EyeSouth Partners has announced that it has completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates. EyeSouth is an eye care-focused physician services organization formed by Shore Capital Partners, a lower middle market healthcare private equity firm.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Georgia Ophthalmology Associates was founded in 1978 by Dr. Stephen Leff and offers a full suite of medical and surgical specialty eye care services including cataract surgery, LASIK, glaucoma treatment, oculoplastics and medical optometry. Georgia Ophthalmology Associates is led by a team of four board-certified physicians and a licensed optometrist, who provide care at two clinical locations in Decatur and Snellville, Georgia.
“Georgia Ophthalmology Associates and EyeSouth share a similar mission of providing high quality medical and surgical eye care to patients,” said Dr. Gayle Goldstein of Georgia Ophthalmology Associates. “I am excited to embark upon our next phase of growth with the support of EyeSouth. The partnership will enable us to further execute our strategy of optimizing our patients experience through our commitment to clinical quality, cutting edge technologies, industry-leading physician expertise, and best-in-class administrative support. We have always loved practicing in a very personal manner and will continue to maintain close relationships with our patients and their referring doctors.”
For nearly 40 years, Georgia Ophthalmology Associates has offered high quality eye care treatment services to patients throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Georgia Ophthalmology Associates will continue to operate under its brand in the community with no changes to its underlying staff, physicians or locations.
“We are thrilled to have a practice with Georgia Ophthalmology Associates’ reputation for clinical excellence and patient service join the EyeSouth network,” Scott Bullock, President of EyeSouth’s Anterior Division, said in a news release. “We look forward to partnering with the physicians and support team at Georgia Ophthalmology Associates to provide additional resources and expertise to enhance patient care and continue the practice’s history of growth.”
EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 30 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at 20 locations throughout Georgia.