Advancing Eyecare, a North American supplier of ophthalmic instruments and backed by Cornell Capital, has purchased Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments, a U.S. distributor of ophthalmic equipment.

Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Veatch has distributed ophthalmic technology to vision care providers for over 30 years. With this deal, Veatch and AEC work to expand product and service offerings to their combined customers and capitalize on growth opportunities.

“Veatch has built a tremendous reputation over the last 30 years, centered around a commitment to customer satisfaction and improvement of patient outcomes,” says Brad Staley, chief executive officer of AEC. “Their product and service offerings, complemented by a service-oriented team, make them a natural partner to add to AEC.”