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New Harbor Capital Portfolio Company Quigley Eye Specialists Expands Florida Presence Through Partnership with Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center

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New Harbor Capital announced today that its portfolio company, Quigley Eye Specialists, has partnered with Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center (collectively “Community Eye”). Led by Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Dr. Eric Schaible, Community Eye has been providing care to Sarasota and Charlotte counties over the last 40 years and now joins 16 other locations under Quigley Eye Specialists ownership in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties.

“As demand for excellent eye care continues to increase, partnering with Community Eye will help us ensure patients have convenient access to the care they need,” said Dr. Thomas Quigley, Founder of Quigley Eye Specialists. “The Community Eye team is led by respected doctors with stellar reputations. Community Eye’s locations in Sarasota and Charlotte counties will help us expand care to even more people, including serving more same-day and walk-in patients. We look forward to our partnership and are excited about the path ahead.”

Community Eye offers a full range of eye care services. The partnership will ensure Community Eye patients have continued access to industry-leading specialists, innovative treatments, and state-of-the-art equipment. Together, Quigley Eye Specialists and Community Eye Center have 29 optometric physicians and ophthalmic surgeons with two surgery centers in Southwest Florida.

Community Eye represents the fifth follow-on investment for Quigley Eye Specialists since New Harbor completed an equity investment in January 2020, further extending Quigley Eye Specialists’ tenured market leadership position in the Southwest Florida market.

About Quigley Eye Specialists

Technology leaders in eye care, Quigley Eye Specialists is one of the nation’s leading multispecialty ophthalmology practices specializing in cataracts, laser cataract surgery, glaucoma, LASIK, dry eye, eyelid surgery, retinal issues, corneal conditions, and routine eye care. As the number one choice for cataract treatment in Southwest Florida, Quigley Eye Specialists is committed to providing the highest level of quality eye care and service to the community. The practice has served the region for more than 30 years and offers patients convenient locations throughout Southwest Florida including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda. For more information, visit