EyeCare Partners LLC (ECP), a network of full-scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices, has expanded in the Cincinnati optometry market with the acquisition of Mariemont EyeCare, the optometry practice of Mark Kuhlman, OD, according to an announcement late last week, as reported in Vision Monday.
This marks the third acquisition and third new market ECP has entered since early March. In the two previous deals, ECP moved into the Kentucky and Alabama markets with separate deals, as VMAIL reported. Backed by the private equity firm FFL Partners, ECP has projected that it will reach 275 locations by the end of 2018, as VMAIL reported in mid-March. The company (with more than 240 locations currently) also told VMAIL at that time that it was in active discussions with more than 50 eyecare practices, and that it expected to close 10 optometry and ophthalmology transactions in Q2 2018.