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Acuity Eyecare Group Acquires Carlsson Family Eye Center near Phoenix

Jul 17, 2019

DALLAS, TX, June 25, 2019 — Riata Capital Group (“Riata”) announced that its portfolio company Acuity Eyecare Group (“Acuity”), an owner and operator of leading North American eyecare groups and optometry practices, has acquired a new regional eyecare practice, Carlsson Family Eye Center, a single location practice based in Gilbert, Arizona, located southeast of Phoenix. Carlsson Family Eye Center is well known for providing exceptional eyecare for the entire family, from infants and children to adults and seniors.

Acuity owns over 100 locations across 8 states under 10 different local brands, as well as a large, full-service digital lab operation, The First Look Lab, located outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The Company expects to grow to over 150 locations by early 2020.

Eric Anderson, CEO of Acuity Eyecare Group, said, “We are thrilled that Carlsson Family Eye Center has joined our growing Acuity family. They are a terrific fit with our AEG team as a respected local eye care practice serving their community. Carlsson Family Eye Center has an excellent reputation for providing superior patient care and a personalized eye care experience.”

“The addition of Carlsson Family Eye Center builds on our strong presence in the Phoenix market as it is very complementary to our 20/20 Image Eye Centers,” said Bret Davis, VP Corporate Development. “We look forward to sharing more news in the near future as our growth momentum continues with key acquisitions across the U.S.”

About Carlsson Family Eye Center

Carlsson Family Eye Center was founded in 2006 by Dr.  Chad Carlsson, O.D., and consists of one office in Gilbert, Arizona. Known for high quality family eye care, Carlsson Family Eye Center combines next-generation medical technology with extraordinary service to deliver a unique, personalized eyecare experience. They offer comprehensive eye exams, Ortho-K and scleral lens fittings, as well as a wonderful selection of quality eyewear and contacts. For more information, please visit

In connection with this transaction, Jason Preator of Kavanagh Consulting represented and advised Dr. Carlsson and Carlsson Family Eye Center throughout the process.

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Bret Davis

Executive Vice President
Corporate Development

Dr. Tom Arnold

Regional Vice President
Corporate Development