We are incredibly delighted to announce that Visioncall has been successfully acquired by Optimism Health Group, a UK-based healthcare investment Group.
Visioncall looks forward to further expanding our business and improving how we can deliver upon our promise of helping residents of care homes see better and live better.
In November 2020, Optimism also acquired OutsideClinic, a UK market leader, annually providing eye care and hearing care to over 100,000 older people in their own homes.
As part of Optimism’s growing portfolio, this means that Visioncall will now be part of an exciting association of fellow healthcare providers dedicated to improving the quality of life of our nation’s elderly population.
Henry Pitman, Chairman of Optimism, commented: “I am delighted that we have completed the acquisition of Visioncall, which is a well-established business providing a vital service to some of the most vulnerable people in society.
“Visioncall’s eye care service in care homes is complementary to OutsideClinic’s eye care in people’s own homes. The acquisition of Visioncall consolidates Optimism’s position as the UK’s leading domiciliary eye and hearing care provider.’
Michelle Le Prevost, Managing Director of Visioncall, said: “We are excited about joining Optimism and working alongside our new sister company OutsideClinic.
“We believe that this acquisition marks an exciting new chapter in our journey to help our patients see better and live better.
“As care homes re-open, the business is seeing accelerating demand for eye and hearing tests. Optimism’s investment will allow us to continue expanding our business, recruiting a further 20 Optometrists over the next two years.'”
Will the acquisition affect Visioncall service levels?
No. We can confirm that this change will not impact Visioncall’s eye care service to both our existing and new care home partners.
This move will ensure that Visioncall continues to provide the same innovative and person-centred service for which we are known.
I am currently a Visioncall Partner. Do I need to do anything?
No. Visioncall will continue to operate as usual and provide your home with our home-visiting eye care services.
Who is Optimism Health Group?
Optimism Health Group is a UK healthcare investment group providing technology and clinical and support services to the rapidly growing 75 to 90-year-old age group.