Located in the beautiful Pennsylvania wilds, just over two hours east between Pittsburgh and Erie and a little over an hour northwest of State College, St. Marys is vibrant community with a picturesque downtown. Residents are friendly, hard-working, genuine and enjoy a bustling industrial base, very low unemployment, excellent school systems, both public and private, and a low crime rate.  The surrounding area of St. Marys boasts unlimited outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, miles of rails to trails for hiking or cycling, lakes and streams for boating or kayaking, as well as two beautifully-manicured golf courses. Within a short drive, you can be at a Steelers or Pirate game, a Penn State game or activity at one of the Great Lakes.

This turn-key practice is very medically-oriented with a high contact lens volume, grossing $500,000 on 3.5 to 4 clinical days per week. Located on a busy thoroughfare, the practice has great visibility with its 1,500 square feet of leased office space and is supported by two fully-equipped exam lanes, a retinal camera, visual field analyzer, anterior segment camera and a Nidek autorefractor/keratometer. The optical showroom has over 600 designer frames on Fashion Optical displays. The well-trained and experience staff is smart, caring and wonderful.

The practice has fantastic growth potential. All major medical plans are accepted. Eyemed, VSP, VBA and NVA vision plans are currently accepted. The addition of more medical services, vision insurance plans and/or increasing clinical hours would augment revenue.  Seller is retiring after 38 fulfilling years of service to the community and willing to assist with the transition. Fairly priced at $276,000 plus frame inventory.

Interested parties can contact the owner at kdwolfe@windstream.net or by calling 814 594-0351.

Vision Therapy Practice in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is beautiful, diverse, and a welcoming mid-western city. The Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join to form the Ohio River at a beautiful fountain in Point State Park.  The rivers define the city's layout and character as the picturesque metropolis skyline seems to rise directly up from the water.  The lively and organic Strip District has numerous markets, boutiques, and eateries.  The downtown Cultural District has delightful restaurants, theaters, and performance venues. The rivers are lined with parks, gardens, and bike trails.  River tours provide a great view of the city’s skyline. Within an hour’s drive there are many outdoor recreational opportunities with mountains, lakes, and whitewater rivers for hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, boating, skiing, fishing, and hunting.  A legacy of the city's industrial wealth, the Carnegie museums are some of the best in the country, including the Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. International attractions include the Andy Warhol Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous mountain home, “Fallingwater”.  Our close-knit neighborhoods and great schools and colleges make Pittsburgh a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

The Vision Development Institute, P.C. is a specialty optometric vision and syntonic light therapy practice.  It was originally founded as the Pennsylvania Vision Institute in 1952 by the late Dr. Harry Wachs, a pioneer in developmental Optometry. The practice has a rich optometric history specializing in vision therapy, low vision, syntonics, and then scleral contact lenses to PMMA to GP.

As a specialty practice, the practice has a regional presence and draws patients from Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, with some traveling patients from Florida.  The patient base is diverse, from infants to seniors.  The caseload varies widely with binocular dysfunctions, strabismus, learning-related, developmental, spectrum disorders, concussion, TBI, stroke, and the multi-handicapped.  The treatments offered are functional lens therapy, vision therapy, syntonic light therapy, and developmental therapy. The practice is cash-based without any insurance contracts providing excellent cash flow. The Seller is willing to help with the transition, offering training, marketing, practice management, and part-time clinical support after the sale.

Enjoy practicing the way you’ve always wanted to while building a lifetime of success and pride that comes with owning your own professional practice.  If vision therapy is your calling, contact:

Hans F. Lessmann, OD, FCOVD, FCSO



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