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NVISION Eye Centers

A History With Vision

NVISION was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to better vision. Our network of surgeons, optometrists, ophthalmologists, and support staff offer our patients unparalleled care, helping them to achieve exceptional vision outcomes.

With a strong emphasis on excellent clinical care and superior surgical outcomes, it’s no wonder that NVISION is an innovative leader in ophthalmology and the #1 choice of referring doctors.

NVISION at a Glance

2010 year founded

70+ locations

12+ clinical trials/year

100+ eye care providers

200,000 patients/year

60,000 procedures/year

Fundings, Growth & Achievements

When Dr. Tom Tooma established the Newport Beach and Ontario NVISION Eye Centers in 1998, his goal was to provide patients with truly exceptional care. With nearly 25 years of gold-standard care for patients, NVISION has absolutely delivered on that goal.

NVISION has come a long way since those two initial locations. Today, NVISION Eye Centers have performed over 2 million cataract and refractive surgeries across more than 70 locations in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Utah, and Texas.

In December 2020, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan acquired a majority stake in NVISION Eye Centers. This partnership enables accelerated growth with an expanded geographic presence, supporting NVISION’s foundational goal of accessible vision care.

1998 Growth

Dr. Tooma establishes Newport Beach and Ontario NVISION Eye Centers

1999 Growth

Dr. Tooma forms joint venture with TLC Laser Eye Centers in California

2000

NVISION is one of the first sites to obtain the FDA-approved Technolas laser

2001

NVISION is the first to complete a LASIK procedure in California

2001

NVISION is the first to complete a femtosecond laser treatment in California

2002

NVISION is the first to use a wavefront-guided treatment in California

2010

NVISION is the first to offer femtosecond-assisted LASIK enhancement surgery in California

2010

Forbes Magazine names Dr. Tom Tooma as leading U.S. laser eye surgeon

2010 Growth

Dr. Tooma purchases 8 eye centers in California and rebrands them to NVISION Eye Centers

2011

NVISION is the first to perform cataract surgery with the Alcon LenSx laser in California

2011

NextGen Healthcare provides electronic health records to NVISION

2012

NVISION is the first to conduct collagen cross-linking clinical trials in Southern California

2012 Growth

Dr. George Baerveldt joins NVISION

2013 Growth

NVISION acquires Meiser Eye & Laser Center in Sacramento
NVISION acquires the Eye Surgery Center in Sacramento
NVISION acquires Capital Eye Medical Group in Carmichael, CA

2014

NVISION is the first to use ORA technology

2014 Growth

NVISION acquires Nevada Eye Care’s two offices in Las Vegas
NVISION acquires Teplick Custom Vision in Portland, OR

2015

NVISION is one of the first in the U.S. to offer breakthrough KAMRA inlay for near vision loss associated with aging

2015

NVISION among the first to offer CentraSight telescope implant for age-related macular degeneration

2015

NVISION performed first KAMRA inlay procedure in Oregon

2015

Dr. Mihir Parikh named one of San Diego’s top doctors

2015

NVISION offers LENSAR cataract procedure to Oregon patients

2015 Growth

Dr. Sheri Rowen joins NVISION
Dr. Jack Weiss joins NVISION
Dr. Jeff Machat joins NVISION
NVISION acquires Walman Eye Centers of Phoenix

2016

NVISION acquires VisuMax femtosecond laser

2016

Dr. Mihir Parikh chosen to lead the esteemed San Diego Medical Society

2016

NVISION offers the Symfony lens to cataract patients

2016 Growth

NVISION partners with Dr. George Simon and the LASIK Custom Vision Centers of Concord and Foster City, CA
NVISION partners with Dr. Robert Ruper in Orange, CA
NVISION partners with Crystal Clear Vision in Toronto, Canada

2017

NVISION is the first to complete SMILE laser eye surgery in Orange County

2017

NVISION offers the first FDA-approved cross-linking procedures for progressive keratoconus

2017

NVISION is the first to offer ReLEx SMILE procedures for myopia correction in Orange County

2017 Growth

NVISION partners with Sierra Eye Center in Sacramento
Dr. James Donovan joins NVISION

2018

Dr. Tooma offers the Visian Toric ICL in Newport Beach

2018 Growth

NVISION partners with Alta Rose Surgery Center in Las Vegas
NVISION partners with HyperSpeed LASIK in Rowland Heights, CA

2019 Growth

NVISION partners with Alvarado Eye Associates in San Diego
NVISION partners with H. Douglas Cooper in Sacramento
NVISION partners with Clarity Eye Group in Huntington Beach, CA
NVISION partners with One to One LASIK in San Diego
NVISION partners with San Diego Eye & Laser Center
NVISION partners with Winston Eye in Fullerton, CA
NVISION partners with Royo Eye Centers in Sacramento
NVISION enters the Arizona market and partners with Hodges Eye Care & Surgery Center in Tucson, AZ
NVISION enters the Washington market and partners with Olympia Eye Clinic & Ambulatory Surgery Center

2020

NVISION is the first to implant the Vivity IOL in California

2020 Growth

NVISION partners with Eye Care Associates in Lebanon, OR
NVISION partners with Bridgeport Eye Physicians in Pasadena, CA
NVISION partners with Eye Associates of Orange County, CA

2021 Growth

NVISION partners with East West Eye Institute (EWEI) in Los Angeles
NVISION partners with Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group in Los Angeles
NVISION partners with Auburn Eye Care in Auburn, CA
NVISION partners with SkyPark ASC in Torrance, CA; the Third Street Surgery Center in Los Angeles, CA; Lynn Eye Surgery Center in Thousand Oaks, CA; and the Westlake Ophthalmology ASC in Westlake Village, CA

2022 Growth

NVISION partners with Westlake Ophthalmology
NVISION partners with Eye Associates of South Texas
NVISION partners with Salt Lake Retina
NVISION partners with Turner Eye

2023 Growth

NVISION partners with EyePlastx
NVISION partners with Eye Institute of Corpus Christi
NVISION partners with Catalina Eye Group

References

Mujahid A. Hines, MD, an Ophthalmologist with Nvision Eye Centers. (September 2021). Health News Today.

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NVISION Eye Centers. CB Insights.

NVISION Laser Eye Centers Acquires Meister Eye & Laser Center and Eye Surgery Center of Northern California in Sacramento. (January 2013). GlobeNewswire.

Two Eye Centers Bought by NVISION. (January 2013). The Orange County Register.

NVISION Laser Eye Centers Acquires Another Eye Center in Sacramento. (November 2013). Yahoo! Finance.

NVision Laser Eye Centers Acquires Nevada Eye Care’s Two Las Vegas Practices. (February 2014). Vision Monday.

NVISION® Eye Centers Acquires Teplick Custom Vision. (November 2014). NVISION.

NVISION Eye Centers Welcomes Weston Eye Care of Oregon. (January 2015). Yahoo! Finance.

NVISION Eye Centers Welcomes Walman Eye Centers of Greater Phoenix. (August 2015). Yahoo! Finance.

NVISION® Eye Centers Announces San Francisco Area Partnership with LASIK Custom Vision Centers. (January 2016). NVISION.

NVISION Eye Centers Welcomes Long-Standing Practice to Orange County Team. (February 2016). EIN Presswire.

NVISION Eye Centers Continues to Expand With Acquisition of Crystal Clear Vision(TM). (May 2016). GlobeNewswire.

NVISION® Eye Centers Welcomes Alvarado Eye Associates in San Diego, CA. (January 2019). NVISION.

Nvision Eye Centers Buys Majority Interest in Los Angeles Eye Practice. (October 2021). Becker’s ASC Review.

NVISION® Eye Centers Announces Two Practice Partnerships and Four Surgery Centers in Southern California. (November 2021). NVISION.

Renowned Glaucoma Surgeon Dr. Baerveldt Joins NVISION®. (October 2012). NVISION.

Esteemed Surgeon Dr. Sheri Rowen Joins NVISION® Eye Centers’ Orange County Team. (July 2015). NVISION.

Esteemed San Diego Surgeon Dr. Jack Weiss Joins NVISION® Eye Centers. (July 2015). NVISION.

NVISION® Eye Centers Welcomes Renowned Industry Innovator and LASIK Pioneer Dr. Jeff Machat to Team. (December 2015). NVISION.

Prominent Ophthalmologist Dr. James Donovan Joins Leading LASIK and Cataract Surgery Provider. (June 2017). NVISION.

Forbes Magazine Names Dr. Tom Tooma Leading U.S. Laser Eye Surgeon. (October 2010). NVISION.

Esteemed NVISION® Surgeon Dr. Mihir Parikh Named One of San Diego’s Top Doctors. (October 2015). NVISION.

NextGen Healthcare to Provide Electronic Health Records to NVISION Laser Eye Centers, Boosting Its Estimated Market Share to More Than 50% in Ophthalmology. (October 2011). NextGen Healthcare.

NVISION® Eye Centers Becomes One of the First in the U.S. to Offer Breakthrough KAMRA Inlay for Near Vision Loss Associated with Aging. (April 2015). NVISION.

NVISION® Eye Centers Among First Providers of Groundbreaking Treatment for Vision Loss. (May 2015). NVISION.

NVISION® Eye Centers Performs First KAMRA® Inlay Procedure in Oregon. (July 2015). NVISION.

World Class Ophthalmology Center Provides Laser Technology Treatment To Patients Seeking Vision Correction Relief. (October 2015). NVISION.

NVISION® Eye Centers Announces New Advanced Lens for Cataract Patients in the United States. (September 2016). NVISION.

Dr. Tom Tooma Performs ReLEx SMILE Procedures for Correction of Myopia in Orange County. (March 2017). NVISION.

NVISION® Eye Centers Offers First FDA Approved Cross-Linking Procedures on Patients in the U.S. with Progressive Keratoconus. (March 2017). NVISION.

New Treatment Available with Tom Tooma, MD at NVISION Eye Centers, Newport Beach. (November 2018). NVISION.