Eye Health America Continues Expanding Across the Southeast Partnering With the Eye Care Center in Upstate South Carolina

April 27, 2021

Eye Health America (EHA), a leading eye care practice management organization in the Southeast, welcomes Drs. William Milford and Marion K. Williams of The Eye Care Center, into its business family. The Eye Care Center is an established, full-service optometric practice with three locations in Anderson, Piedmont, and Williamston serving patients for over 50 years. They will unite and rebrand with Clemson Eye, Upstate SC’s leading provider of advanced eye care featuring highly trained surgeons and experienced providers utilizing the latest technology.

“I am very enthused to partner with Eye Health America and Clemson Eye. My goal has always been to provide my patients with the undivided attention they deserve along with a superior level of care. This partnership will allow me to do this more effectively by offering more advanced eye care technologies and devoting less time to office administration. My staff and I look forward to the seamless transition and exciting future with EHA,” remarked Dr. Marion Williams.

The partnership with the Eye Care Center supports Eye Health America’s goal to build an integrated network of top eye care practices and ambulatory surgical centers across the Southeast. “These wonderful doctors and teams will strengthen our ability to deliver excellence in all-things-eyes and meet patient demand specifically in Anderson and Greenville counties,” shared Mary Lou Parisi, Co-CEO of Eye Health America. “We look forward to ensuring our new partners have all they need to focus on what they do best; caring for patients.”

EHA has seen substantial growth in the past three years, and now includes 27 locations, six ambulatory surgical centers, and more than 800 employees. Since its formation in March 2018, EHA has increased its network to include more than 60 eyecare providers. The organization plans to continue investing in technology and services that create value, including patient engagement technology and revenue cycle management.

Dr. William Milford added, “I look forward to improving our practice with access to different technologies and other changes that will allow us to continue to provide quality care for our patients and improve office efficiencies. Our vision and goals are perfectly aligned with Eye Health America and make this partnership a great fit.”

Eye Health America was formed in 2018 by LLR Partners, a lower mid-market private equity firm, and is led by an experienced team of eye care veterans including Co-CEOs, Mary Lou Parisi and John Swencki; Chief Medical Officer, Cathleen McCabe, MD; Chief Development Officer, Philip Isham and more.

By combining the best doctors, facilities, and leading-edge technology, EHA practices have an opportunity to expand their geographic footprint, develop new service lines and treat more patients through advanced care. For more information on Eye Health America, visit www.eyehealthamerica.com.

About Eye Health America
Eye Health America (EHA) is an eye care practice management company headquartered in Greenville, SC which partners with ophthalmology, optometry practices and ambulatory surgery centers across the Southeast U.S. to provide superior strategic, financial, and operational support for best-in-class eye care. Member practices include Clemson Eye, Piedmont Surgery Center, The Surgery & Laser Center, Carolinas Centers for Sight, Florence Surgery and Laser Center, Pee Dee Eye Associates, The Eye Associates, Updegraff Laser Vision and Tampa Bay Eye Surgery Center, and many other top eyecare providers in the Southeastern US. They offer full-service, integrated eye care from routine eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses to medical ophthalmology and surgery including refractive cataract surgery, cornea, retina, glaucoma, pediatrics, oculoplastics, etc. To learn more, visit www.eyehealthamerica.com.