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Our Partners

At UVP we are building a community of the best Ophthalmologists and Optometrists who are committed to providing exceptional patient care and are at the forefront of discovering new technology and procedures to improve outcomes and the well-being of their patients.

Eye Care of La Jolla

Eye Care of La Jolla is a top-rated ophthalmology practice that has provided comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, as well as routine and preventative services, to patients in La Jolla and the greater San Diego area for over 40 years.

Inland Eye LASIK, formerly Inland Eye Institute, is a highly-respected specialty eye care provider in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Today, Dr. Christopher Blanton leads a team that focuses 100% on providing the full-range of LASIK and Refractive Surgery, which has been a cornerstone of the practice since it was founded in 1976.

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Minnesota Eye Consultants is the leading provider of integrated vision services, spanning eye exams and specialty contact lens care to complex surgical cases and ophthalmic research in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area.

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Northwest Eye is one of the largest specialty eye care providers in the upper Midwest, caring for patients of all ages and serving the communities in and around the northwestern Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Pacific Eye

Serving residents across the Central Coast of California, Pacific Eye joined the UVP community in August 2021.  Their team of highly qualified doctors ensures top-notch and comprehensive care at each of their locations across both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.  The practice offers a variety of services, including routine and highly-specialized eye care and the latest in laser eye surgery.

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Pacific Eye Institute has provided quality eye care to the Inland Empire since 1981 with state of the art treatment for cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and laser vision correction.

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Pendleton Eye Center, located in Oceanside, California – very near Camp Pendleton – was founded in 1997 by Dr. Robert Pendleton.  His team, which includes one O.D. and 7 staff, delivers friendly care, patient focus, and a commitment to innovative technologies in all areas of vision care and vision improvement.  The practice offers a one-stop shop for all vision needs from routine eye exams, glasses, and contacts through complex vision care treatment and surgery in cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal care.

Southern California Desert Retina is a well-respected specialty practice in the field of ophthalmology. Their expert physicians treat diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula, including retina detachments. Founded by Dr. Clement Chan in 1989, the practice also includes Dr. Steven Lin, a full partner who has been with Desert Retina since 1998, and 27 team members.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Shanmuganathan Chandramohan, High Desert Eye Center has been serving the local community with high quality, patient-centric ophthalmology care since 2003. In May 2022, the practice joined with Unifeye Vision Partners, and will become an extension of the Pacific Eye Institute brand within the Inland Empire Region.  The addition of High Desert Eye Center allows greater access to outpatient surgery in the High Desert. Services offered at the ASC include cataract, glaucoma, medical retinal injections, and oculoplastic surgery.  As the High Desert Eye Center brand is sunsetting, learn more about the team and its capabilities below.

Providing excellence in eye care throughout Coachella Valley since 2004, Shaaf Eye Center is located in Rancho Mirage, just 4 miles from the Palm Desert.  Led by two board-certified ophthalmologists, Dr. Mehdi Shaaf and Dr. Kevin Prendiville, the practice offers a full range of ophthalmology services including routine eye exams, laser vision correction, cataracts, oculoplastic, surgical retina, glaucoma, cornea, and orbital tumors.  Learn more about the team below.

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Recognizing an increasing regional demand for medical retina services, Unifeye Vision Partners worked with partners Minnesota Eye Consultants and Northwest Eye to found a new retina subspecialty practice in the Twin Cities. Opening its first location in Bloomington in July 2022, Minnesota Retina Associates board-certified ophthalmologists provide compassionate, personalized care for a full range of retina conditions including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  Learn more about the team below.

Founded in 1990 by Drs. Michael Merck and Christopher Wallyn (friends from medical school), Regional Eye Center (REC), has a team of 35 professionals including two optometrists. Together, the team delivers full-service ophthalmology and optometry services, providing family eye care and a wide range of medical and surgical care, including pediatrics.  The practice includes an optical retail center, the ophthalmology clinic, and an ASC.  All three services operate out of the same building, located 60 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. To learn more about the team, check out their website below.

Northern Plains Surgery Center, based in Fargo, North Dakota, represents UVP’s fifth practice within the Upper Midwest and the 13th member of the growing UVP community. Founded in 1999 by physician partners including Dr. Steven Bagan and Dr. Lance Bergstrom (who remain physician partners today), the Northern Plains Surgery Center serves physicians and patients from Bagan Strinden Vision, Eye Consultants of North Dakota, and Bergstrom Eye and Laser Clinic.  Board-certified surgeons treat a wide range of vision-related diagnoses including cataract, glaucoma, corneal transplants, and eyelid surgeries. Along with Drs. Bagan and Bergstrom, the ASC’s other current physician partners include Dr. Tom Strinden, Dr. Michelle Atchison, and Dr. Anne Keating. 

Delivering world-class medical and surgical eye care since 1994, Eye Care of San Diego’s physicians and staff provide laser eye surgery, glaucoma medications and treatment, cornea and cataract surgery, and the full range of optical services. In addition, the team operates an ambulatory surgery center, utilized by their highly skilled team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists. Led by John Bokosky, M.D., F.A.C.S., the team of five ophthalmologists and optometrists serves patients from three clinic locations in Hillcrest, Escondido, and La Jolla and from the ambulatory surgery center in Hillcrest.

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Conveniently located off Interstates 805 and 5, Eyesight & Surgical Institute offers easy parking and quick entry access for patients with limited mobility.  Serving the greater San Diego area for more than two decades, the physicians at ESI use the latest technologies to help diagnose and treat patients with services ranging from astigmatism to swollen eyelids, cataracts to dry eye, and everything in between.

Founded in 2007 by physician partners from Pacific Eye Surgeons, Shepard Eye Center, California Retinal Consultants, ADV Vision, and Central Coast Retinal, the ASC serves patients in the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, along the Central Coast. Together, the thirteen physicians and their team at the ASC provide the latest in technology and surgical treatment for ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), and retinal patients

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