Koch , Seacoast form one of region’s largest vision care companies


Candescent Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Koch Eye Associates, has acquired Seacoast Eye Associates, a comprehensive vision health company in Wakefield. Seacoast joins Koch Eye Associates and Eye Health Vision Centers to form one of the largest vision health companies in New England with 13 locations and 335 employees.

Seacoast’s founders, Barry Wepman, MD, and Mark Deresienski, OD, partnered in 2000 after practicing independently for over 20 years in South County. Seacoast physicians and team will continue to care for patients for many years to come. Dr. Wepman said in a statement, “Partnering with Koch Eye Associates will provide us with more resources and locations to continue to meet the vision health needs of our patients.”

Peter Koch, chairman of the board of Candescent Eye Management said, “We have worked collaboratively for years with Seacoast and are happy they are joining our family of physicians.”

Dr. Paul Koch said, “Together we will be able to provide the most innovative care to help people throughout Rhode Island to see their very best.”


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