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Koch Eye Associates Changes Name to Claris Vision

Warwick, RI — October 2013 — Koch Eye Associates, the region's leading provider of comprehensive vision services, today unveiled a new name, logo and brand.

"Our mission is to bring together the best in vision care to help people to see, feel and look their very best throughout their lifetime," said CEO Lynne Rosen. "Building on the strong history and medical expertise of our first acquisition, Koch Eye Associates in Rhode Island, we've added talented medical professionals through the acquisitions of Eye Health Vision (MA), Seacoast Eye Associates (RI) and, most recently Southcoast Eye Care (MA). With the knowledge, experience and vast array of services offered at our 12 locations and two surgery centers by our staff of 45 physicians, we can say with certainty that Claris has the expertise and resources to be the leading provider of vision care in the region."

The Claris Vision brand promises to keep care personal and local by bringing the best doctors, treatments and products to our customers in a convenient and friendly manner. Founded and inspired by Chief Medical Officer Paul Koch, MD, the company plans to continue to lead the industry in helping people to see their very best throughout their lifetime. The company prides itself in serving the comprehensive needs of families, including primary care, specialty care and surgery and optical products to meet personal preferences and budgets, along with financing for elective procedures.

The Claris Vision leadership team includes Dr. Paul Koch, Chief Medical Officer; Lynne Rosen, CEO; Susan Rao, CFO; Peter Odenwald, Vice President of Operations; and Peter Koch, Chairman and Chief Development Officer.

About Candescent Partners

Candescent Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm that provides smart and innovative capital solutions to growth companies in the lower middle market in healthcare services, business services, software and consumer products and services. Steve Jenks and Sandy McGrath founded Candescent in 2008. Steve Sahlman joined the partnership in 2009. Candescent invests in businesses with annual EBITDA between $2 and $8 million and enterprise values between $10 and $75 million. For more information, visit:

About Claris Vision:

Claris Vision was formed by bringing together the best, most convenient and dependable eye care centers - Koch Eye Associates, Seacoast Eye Associates, Eye Health Vision Centers and Southcoast Eye Care - to provide the most comprehensive spectrum of vision services for you and your family.

Claris Vision is a portfolio company of Candescent Partners.

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