Eye care company acquires Freehold ophthalmic technology firm

Eye Care Leaders has acquired iMedicWare and will have the Freehold company’s founder head its technology solutions.

Arun Kapur has more than a decade in the ophthalmic software and technology industry. He has extensive eye care experience, customer-service focus and a strong record of proven results, Eye Care Leaders said in a release.

“As partners, we share the same vision of providing our customers with dynamic applications and services suitable for the continuously evolving ophthalmic landscape,” Kapur said. “I look forward to leveraging ECL’s resources and innovation to complement and enhance not only iMedicWare’s top-of-the-line suite of solutions, but the host of other technology offerings within the portfolio, to benefit the ophthalmic and optometric community.”

IMedicWare will provide the technology platform necessary for Eye Care Leaders to offer a comprehensive, fully integrated solution.

“We are proud to have iMedicWare join our family of solutions that are solely focused on eye care,” said Brent Michael, chief commercial officer at Eye Care Leaders. “The team that Arun has built for iMedicWare is outstanding, and we look forward to his leadership in building the same level of excellence for all of our portfolio companies.”

In addition, iMedicWare also makes possible for ECL to offer iMedicWare’s Ambulatory Surgery Center, which includes remote surgical scheduling, customizable consents, inventory management and other solutions for ophthalmic and multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers.

“While we recognize that this acquisition represents the creation of our comprehensive product set, we will also continue to provide support for all software solutions in our family, as promised,” Michael said. “Sales and customer engagement with our solutions has never been greater — we now serve over 40 percent of the ophthalmic market — and Eye Care Leaders is confident our platforms and family of solutions will provide the best choices for eye care practices in the coming years. We will prove that every day through innovation, customer service, and integrity.”