EyeCare Partners Expands Presence in Virginia with Two Acquisitions

EyeCare Partners Expands Presence in Virginia with Two Acquisitions

July 29, 2022

EyeCare Partners (ECP) has entered into an agreement to partner with Commonwealth Eye Care Associates (CECA) and Retina Institute of Virginia (RIV). Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed at the time of publication.

By collaborating with Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, ECP is able to add two more clinical facilities to its presence in Virginia. With subspecialties in cataracts, cornea, dry eye, glaucoma, LASIK, and oculoplastics, the nine physicians joining through CECA are a mix of ophthalmologists and optometrists.

“CECA has been a leader in the clinically integrated model of referral-based patient care for many years. We work in a cooperative effort at CECA, especially with the doctors in our community to ensure patients receive the best care possible,” Andrew J. Michael, MD, of CECA, said in a news release.

“Joining EyeCare Partners allows us to work on a larger scale with a partner that shares our philosophy and approach to integrated eye care. We are thrilled to be part of the ECP team and look forward to further expanding our expertise, resources, and best practices,” Mr. Michael further stated.

ECP expands its presence in Virginia to add five additional clinical locations thanks to its cooperation with Retina Institute of Virginia, and five additional ophthalmologists join ECP.

“Providing our patients with the best care for retinal diseases and disorders is central to what we do at the Retina Institute of Virginia,” said J. Stewart O’Keefe, MD, of RIV. “Joining EyeCare Partners provides us with increased access to clinical research trials and exceptional advanced training opportunities, which will allow us to further deliver on our mission of providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We look forward to expanding the breadth and depth of our practice as part of this partnership.”

In 18 states, ECP's network of more than 300 ophthalmologists and more than 700 optometrists serves more than 3 million patients annually.