HOYA Vision Care has announced the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, LLC, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states.

Nexus is headquartered in Grove City, Ohio.

“This acquisition expands HOYA’s US footprint, establishes a greater local presence and allows us to better serve our customers,” said Barney Dougher, president of HOYA Vision Care, Americas.

He added, “Nexus and their 5 affiliated labs have demonstrated a strong commitment over the years in supporting Independent Optometry and those values.”

Gerry Shaw, owner of Western Carolina Optical and principal with Nexus stated, “We are very excited to join HOYA.

HOYA has a number of resources such as Empower U and ‘Building a Blue Light Practice’ that are designed to strengthen the Independent ECP practice. These resources coupled with HOYA technology and values will help advance practice profitability and provide the best vision solutions for patients.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony and reception are planned for later this month.