EyeSouth Partners Affiliates With Arbor Centers for EyeCare and Chicago Eye Institute, Representing Its 32nd and 33rd Affiliations and Initial Entry Into Illinois

ATLANTA, September 28, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EyeSouth Partners ("EyeSouth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed affiliations with Arbor Centers for EyeCare and Chicago Eye Institute, leading ophthalmic practices in Chicagoland for decades, which are supported by the Ocular Partners ("OPI") Management Services Organization. OPI features a team of world-renowned physicians, focused on outstanding patient care, who have pioneered life-changing surgeries and are passionate about educating the next generation of doctors.

The affiliation represents EyeSouth’s first in the state of Illinois and thirty-second and thirty-third affiliation overall. EyeSouth is an eye care-focused management services organization committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eye care services in the U.S. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 33 practices with over 270 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at over 155 locations including 19 surgery centers throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, North Carolina, and Illinois.

Dr. Chris Albanis, M.D. serves as the Managing Partner of Ocular Partners and leads the group of 20+ doctors serving greater Chicagoland across 10 clinical and surgical specialties in 8 locations.

"We are excited to partner with EyeSouth to continue our decades-long legacy of providing outstanding clinical and surgical care focused on helping patients see the important and beautiful things in their worlds. Through this partnership, we will enhance our growth strategy in the Chicago area and beyond with EyeSouth’s proven expertise in management and administrative leadership, and track record of partnering with excellent physician groups focused on patient care," said Dr. Albanis.

"A partnership with EyeSouth allows us to focus on growth while maintaining the strong brand and reputation Ocular Partners is known for. We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished thus far at Ocular Partners and view this is as an ideal opportunity to further our success," said Dr. Lopez.

"We’re thrilled to be entering the state of Illinois and view this region as a focal point for future expansion," said EyeSouth’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, M.D.

To learn more about a partnership with EyeSouth Partners, visit www.eyesouthpartners.com or contact Jason Shafer, Chief Development Officer, jason.shafer@eyesouthpartners.com.

About EyeSouth Partners

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, EyeSouth Partners ("EyeSouth") is an eye care management services organization committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eye care services throughout the U.S. EyeSouth’s partner practices’ clinical mission is to provide high quality medical and surgical specialty eye care. EyeSouth supports its affiliated practices and physician partners with strategic guidance, administrative resources, operating expertise, and capital with an absolute focus on clinical quality and a patient-first culture. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of over 270 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at over 155 locations throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, North Carolina, and Illinois. EyeSouth is backed by Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. For more information about EyeSouth Partners, please visit: www.eyesouthpartners.com.

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Chief Development Officer
EyeSouth Partners
jason.shafer@eyesouthpartners.com

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