SARASOTA, Fla. (September 16, 2021) – US Eye, a physician-led network of patient-centric practices, is delighted to announce its partnership with Lake Eye Associates, located in The Villages in Central Florida. Lake Eye Associates operates five clinic locations and one surgery center. The inclusion of Lake Eye Associates brings the total number of US Eye practice locations to 50 across the Southeastern United States, positioning US Eye among the largest comprehensive eye care delivery systems in the nation.
“We could not have envisioned a more ideal partnership than our newest agreement with Lake Eye Associates,” said US Eye Founder and CEO, Dr. David Shoemaker. “With over 40 years of service to patients in central Florida, the nationally recognized doctors at Lake Eye Associates operate with the same patient first philosophy as our Southwest Florida flagship brand, Center For Sight. We are honored the team at Lake Eye Associates chose to join the US Eye family, and we look forward to continued success in the years ahead.”
“Our partnership with US Eye not only supports our goal of offering our patients the absolute best care, but it brings opportunities and benefits to our staff as well,” said Scott Wehrly, M.D., cataract surgeon at Lake Eye Associates. “During our four-decade tenure, we found success by focusing on our people – both our patients and our staff. It is our continued goal to be a provider of choice and an employer of choice in our community. The US Eye partnership will help us reach this objective and we are in great spirits as we begin this new chapter.”
Patients of US Eye member practices have direct access to world-class providers, state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatments. Additionally, select practices offer non-eye care services including cosmetic facial surgery, dermatology, audiology and skin care.