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Eye Institute of New York Joins OCLI to Provide Expanded and Improved Patient Care

December 10, 2018

New York, NY, (December 10, 2018)— OCLI, a Spectrum Vision Partners (SVP) managed practice, today announced it will be adding the respected eye care team of Peter J. Breingan, MD, Richard DeLuca, MD, and Lauren Wolitzer, OD, of Eye Institute of New York. The doctors will maintain their current Manhattan practice address at 132 East 76th Street, Suite 2D, New York, NY 10021.

Over the years, Eye Institute of New York has built a respected practice known for state of the art technology, a wide range of services, and personalized care. The affiliation with OCLI will allow the office to further improve care and expand its patient services.

Eye Institute of New York recently became the sixth affiliation of Spectrum Vision Partners’ managed practices since November 2017, when Spectrum announced its strategic relationship with the growth-oriented, private equity firm Blue Sea Capital. Since then, 22 eye doctors and ten locations have been added across the four affiliates, expanding the leading network of nationally renowned, multi-specialty ophthalmologists and optometrists in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tri-State region.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for us and our patients,” notes Peter J. Breingan, MD. “As part of the OCLI group, Eye Institute of New York will benefit from the expertise of a leading management services organization within the ophthalmology sector.”

Richard DeLuca, MD, agrees. “Backed by OCLI, we can now focus on providing even greater care for our patients, including advanced procedures and additional eye care treatment options.”

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, OCLI, is excited to welcome the Eye Institute of New York into the OCLI group. “Eye Institute of New York has built a highly respected practice over the years. Their addition to the OCLI group strengthens our New York presence and gives our patients greater access to the exceptional eye care experience they’ve come to expect from an OCLI affiliated practice.”

SVP administratively supports the growth and management of some of the leading ophthalmology practices and eye ambulatory surgery centers in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Tri-State area. In addition to OCLI, managed practices include Island Eye Surgicenter, Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut (“OCC”), New Vision Cataract Center, Glaucoma Associates of Long Island, Precision Eye Care, and Huntington Eye Care.

In its first year of business, SVP has grown from 400 employees to a current total of more than 700. The organization recently relocated to new corporate offices in order to provide improved customer service. The company offers its network of multi-specialty ophthalmologists a complete range of business services.

Tom Burke, CEO of Spectrum Vision Partners, commented, “Our company is excited to once again strengthen the OCLI practice hub with the addition of the Eye Institute of New York team. Dr.’s Breingan, DeLuca, and Wolitzer have built a stellar reputation in Manhattan. They share our passion for achieving high-quality outcomes, while delivering an outstanding patient experience.

OCLI and Spectrum Vision Partners will build out the OCLI Manhattan hub with highly respected doctors and OCLI-affiliated surgeons in New York City and the surrounding boroughs. Spectrum will continue to assist OCLI to build centers of eye care excellence in New York, with the best and brightest clinicians we can attract. I look forward to future partnerships with the community of eye care providers who recognize OCLI’s long history of transparent business transactions, their focus on excellence, and Spectrum’s proven ability to fulfill their vision and meet their long-term goals.”

For questions or further information regarding the OCLI team or Spectrum Vision Partners, please contact:

Tom Burke
Chief Executive Officer
tburke@spectrumvisionpartners.com

Justin Kuperberg
Chief Development Officer
jkuperberg@spectrumvisionpartners.com

About The Mackool Eye Institute

The Mackool Eye Institute was established in 1983 by Dr. Richard Mackool, with the purpose of providing eye surgery and laser treatment with minimal patient recovery times. Dr. Mackool’s practice was founded in 1973, and is located in Astoria, NY. Dr. Richard Mackool and Dr. RJ Mackool have patented processes and instrumentation, pioneering innovation in Ophthalmology around the world.

About New York Eye Surgery Center

New York Eye Surgery Center was founded in 1983 with the purpose of providing eye surgery and laser treatment in an outpatient setting. The affiliates consist of an anesthesia practice and a prodigious ophthalmology practice founded in 1972. New York Eye Surgery Center is long considered a leading institution in the Bronx, NY and has been recognized by numerous dignitaries, societies, and neighborhood associations for its contribution to the community throughout its 40+ year tenure.

About OCLI

Founded in 1997, OCLI is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in the United States. OCLI includes 20 state-of-the-art medical facilities across Manhattan, Nassau and Suffolk counties, housing the most advanced technology available, to offer patients a variety of ophthalmic services and treatments. OCLI is led by 57 highly skilled eye surgeons in each major sub-specialty of eye care, providing comprehensive eye care services, including treatment for cataracts, corneal disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma, oculoplastics, retinal disease, and neuro ophthalmology. OCLI also employs seven Doctors of Optometry, three Physician Assistants, and one NYS Licensed Aesthetician.

About Spectrum Vision Partners

Spectrum Vision Partners is a leading management services organization, serving the ophthalmology sector. Spectrum Vision Partners has over 700 employees, providing world-class practice management solutions to a network of nationally renowned, multi-specialty ophthalmologists in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tri-State region. The Spectrum platform in New York and Connecticut consists of 23 clinic locations, two State Licensed Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and over 50 surgeons, doctors, and other medical professionals. Spectrum Vision Partners provides a comprehensive set of business support functions, including billing and collections, credential services, marketing, physician recruitment, ASC development, financial and accounting services, benefits and payroll management, and information technology. The company’s corporate headquarters is located at 825 East Gate Boulevard, Suite 111, Garden City, NY 11530.

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