DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Larkspur Optometry, a leading optometric practice in Redding, Calif., has entered into a strategic partnership with an affiliate of Eyecare Services Partners Management, LLC (“ESP”), the leading national provider of integrated eye care services, effective September 27. This is ESP’s third transaction completed in the last 120 days as ESP continues to build on its leadership in comprehensive and integrated eye care services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Larkspur Optometry is an important optometric practice serving patients from a large area that includes several Northern California counties and parts of Southern Oregon. As part of ESP’s Shasta Eye Medical Group (“Shasta Eye”), the practice will serve as an ideal optometric complement to Shasta Eye’s large and growing medical and surgical presence in the region.
In addition to comprehensive eye exams for eyeglasses and contacts, Larkspur Optometry provides glaucoma testing, cataract and macular disease assessment, LASIK screening, pre- and post-operative care for ophthalmic procedures, and diabetic eye disease evaluation. The practice also offers an extensive selection of lenses and frames for eyeglasses.
“It is great to formally join the ESP family,” said Nancy Ekelund, OD, founder of Larkspur Optometry. “We have enjoyed a very positive professional relationship with the team at Shasta Eye Medical Group over the years, and this will allow us to build on that together.”
“We welcome Dr. Ekelund and her fine practice to ESP,” said George Neal, Chief Executive Officer of ESP. “We look forward to supporting their continued growth and success. Redding is an important community for us, and we are pleased to be adding to our investment there.”
Daniel D. Crowley, Executive Chairman of ESP, added: “Our comprehensive eye care platform continues to grow. Larkspur Optometry is an excellent synergistic addition to our existing presence in this important Northern California commercial hub.”
ABOUT EYECARE SERVICES PARTNERS
ESP is creating the nation’s leading integrated eye care services company, in both quality and scale, by consolidating market leading ophthalmic and optometric practices and their affiliated ambulatory surgery centers. With more than 200 providers and approximately 100 practice and surgery center locations in seven states and the District of Columbia, ESP supports outstanding care and quality outcomes with a comprehensive array of best-in-class technology, processes, and managerial infrastructure.
To learn more about ESP or inquire about employment opportunities, visit http://www.espmgmt.com/