Eye Health America (EHA) announced its acquisition of Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare and The Surgery & Laser Center at Professional Park, an eye care provider in South Carolina.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition of Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare strengthens Eye Health America’s presence in the region and establishes a strategic partnership between Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare and EHA’s additional member practices in South Carolina, including Clemson Eye and Piedmont Surgery Center, acquired in March 2018.
“We’ve always prioritized innovation, ensuring our patients have access to the latest technology and treatments possible, and this partnership ensures we can pursue that mission for years to come,” Dr. Keith Riddle, co-managing partner at Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare, said in a company news release. “We’re proud to work with the respected community of physicians and surgeons at Clemson Eye and Piedmont Surgery Center to deliver the highest quality of patient care. With EHA’s breadth of knowledge and expertise in managing and growing practices, we will secure a brighter future for our patients and employees.”
Led by Dr. S. Jay Montgomery, and Dr. H. Keith Riddle, Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare offers advanced eye care treatments, including blade-free laser cataract surgery, corneal transplantation (DMEK/DSEK/PKP), LASIK/PRK surgery, advanced glaucoma treatments (MIGS), oculoplastic procedures, and diabetic eye care. The group’s four South Carolina clinic locations include Greenville, Clinton/Laurens, Newberry and Saluda, as well as a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center in Clinton.
The partnership with Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare pushes forward Eye Health America’s goal to build a network of top eye care practices and ambulatory surgical centers across the Southeast. By combining the best doctors, facilities and leading-edge technology, practices have an opportunity to expand their geographic footprint, develop new service lines and treat more patients through advanced care.
“Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare is the perfect addition to our South Carolina collaborative in both quality care and culture,” Rod Roeser, CEO of Eye Health America, said in the news release. “We look forward to ensuring all of our providers have the advanced tools and business acumen they need to focus on what they do best — caring for patients.”
Eye Health America was formed earlier this year by LLR Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm, and is led by an experienced team of industry veterans including CEO Rod Roeser; Chief Medical Officer Cathleen McCabe; Chief Development Officer Philip Isham; and more. EHA offers superior strategic and operational support to practice groups and ambulatory surgery centers, including financial support, administrative resources and business insights. This ensures member practices can meet strategic growth and business management metrics while providing the highest quality patient care and outcomes.
“After an extensive exploration process, we determined that Eye Health America and Clemson Eye’s collaborative approach to working with optometrists, ophthalmologists, and ASCs in our region would help us grow and meet the rapidly growing need for eye care in the area,” said Dr. Jay Montgomery, co-managing partner at Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare.
EHA’s member practices include The Eye Associates, Clemson Eye, Piedmont Surgery Center, Montgomery & Riddle Eyecare and The Surgery & Laser Center at Professional Park. For more information on Eye Health America, visit www.eyehealthamerica.com.