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AEG Partners with Advanced Vision in Columbia, MO

[DALLAS, TX – November 11, 2019] Acuity Eyecare Group (“AEG”), an owner and operator of leading North
American eyecare groups and optometry practices, today announced that it has acquired Advanced Vision in
Columbia, Missouri.

Since 2003, Dr. Sahba Jalali and his staff has practiced full-scope optometry, serving the mid-Missouri region. The
practice specializes in comprehensive eye exams, LASIK consultation, specialty contact lenses, corneal refractive
therapy and the treatment of conditions related to women’s and youth eye health. Dr. Jalali has developed a strong dry
eye and contact lens practice utilizing hybrid, scleral and multifocal contact lenses. He developed his own myopia
management program in 2005 which includes orthokeratology and other now demonstrated methods of managing the
progression of myopia.

“In a practice transition partner I looked for an organization poised for strong growth and also one with a strong
leadership team,” said Dr. Sahba Jalali of Advanced Vision. “What attracted me to AEG was their OD- and ownerfriendly
process which facilitated a seamless transition. AEG also demonstrated excellence in the areas I wanted to
improve in my practice, especially with their use of technology to create efficiencies.”

“We are privileged to welcome Dr. Sahba Jalali and Advanced Vision into the AEG family of practices,” said Eric
Anderson, CEO of Acuity Eyecare Group. “Advanced Vision has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the highest
standards of healthcare, aligning with AEG’s strategic vision to deliver a remarkable patient experience.”

“Advanced Vision represents AEG’s 19th practice in Missouri,” added Joe Terzo, Chief Development Officer. “Potential
partners see the quality of care that AEG has brought to nearby communities and they want to align with a proven
organization committed to their success.”

About Acuity Eyecare Group
Acuity Eyecare Group (AEG), a portfolio company of Riata Capital Group, is a rapidly growing community of wholly
owned optical practices that deliver full-scope optometry coupled with a well-run dispensary. The core purpose that
unifies AEG’s doctors and associates is to “improve the health of our community by helping our neighbors see better
and look their best, one patient at a time”. To achieve this, AEG strives to maintain the local DNA that has made each
practice successful. At the same time, AEG enables each business to elevate its operational performance by
leveraging our “Common Platform”. Founded in March 2017, AEG currently operates more than 120 locations
operating under different regional brands across 11 states.

About Riata Capital Group
Riata Capital Group, LLC. is a leading Dallas-based private equity investment firm that partners with seasoned
management teams to invest in growing, profitable, privately-held companies in three core industry sectors – Business
Services, Consumer, and Healthcare Services. Over the last 25 years, the principals of Riata have sponsored over
150 acquisitions representing over $4.5 billion in transaction value. Within eye care, the principals of Riata sponsored
and led the successful investment in Vision Source, the largest and most successful doctor alliance network of
independent optometry practices in the U.S. Riata strives to be supportive, informed, and strategic partners to help
entrepreneurs and management teams bring their companies to the next level. (