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Our doctors are leaders in their field

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ALLAN BARKER, O.D.

President, eyecarecenter

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

  • Past president, North Carolina State Optometric Society
  • Current Board President, Optometry Cares
  • Former member, Southern College of Optometry’s Alumni Council
  • Former member, Essilor ECP Advisory Panel
  • Charter Member, Contact Lens Section, American Optometric Association
  • 75th Anniversary Committee Member, Southern College of Optometry
  • Corporate Chair, 2015 Optometry Fundraiser, SUNY

“Having business partners with like cultures is extremely important in order to sustain and further succeed in today’s volatile healthcare marketplace. Because EyeCare Partners embraces the model of full scope eye health care, delivered by Doctors of Optometry, it is the practice acquisitions and management company our practice wanted to connect with.”

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TOMMY CROOKS, O.D.

President and CEO, EyeCare Associates, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Past-president, Alabama Optometric Association
  • Past-president, Southern Council of Optometrists
  • Past-president, American Optometric Association

“Being an “independent” anything has become very difficult. Consolidation in our profession is occurring, and I believe it is long overdue. EyeCare Partners is an innovative business model proving tremendously appealing to our colleagues. As a member of EyeCare Partners, you have the opportunity to monetize your investment in your practice, and the choice to continue working as much as you desire, for as long as you desire — unheard of in my 37 years in our profession.”

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JAMES J. WACHTER, O.D.

Co-Chairman & Chief Professional Officer,
Clarkson Eyecare

Chesterfield, Missouri

  • Member, American Optometric Association
  • Member, Missouri Optometric Association

“A key benefit of being a member practice of EyeCare Partners is access and integration of a proprietary software developed from the input of our own doctors. This software enables optometrists, ophthalmologists, and their staffs to create a better patient experience through Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Using this intuitive and user-friendly proprietary technology, appointments, insurance verification, billing, inventory, and eye exams are all performed electronically.”

Member Practices

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Eyecarecenter was founded in 1954 by Rocky Stroud, OD, who opened his first eyecare practice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Over the last few decades, our business has expanded to encompass one of the largest and most successful optometric practices in the nation. For more than half a century, the skilled and professional optometrists at eyecarecenter’s more than 50 office locations have delivered comprehensive eyecare services, at an affordable price, to patients across North Carolina and South Carolina.

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With 19 office locations throughout Alabama, Eyecare Associates has 34 doctors on staff who provide total eyecare to patients of all ages — and more than 170 staff members dedicated to making sure each patient experience is nothing short of exceptional. Our staff is local, and involved in the communities in which they live and work. Each of us shares a common vision and a commitment to bringing our best game, every day — delivering the best eyecare and eyewear possible to every patient who walks through our doors.

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Founded in 1979 as a single office practice by Lawrence J. Jehling, O.D., and Lynette S. Lui, O.D., as the Jehling-Lui Eye Associates in Ellisville, Missouri, today, Clarkson Eyecare has more than 65 offices located throughout central and eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.