practices. It is a portfolio company of investment firm Zenyth Partners of Great Neck, N.Y.

“We couldn't be more excited about the surgeons and staff of OptiCare becoming part of the ReFocus family," ReFocus chief executive officer Daniel Doman said in the announcement. “When combined, the staff adds nearly 500 years of eyecare experience to our team. Adding this depth of expertise will help ensure that our combined organization will continue providing unparalleled eye care for decades to come.”

OptiCare has offered comprehensive eyecare since 1980, including glaucoma care, cataract treatment, diabetic eyecare, retinal care, LASIK, and general ophthalmic care. Additionally, OptiCare offers outpatient surgical care within its own ambulatory surgery center and laser center, both based in Waterbury, the announcement noted.

"ReFocus' commitment to patient care and focus on innovation made it the perfect group with which to partner,” Dean Yimoyines, MD, chief executive officer of OptiCare, said. “The people of Connecticut have long known the stellar reputation that OptiCare has fostered, and that will only continue to grow as a member of the ReFocus family.”

Founded in 2018, ReFocus Eye Health is a collaboration of ophthalmology practices and surgery centers dedicated to the provision of eyecare through its physician partners.