Spectrum Vision Partners’ OCLI Announces Affiliation with Huntington Eye CareJuly 5, 2018
Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), a Spectrum Vision Partners managed practice, announced today that the well-respected glaucoma and laser cataract surgeon, Paul L. Krawitz, MD and optometrist Christopher Lutz, OD of Huntington Eye Care, are joining the highly trained ophthalmology and optometry team at OCLI.
This represents the fourth affiliation by a Spectrum Vision Partners’ managed practice since November 2017, when Spectrum Vision Partners announced its strategic relationship with the growth-oriented private equity firm Blue Sea Capital. 15 physicians and 8 locations have been added across the 4 affiliations, expanding the leading network of nationally renowned, multi-specialty ophthalmologists and optometrists in the Tri-State region.
Dr. Krawitz is an ophthalmologist who has been practicing for over 30 years. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by internal medicine training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Dr. Krawitz completed an ophthalmology residency and fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He completed an additional year of sub-specialization training in glaucoma at Mount Sinai as well.
Paul Krawitz, MD, said, “The partnership with OCLI is the right decision for me, my team and my patients. We share the same values of providing exceptional ophthalmic care for Long Islanders with compassion and integrity.”
Tom Burke, CEO of Spectrum Vision Partners, commented, “Spectrum Vision Partners is thrilled to further strengthen the OCLI practice hub with the addition of the Huntington Eye Care team. Dr.’s Krawitz and Lutz are highly regarded by their patients and the surrounding Huntington community. Spectrum Vision Partners will continue to execute on its plan to further expand our OCLI service locations on Long Island in cooperation with eye doctors and surgeons who share a similar vision of providing clinical excellence. We welcome and encourage affiliation with eye care providers who share our passion for delivering an exceptional patient experience and high-quality outcomes.”
About Huntington Eye Care
Founded in 1973, Huntington Eye Care is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in New York. Its state-of-the-art medical facility, located at 755 Park Avenue in Huntington, houses the most advanced technology available to offer patients a variety of ophthalmic services and treatments. The practice is led by Chief Surgeon, Paul Krawitz, M.D., an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University whose surgical expertise is in the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. Additionally, Dr. Krawitz owns several trademarks and patents in nutritional formulas for eye health. Huntington Eye Care’s Doctor of Optometry, Christopher Lutz, has been caring for patients for 19 years, performing full contact lens service exams as well as adult and pediatric comprehensive exams. Together, the doctors of Huntington Eye Care provide eye and vision assessment and treatment for the entire family, in a warm and inviting environment.
About Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
Founded in 1997, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (www.ocli.net) is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in the United States. OCLI boasts 16 state-of-the-art medical facilities across Nassau and Suffolk counties, housing the most advanced technology available to offer patients a variety of ophthalmic services and treatments. OCLI is led by 39 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 4 Doctors of Optometry, 3 Physician Assistants and 1 NYS Licensed Aesthetician.
About Spectrum Vision Partners
Spectrum Vision Partners is a leading management services organization serving the ophthalmology practice and ambulatory surgery center sector. Spectrum Vision Partners has over 650 employees providing world-class practice management solutions to a network of nationally renowned, multi-specialty ophthalmologists and optometrists in the Tri-State region. Spectrum Vision Partners provides a comprehensive set of business support functions, including revenue cycle management, marketing, financial and accounting services, human resources including benefits and payroll management and information systems management and support.
Blue Sea Capital (www.blueseacapital.com) is a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida, that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies with EBITDA of up to $30 million. The firm has over $1.3 billion in committed capital and invests across three industry verticals: aerospace & defense, healthcare and industrial growth. Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to partner with talented leaders and differentiated companies, typically as the first or second institutional investor, and deliver strategic and operational value-add that drives growth acceleration, industry outperformance and business transformation.