(May 13, 2019, Naples, FL) – Two leading ophthalmology practices have partnered to become the largest multi-specialty eye care organization in the state. Through the merger, Montgomery Eye Center, based in Naples, and Center For Sight, headquartered in Sarasota, will manage nine offices including two surgical centers, spanning from Collier County to Manatee County.
The partnership significantly expands the footprint of the practices and is a strategic effort to enhance patient access to world-renowned specialists, innovative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment under one broad network of providers.
“There was a natural synergy and shared mission among the two practices. Through this partnership, Montgomery Eye Center and Center For Sight will align our operations to advance the specialty of eye care; a unifying act which demonstrates our absolute commitment to providing the highest quality of care to our patients,” said Jon R. Berlie, M.D., of Montgomery Eye Center. “Combining the expertise of the most qualified physicians with state-of-the-art technology and streamlined operations is the key to achieving remarkable patient outcomes. We are honored to join with Center For Sight to continue delivering unsurpassed care in the communities we serve.”
The combined multi-specialty practice offers an extensive range of ophthalmic and medical services including laser cataract surgery, advanced intraocular lenses, all-laser LASIK, glaucoma, retina and cornea care, cosmetic facial surgery, dermatology, audiology and skin care.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Montgomery Eye Center and welcome Dr. Berlie, Dr. Brinnig and Dr. Carter to the team,” said David W. Shoemaker, M.D., Founder and CEO of Center For Sight. “We look forward to further enhancing the outstanding level of patient care that has become the hallmark of Center For Sight. I feel privileged to work alongside an elite and growing team of physicians who consistently demonstrate a passion to pursue and deliver excellence in healthcare.”
Over the next year, the practices will work closely together to integrate their operations, procedures and service offerings to enrich patient care. Throughout the transitional period, patients will continue to be seen by their attending physician and all patient appointments will proceed as scheduled.
About Center For Sight
Center For Sight is among the nation’s leading multi-specialty physician groups providing patients worldwide with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology and cosmetic facial surgery. Under the clinical direction of David W. Shoemaker, M.D., William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Joshua W. Kim, M.D., Center For Sight has eight offices serving Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. For more information, visit CenterForSight.net.
About Montgomery Eye Center
Montgomery Eye Center has been serving the Naples community since 1970. With three board-certified ophthalmologists and a full service clinic, surgery center and optical shop, the practice delivers comprehensive ophthalmic and cosmetic services. Montgomery Eye Center has been named “Best Eye Center” in Southwest Florida for over 15 years due to its practice-wide dedication to adopting cutting edge technology, offering innovative procedures, and its team’s unwavering commitment to providing outstanding patient care.