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Shopko Optical acquires Midwest Vision Centers in North Dakota and Minnesota

Midwest Vision Centers is Shopko Optical’s seventh completed acquisition over the past six months and brings the company’s total centers to 142 across 13 states.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Shopko Optical has acquired the 18 Midwest Vision Centers operating North Dakota and Minnesota.

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to welcome Midwest Vision Centers, their employees, and their patients to the Shopko Optical family,” said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical CEO, in a press release. “Our new patients will be pleased to receive the thorough and trusted eye care they have come to expect along with an enhanced selection of products from the doctors and opticians who will continue to serve these communities.”

Midwest Vision Centers is Shopko Optical’s seventh completed acquisition over the past six months and brings the company’s total centers to 142 across 13 states.

“As we met with teammates and doctors at each of the 18 locations, it became apparent that Midwest Vision Centers shares the same vision, culture, and commitment to personalized patient-centric care as Shopko Optical,” said Steinhorst.

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“(Child care is) important because it allows parents to go to work. It is the backbone of our economy,” one expert said. "It’s the business that allows other businesses to stay in business.”

The vision centers will gradually transition over to the Shopko Optical branding.

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Each store will have an enhanced frame assortment as well as the latest in lens technology with a comprehensive satisfaction guarantee.

“Shopko Optical’s demonstrated approach to personalized and comprehensive care makes them a trusted pillar in the eye care industry,” said Dr. Myrel A. Neumann, owner at Midwest Vision Centers, said in a statement. “Shopko Optical has provided top quality healthcare in the upper Midwest for decades. We share hometown values, culture, and a common approach of investing in the communities we serve.”

In addition, Shopko Optical’s Kids in Focus program will work with the local Lions Clubs in Minnesota and North Dakota to identify eligible children within the area to receive a comprehensive eye exam and pair of glasses at no charge. Those looking to participate can contact their local Lions Club.

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