Locally owned medical practices join forces to expand access to highly-specialized vision procedures and meet growing demand.
Online PR News – 06-January-2021 – Wilmington, NC – Today, Wilmington Eye announces that oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolinas, a locally owned specialty practice that offers oculoplastic surgery and other restorative procedures related to the eyelids and the tissue surrounding the eyes, will be joining Wilmington Eye to increase access to highly specialized vision procedures.
Wilmington Eye, the area’s largest and most comprehensive ophthalmology practice, has been seeking ways to expand its offering of oculoplastic surgery and procedures, a subspecialty that has seen a huge increase in demand in the past years as the population of Wilmington and the surrounding area continues to grow.
Oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolinas, a smaller practice focusing solely on a single subspecialty, has become a trusted provider of specialty oculoplastic surgery and procedures, serving thousands of patients each year with a patient-first approach to care. By joining forces, Wilmington Eye will be able to drastically improve access to high quality specialty care that will meet the healthcare needs of the community.
“Bringing the only two oculoplastic surgeons in Eastern North Carolina together under Wilmington Eye will allow us to work together to maximize access and effectively grow this critical service for our patients,” says Dr. Alan Oester, partner and oculoplastic surgeon with Wilmington Eye.
Effective January 4th, Oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolinas will join Wilmington Eye and transition all operations to Wilmington Eye. During the transition, which will take several months, patients will not experience an interruption in eye care. Oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolina’s location on Medical Center Drive, located in the Delaney Radiology building, will remain open and will now serve as Wilmington Eye’s central location for oculoplastic care.
“We’re excited to offer more access and convenience to patients and to the providers who refer to and rely on us to help care for their patients. More options and expertise will be offered under one roof,” says Dr. George Escaravage, oculoplastic surgeon and owner of Oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolinas.
After the transition, patients will enjoy increased access to an expanded suite of restorative procedures and cosmetic services. Patients will also see increased flexibility in scheduling appointments and access to multiple providers—including two board-certified oculoplastic surgeons, eight board-certified ophthalmologists, seven optometrists and a physician’s assistant. And, beginning in late 2021, all essential vision and oculoplastic procedures will be performed at Wilmington Eye’s new state-of-the-art surgery center.
To learn more about Oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolinas joining Wilmington Eye, please visit wilmingtoneye.com.
ABOUT WILMINGTON EYE
Wilmington Eye is proud to offer the area’s widest range of vision correction and surgical services available. Our highly trained team of board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists work together to provide the highest standard of comprehensive patient care, from infancy through adulthood.
ABOUT OCULOPLASTIC CONSULTANTS OF THE CAROLINAS
Oculoplastic Consultants of the Carolinas, PLLC, provides specialty care in oculoplastic surgery as well as nonsurgical management of conditions affecting the tissues and structures surrounding the eyes. Dedicated to all aspects of your specialty care, we provide optimal care for each patient’s individual needs.