In 1987, Dr. Downs sold his clinical practice to Dr. Blaze, allowing him to focus on his expanding contact lens manufacturing business with over 200 employees and a growing base of doctors who specialized in contact lens fitting. A few years later Dr. Downs sold his well known manufacturing business to CooperVision.
Under Dr. Blaze’s ownership, the business has focused on problem solving eye care. He utilizes the 3900 square foot facility to include a clinic and manufacturing labs for spectacle lenses and rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
The practice has continued focusing on specialty contact lens fitting, but has expanded by providing therapeutic eye disease treatment and diagnosis, pediatric eyecare, management of laser vision surgery patients and an optical dispensary with over 600 frames.