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MyEyeDr. Builds Its Expansion With Energy, Systems, Expertise and Infrastructure

Sue Downes, CEO, MyEyeDr. VIENNA, Va.—Foresight and planning. Systems that track, evaluate, anticipate and scale. Marketing and product selection that emphasizes both the patient and the customer. Software—some collaborations, some home-grown—that measure and identify trends and patterns. Digital tools which help acquire new patents and build bonds and traction with existing patients. Regional teams and groups that meet, talk, cross-train and share wins, improve any misses. This is only a top-line description of the approaches being taken by the leadership and manager teams at MyEyeDr., today one of the fastest-growing businesses in the U.S., with approximately 325 locations, and projections…


Imperial’s Total Eye Care Partners Joins With Gaddie Eye Centers

Ben Gaddie,OD.​ LAS VEGAS—Imperial Capital Group, a Toronto-based private equity fund manager, has announced the formation of Total Eye Care Partners (Total ECP). To launch its new platform, which will seek to partner with optometrists and assist in the management of medically focused optometry practices across the U.S., Total ECP recently completed its first business partnership with Gaddie Eye Centers of Louisville, Ky., and also closed on the acquisition of Gateway Professional Network’s Coaching and Dispensing Management Program. Members of the Total ECP executive team will include Bob Barton, president and CEO, Ben Gaddie, OD, chief medical officer, Paul Karpecki,…


Imperial’s Total Eye Care Partners Joins With Gaddie Eye Centers; New GPN Tech Names Buffington CEO

Ben Gaddie,OD.​ LAS VEGAS—Imperial Capital Group, a Toronto-based private equity fund manager, has announced the formation of Total Eye Care Partners (Total ECP). To launch its new platform, which will seek to partner with optometrists and assist in the management of medically focused optometry practices across the U.S., Total ECP recently completed its first business partnership with Gaddie Eye Centers of Louisville, Ky., and also closed on the acquisition of Gateway Professional Network’s Coaching and Dispensing Management Program. Members of the Total ECP executive team will include Bob Barton, president and CEO, Ben Gaddie, OD, chief medical officer, Paul Karpecki,…


Prevent Blindness Works With Eagles Charitable Foundation to Train Philadelphia School Nurses

PHILADELPHIA—Prevent Blindness, the leading volunteer eye health and safety organization in the U.S., oversaw the administration of vision-screening training and certification at a professional development meeting for Philadelphia school nurses held here Friday. The professional development meeting was hosted by the Philadelphia Eagles Charitable Foundation and was held at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Eagles. It was the seventh annual professional development meeting the foundation has hosted for Philadelphia school nurses, according to a statement about the event. According to the statement, studies indicate that about one in four school-aged children have a vision problem that requires treatment…


Transitions Partners With New Consumer Influencers for the Good Light Project

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To continue illustrating the role changing light plays in shaping our days and nights through its online and social media initiative, the Good Light Project, Transitions Optical is partnering with influential Transitions lens wearers. Influencers include Jamie Chung, actress and creator of the What the Chung blog; fashion entrepreneurs and eyewear designers, Coco Breezy; singer/songwriter Brooke White and model/Eliza magazine editor Summer Bellessa also known as The Girls with Glasses; travel personalities Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil also known as The Planet D; and Zubin Damania, MD, also known as ZDoggMD, a physician, rapper and medical satirist. Watch…