EyeCare Partners announced it has completed its acquisition of Arizona-based Nationwide Vision. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Nationwide, headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, operates 89 optometry offices throughout Arizona and Florida which offer a full range of eye care services and eyewear products. The company has over 780 employees, including full-time optometrists who perform more than 250,000 comprehensive exams annually for optimal vision and eye health.
“Nationwide is exceptionally well respected in Arizona and Florida, where its premier eye health services, consistent value and broad assortment of fashionable eyewear are experiencing strong demand from existing and new customers,“ Kelly McCrann, CEO of ECP, said in a company news release. “We are thrilled Nationwide’s entire team, and especially its leader Al Bernstein, has joined ECP. We look forward to leveraging Nationwide’s deep experience with managed vision plans to help expand ECP into new markets.”
“All of us at Nationwide Vision are excited about our opportunity to partner with EyeCare Partners,” said Mr. Bernstein. “ECP has a reputation for being a superb business partner and we are eager to leverage its capabilities to pursue expansive growth in Arizona and Florida, two of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S.”
With 12 optometric and ophthalmic acquisitions in 2019, ECP now operates across 12 states throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as the Southwest with the addition of Nationwide in Arizona to its family of practices.