CALGARY—This week, FYidoctors
the world’s largest doctor-owned provider of ophthalmic products and services, celebrates its 10th anniversary. With its mission to enhance the lives of Canadians, FYidoctors has grown to over 450 optometrists leading over 175 locations. Founder and CEO Dr. Alan Ulsifer stated that “FYidoctors’ 10-year milestone and steady growth demonstrates the value of optometrist-led service, and validates that doctors are the right people to lead meaningful industry change.” In its announcement, the company pointed out, “FYidoctors/Visique has been changing the industry with its unique optometrist-owned-and-operated business model, which has led to uncompromising patient-focused care.”
Added Ulsifer, “I am extremely proud to be celebrating 10 years with my colleagues at FYidoctors. A decade ago, we had a vision to create a truly patient-focused company. We had the courage to build something different—a doctor-led eyecare organization. This milestone is validation that doctors could, and should, lead a patient-focused organization.”
FYidoctors’ growth reflects several major developments for the group in Canada. In January 2016 FYidoctors opened a state-of-the-art ophthalmic laboratory and distribution center in Delta, British Columbia, as VMAIL reported
. The lab helped, the company pointed out, “to create a dependable supply chain of the highest quality Canadian-crafted lenses.” In August 2017, Marchand Giguère and its affiliates bannered under the Visique name, consolidating 21 different banners in Quebec under one unified brand, as VMAIL
s dba reported
“To see what we have created and think about the potential for the future, is truly satisfying and exciting at the same time. We had the courage to build something different, to defy our doubters, and to never quit on our dream of leading the evolution of eyecare. Today, we are the largest doctor-led organization, driven by strong values, and dedicated to enhancing lives. We are very proud of that,” Ulsifer concluded.