NVISION® Eye Centers Hires New Chief Executive Officer
Chris Karkenny will lead the national expansion of an industry leader in eye care
ALISO VIEJO, CA (April 4, 2018) — NVISION® Eye Centers, a national leader in ophthalmology services, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Chris Karkenny as Chief Executive Officer. NVISION’s suite of offerings includes: custom and Topographic LASIK, KAMRA Inlay, cataract surgery and other vision correction procedures.
"I am excited to welcome Chris to NVISION® as CEO, states founder Tom Tooma, MD. It has always been my plan to grow NVISION into a national provider of premium eyecare services. Chris has more than two decades of experience in growth, acquisitions and maximization of shareholder value in the public and private sector. He was a clear match for our growth objectives.”
Karkenny’s career history includes leading and integrating more than 30 acquisitions with an aggregate value in excess of $10 Billion. He has served on the leadership team of PacifiCare, a Fortune 100 insurance company, which grew revenue by more than 40% during his tenure. He also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apria Healthcare, a national healthcare services firm with over 550 locations, 14,000 employees and $2B in revenue. Apria experienced revenue growth of more than 60% under his tenure. Karkenny also served as Chief Executive Officer for a national platform of behavioral health assets. Karkenny earned his BSBA from the University of Richmond before earning his MBA from Pepperdine University.
“NVISION is known for world-class services and expertise in LASIK, cataract surgery,” says Karkenny. The opportunity to lead NVISION’s national expansion is an exciting one and I look forward to making premium eye care accessible to everyone."
ABOUT NVISION® EYE CENTERS: NVISION® Eye Centers is the premier provider of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., with centers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Toronto, Canada. An innovative leader in ophthalmology, NVISION® is dedicated to providing the best patient experience through the use of the latest technology and treatment by the most talented and experienced surgeons in the industry. NVISION® was founded in 2010 by Tom Tooma, M.D., one of the earliest pioneers of LASIK who has performed more than 140,000 procedures to date in his esteemed career. With more than 1,900 eye doctors referring their patients and trusting their own eyes to NVISION® surgeons, NVISION® Eye Centers is Eye Doctors' #1 Choice®.