Private Equity and Eyecare - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Private Equity and Eyecare - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

September 20, 2019, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Sands Convention Center - 202-S

The eye care industry has recently seen a significant interest from private equity PE firms to capitalize on the future projected growth opportunities of the eye care market. Historically, larger, well established regional optometry and ophthalmology practices have been the target of these investors due to their existing operating infrastructure and significant market share. More recently, however, smaller independent practices have become of interest for aggregation from multiple private equity investors offering various models of acquisition, depending on the long-range objectives of the investors. We will discuss the current state of the private equity market and its potential impact on practice owners who may be considering a partnership or exit strategy with PE. We'll identify the current players in the market and discuss the various models offered to ECPs and other eye care related businesses considering this strategy. Well also discuss the risks and opportunities of an acquisition, the various valuation methods utilized, and ways of improving your cash flow to enhance the value of your business.


  • Jay Binkowitz



    Total Eye Care Partners

    Over the last 30 years, Mr. Binkowitz has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution,...

  • Michael Kling



    Invision Optometry

    Michael A. (Mick) Kling, OD is owner and CEO of Invision Optometry, one of the largest single location private practices in San Diego,...


  1. ABO Yes
  2. AOA Paraoptometric Commission No
  3. COPE Yes
  4. Florida State Board of Opticianry No
  5. Florida State Board of Opticianry – Technical No
  6. Florida State Board of Optometry Yes
  7. NCLE No
  8. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Advanced No
  9. New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Advanced No
  10. New York State Opticians - Contact Lenses - Basic No
  11. New York State Opticians-Contact Lenses-Intermediate No
  12. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Basic No
  13. New York State Opticians-Dispensing-Intermediate No
  14. Orals No
  15. Therapeutic No
  16. TQ-CEE No


  1. Track
    Business Solutions
    Owner's & Manager's Essentials Program

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