NVISION® Eye Centers announces two practice partnerships and four surgery centers in Southern California.

November 4, 2021

NVISION® Eye Centers continues its expansion with the addition of the East West Eye Institute, the Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group and four affiliated ambulatory surgery centers.

ALISO VIEJO, CA (November 4, 2021) — NVISION® Eye Centers, one of the nation’s leading providers of ophthalmology services is pleased to announce the addition of two practices to the NVISION family including the East West Eye Institute located in greater Los Angeles, CA, and the Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group located in Ventura County, CA. Each of these group practices have two affiliated ambulatory surgery centers including the SkyPark ASC in Torrance, CA, the Third Street Surgery Center in Los Angeles, Lynn Eye Surgery Center in Thousand Oaks, CA, and the Westlake Ophthalmology ASC in Westlake Village, CA.

Founded in 1947, the East West Eye Institute (EWEI) provides comprehensive ophthalmology services in 7 locations (plus 2 ASC’s) throughout Los Angeles and in West Covina, CA serving over 70,000 patients annually. Led by Fred Kurata, M.D. since 1984, EWEI has diversified into one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive eye care providers including medical and surgical ophthalmology, clinical research and aesthetics through its 21 doctors and nearly 200 staff members.

Miramar Eye Specialists Medical Group (Miramar) was founded in 1983 and is the leading comprehensive ophthalmology practice in Ventura County serving over 65,000 patients annually in 6 locations and 2 ambulatory surgery centers. Led by Joel Corwin, M.D., the practice includes 21 doctors who provide comprehensive and sub-specialty eye care including primary medical care, surgical care, retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics, and aesthetics.

Chris Karkenny, CEO of NVISION Eye Centers said, “We are privileged to welcome both Practices and their teams to NVISION – each has served their communities with exemplary patient care through their dedication to quality outcomes, excellent patient experience and a Patient First commitment which matches perfectly with our model of partnering with best-in-class physician partners.”

“We have known and have been impressed with NVISION for some time now, and our partnership made sense for many reasons including their approach to clinical care, commitment to outstanding outcomes, and the support and leadership their team provides to their partners and staff” said Fred Kurata, M.D., adding, “They have a unique, value add approach to our service model which lets our doctors and clinical teams focus on our patients, while NVISION works with our staff to run the business.”

“NVISION was the best choice for our partners” added Joel Corwin, M.D. “NVISION has a deep knowledge of our industry and deep contacts within the ophthalmology community. We are joining a community of 80 MD’s who are the best or among the best at what they do. This knowledge base provides significant value to our individual practices knowing there is so much medical and surgical experience among that group.”

Mr. Karkenny added, “Our partnership with these practices will strengthen NVISION’s ability to provide services throughout southern California from San Diego to Santa Barbara. We will continue our growth in the months ahead, and we look forward to partnering with many other practices and ASC’s which discover the uncommon level of services and the extraordinary patient experience that NVISION provides.”

ABOUT NVISION® EYE CENTERS: NVISION® Eye Centers is the leading ophthalmology partner comprised of the nation’s leading providers of ophthalmic physician services. Based in Aliso Viejo, California, the Company operates 70 locations including 11 ASC’s. An innovative leader in ophthalmology, NVISION’s Patient First commitment is delivered using the latest technology and treatment by the most talented and experienced surgeons in the industry. NVISION® and their team of MDs have performed more than 3,000,000 cataract and refractive surgeries. With nearly 3,000 eye doctors referring their patients and trusting their own eyes to NVISION® surgeons, NVISION® Eye Centers is The Eye Doctors' #1 Choice®. For more information, visit, email to, or call 866-204-3708.