PE-backed American Vision Partners buys Miles Eye Center


American Vision Partners, which is backed by H.I.G. Capital, has acquired Miles Eye Center, an Arizona-based eye care provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Miles Eye Center will operate under the name of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center.

PRESS RELEASE

Tempe, ARIZ. (June 12, 2018) – Today, American Vision Partners, one of the nation’s largest eye care organizations and most active consolidators, announced a partnership between one of its affiliates, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, and Miles Eye Center. The partnership will improve the quality of eye care for patients in Show Low and Lakeside, Ariz., by bringing more vision care services to the community than available previously.

Under the name of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, patients will continue to receive the excellent care they are accustomed to with Miles Eye Center. Additionally, patients will have access to advanced cataract technology, retina diagnosis and surgical care, cornea, glaucoma and other ophthalmic subspecialties.

“We are looking forward to strengthening our presence in the White Mountain communities,” said Kyle A. Bohannon, President & CEO of American Vision Partners, the parent company of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center. “As the most respected ophthalmology group in the country, we’re committed to growing American Vision Partners in a thoughtful way that allows us to partner with other successful eye care practices to best serve our patients. We are currently in discussions with other eye care centers throughout Arizona and other regions.”

Patients will benefit due to the leading-edge technology that comes as part of the American Vision Partners alliance. Electronic medical records, virtual patient education, access to an online patient portal for managing appointments, and secure messaging to doctors are just a few of the advancements the partnership brings to the Show Low and Lakeside areas.

“This partnership presents an opportunity to bring together the ophthalmology leaders in the White Mountains and to provide our community with best-in-class eye care,” said Dr. William Miles, of Miles Eye Center.

Dr. Joshua Lewis and Dr. Joseph Brewer, who currently practice at Miles Eye Center, will continue to provide care at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center.

Dr. John Knippers, a Board Certified eye physician and surgeon with a history of professional excellence and a specialization in cataract and glaucoma surgery, joins the Show Low team of doctors. Additionally, Jack Sipperley, MD and Mahmood El Gasim, MD will provide retina and vitreous retina services.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (928) 537-2010. The locations are in Show Low at 1951 S. White Mountain Road, Suite 1001 and in Lakeside at 1355 W. White Mountain Blvd, Suite A. Additional information can be found at goodeyes.com.

About American Vision Partners
American Vision Partners was founded in April 2017 with the affiliation of Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern Eye Center, two leading ophthalmology companies. For over 35 years, the Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern practices have been providing care to urban and underserved rural communities throughout the Southwest, United States. Together, American Vision Partners, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, and Southwestern Eye operate more than 40 eye care centers in Arizona and New Mexico, including 23 ambulatory surgical centers. For more information, please visit americanvisionpartners.com/.

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