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Texas State Optical Board Chairman Receives State Honor

He’s 2020 Young Optometrist of the Year.

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Reid Robertson, OD

(PRESS RELEASE) HOUSTON — The Doctors of Texas State Optical
announce the announcement of the Texas Optometric Association’s 2020 Young Optometrist of the Year honor will be awarded to Dr. Reid Robertson, current chairman of the Texas State Optical Board of Directors.

As defined by the Texas Optometric Association (TOA), young optometrists are defined as those who have been in active practice ten years or less, including residency or fellowship who often show remarkable leadership skills when serving their profession, their patients, and their community. The TOA recognizes the deserving young optometrist for performance of outstanding services on behalf of the profession and to the visual welfare of the public.

Dr. Reid Robertson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brigham Young University. He attended the University of Houston College of Optometry, where he was awarded the Zelda Schiffman Neuro Ophthalmology Award for excellence in clinical assessment and patient care at the MS Eye Clinic in Houston, TX. He has worked with leaders in glaucoma research at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has received additional training working with the Cherokee Nation through Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He is experienced in pre & post-operative LASIK and cataract surgery management.

Dr. Reid Robertson is also very involved in his community and is an active member of the Allen Chamber of Commerce and the Allen Lions Club. He has volunteered his time and expertise at assisted living communities around Dallas to educate Dallas residents about their eye health and changes they can expect in the aging eye.

Dr. Reid Robertson strives to give each and every patient a memorable experience by focusing on individual needs and concerns.

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“It is an honor to receive the Young Optometrist of the Year Award. I am thankful for all the great people that have supported me and helped me grow, mainly: my wife, friends and the great doctors of TSO. I have great respect for the doctors and staff of the TOA who sacrifice so much to help build a better future for our profession. I am happy to give them my support and help. I hope that all optometrists can participate in their state associations so that we can remain an independent, proud profession,” said TSO Chairman of the Board Dr. Reid Robertson.

“TSO Network is pleased to have such an outstanding young optometrist to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. His commitment to the profession stands above the rest. We are confident in Dr. Robertson’s forward-thinking leadership, and his abilities to guide the next wave of optometrists. Being recognized by the TOA is promising of a successful career for Dr. Robertson, and in line with our long-term strategic plan for the Doctors of TSO and TOA partnership,” said John Marvin, president of TSO.

TSO’s board of directors and officers will continue to oversee the long-term strategic plan for TSO, enabling the doctors of TSO to advance their mission, vision and strategic objectives to become Texan’s first choice in eye care.

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ISVA Appoints Jennifer Stewart and Todd Daniels to Advisory Board

Vision training and enhancement of vision skills can have on athletic performance president says.

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Jen Stewart and Todd Daniels

(PRESS RELEASE)NORTH ROYALTON, OH — The International Sports Vision Association(ISVA), an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of vision training for athletes of all ages and levels to help them achieve peak athletic performance, announced the appointment of Jennifer Stewart, OD and Todd Daniels, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS to its Advisory Board.

“Jen and Todd bring a wealth of successful experiences in working with and educating athletes, eye care professionals, athletic trainers, and others about the positive impact that vision training and enhancement of vision skills can have on athletic performance,” says ISVA President Alex Andrich, O.D., FCOVD. “We are excited to add their expertise to the ISVA Board.”

Dr. Jennifer Stewart is a partner at Norwalk Eye Care and also the co-founder and chief optometric officer at Performance 20/20, a practice specializing in sports and performance vision. Dr. Stewart has had the opportunity to work with athletes from the NHL, NFL, and NBA, as well as professional athletes in squash, lacrosse and figure skating. She regularly consults with optometrists and practice owners about bringing sports vision and performance to their practice.

Athletic trainers are often described as the “hub of the wheel” in the sports medicine team working with athletes. “They are in constant communication with athletes, coaches, physicians, consultants, strength and conditioning staff, parents, teachers, and administrators and an important partner for any eye care professional looking to build or enhance their sports vision practice,” notes Aldrich.

Todd Daniels is a certified athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and massage therapist with over 20 years of experience working with elite athletes. Currently, he is an athletic trainer for Banner University Medical Group in Tucson, Arizona where he specializes in concussion management and provides clinical support for the University of Arizona Athletic Department and FC Tucson professional soccer team. He has international experience with the United States Ski Team and spent 11 years working with professional hockey players in the NHL, AHL, and WHL and has also worked with the 2002 and 2005 NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer champions, University of Portland; and the US Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams. He has continued to advance sports vision in the athletic training community by serving as the official Liaison of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Directors to the American Optometric Association (AOA) and was awarded the Eagle Award in 2014 from the AOA Sports Vision Section.

For further information, visit www.sportsvision.pro.

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Harris Williams Advises EyeCare Partners on its Sale to Partners Group

This adds to the firm’s successful track record says managing director.

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(PRESS RELEASE) RICHMOND, VA – Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it served as an advisor to EyeCare Partners, LLC (ECP) in conjunction with its sale to Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, which invested in the business on behalf of its clients. ECP, a portfolio company of FFL Partners (FFL), is a leading provider of medical eye care services in the U.S. The engagement was led by Andy Dixon, James Clark and Cheairs Porter of the Harris Williams HealthcareHarris Williams Advises EyeCare Partners, LLC on its Sale to Partners Group
& Life Sciences (HCLS) Group.

“This transaction adds to our firm’s successful track record of working with leading eye care providers,” said Andy Dixon, a managing director at Harris Williams. “We look forward to following ECP’s next chapter with Partners Group.”

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Learn How to Leave Vision Plans Behind and Stay Profitable

The event provides guidance for Optometrists who want to reduce their reliance on low margin, high maintenance Vision Plans.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ONEONTA, NY — Cleinman Performance Partners (CPP), the nation’s leading Optometry business development consultancy for larger practices, has announced that its highly successful conference, “Exiting Vision Plans…Profitably” will be held on two upcoming dates. The event provides guidance for Optometrists who want to reduce their reliance on low margin, high maintenance Vision Plans.

“Exiting Vision Plans…Profitably!” is part of Cleinman Performance Partners’ unique Business of Eyecare Forum conference series. The all-day events will be held on Tuesday, April 21st in Phoenix, Arizona and May 12th in Orlando, Florida. This deep-dive meeting will feature speakers with broad knowledge of Vision Plan management strategies.

“Many Optometrists have a love–hate relationship with Vision Plans,” says Cleinman Performance Partners’ founder Alan Cleinman. “What they lack is independent, knowledgeable resources to help them decide how to reduce or eliminate their dependence on deep-discount Vision Plans. Exiting Vision Plans…Profitably! brings together those resources,” he said.

Conference attendees will hear from a cadre of highly experienced speakers who will discuss:

  • How to separate one’s practice from the competition
  • How to understand vision plan economics and financial impact
  • How to attract more self-pay patients
  • How to maximize reimbursements
  • How to plan an exit from vision plans… and much more

“I attended the Exiting Vision Plans…Profitably! Conference and it gave me the tools and methods to analyze what VCPs were specifically doing to our practice and what our practice would likely look like without them. I highly recommend that you check it out,” stated Dr. Andrew Neukirch of Illinois’ Carillon Visioncare.

The conference provides strategies and tactics on how to exit vision plans as well as how to maximize economic opportunity while within plans.

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