Sight360 Acquires The Eye Center Ophthalmology Practice
In Spring Hill, Florida
Tampa, Fla. (May 21, 2023)
The Eye Center has served patients in Hernando and Pasco Counties areas with complete medical and surgical ophthalmology care under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Militello since 2005. Dr. Militello is a board-certified ophthalmologist with comprehensive medical and surgical eye care expertise. He has practiced in the greater Tampa Bay area since completing his residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sight360 provides a full scope of vision care services to its patients, from routine exams and optical services to medical and surgical ophthalmology and its subspecialties. This partnership will expand this opportunity for new and existing patients of The Eye Center. With primary and routine vision care provided at the Sight360 Opti-mart Spring Hill location, patients will enjoy a seamless experience if a medical referral is needed while being able to purchase eyewear at Opti-mart.
The Eye Center services include cataract surgery, diabetic evaluations, glaucoma treatment, eyelid and laser surgeries. “I am very proud of the practice that we have built and the care we have provided for nearly 20 years and couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with Sight360. They share our mission for compassionate and comprehensive patient care, combined with a local leadership presence to support our growth,” Dr. Militello commented.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Joseph Militello and The Eye Care Center team to the Sight360 family,” said Brian Hauser, CEO of Sight360. “His practice is extremely well respected in the area for the quality of care he provides to his patients. This exciting partnership will allow us to provide even more comprehensive vision care to our patients.”
Sight360 is actively prospecting for strategic acquisitions in the West and Central Florida regions, seeking both ophthalmology and optometric practices that further the company’s goal of becoming the top provider of integrated clinical, surgical and retail vision services in the region. With the addition of The Eye Center, Sight360 expands to 18 total locations in the greater Tampa Bay region. Sight 360 is a portfolio company of SBJ Capital. Richard Sanchez, of Visibility Management, was the strategic advisor for the transaction.
Sight360 and its medical professional partners Pasadena Eye and Surgical Center, Eye Associates of Pinellas, Gulf Coast Retina Specialists, Ryczek Eye Associates, Prado Vision Center, Vision Specialty Associates and Opti-mart provide integrated vision care services, including ophthalmology, optometry, optical services and related surgeries at 18 locations. For over 35 years, Sight360 practices have provided a broad range of industry-leading vision care services and today care for more than 125,000 patient visits annually. For more information, please visit www.sight360.com.
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