FYidoctors Acquires Alberta Eye Health Clinic as it Expands Presence in Edmonton Area

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CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, an optometrist-owned eyecare company, has acquired Edmonton-based Alberta Eye Health Clinic, according to an announcement Tuesday. The acquisition, which marks the fifth FYidoctors location in the Edmonton area, brings Dr. Aaron Patel, Dr. Rajan Mistry and their staff to the FYidoctors family. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alberta Eye Health Clinic has a special interest in low vision options, such as specialty contact lenses (known as scleral lenses), as well as dry eye treatments, and “prides itself in using the latest technology to monitor, diagnose and educate on eye diseases,” the announcement noted.

Prior to this Alberta transaction, FYidoctors had a total of 198 locations (including the Visique banner in Quebec), with the total expected to increase further this month, a spokesman previously told VMAIL.

Dr. Patel, who has more than 15 years of experience practicing primary eyecare optometry, including 12 years in Edmonton, is an established professional who served as president of the Alberta Association of Optometrists, according to the announcement. He is currently a councilman of the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

In addition to serving the residents of Edmonton, Patel said he believes in assisting those from underdeveloped countries and has traveled to Honduras, Peru, Nairobi and Jamaica with the goal of providing eyecare to the less fortunate.

Dr. Mistry completed both his undergraduate degree and optometry degree at the prestigious University of Waterloo. During his studies, he practiced in various settings, including hospitals in Oklahoma and clinics in Australia and, similar to his colleague Dr. Patel, he has provided care in underdeveloped countries such as Nicaragua and Peru.
“Our patients have trusted us to be forward-thinking and at the leading edge of great eyecare,” Patel said in the announcement.

“Given that, we joined FYidoctors because we felt they are ahead of the field on where eyecare needs to be and have existing technology and infrastructure [that] would allow us to provide a better patient experience. That coupled with the fact that they are a Canadian doctor-owned business that has established some of the best partnerships in the country made it an easy decision. We’re excited to start working together.”