FYidoctors Adds Bobcaygeon Eye Care as Company’s First Clinic in City of Kawartha Lakes Region

CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, a leading optometrist-controlled eyecare company, announced this week that its latest clinic merger comes with the addition of Bobcaygeon Eye Care in central Ontario. The practice, nestled in the community of Bobcaygeon on the Trent–Severn Waterway, will become part of FYidoctors and it marks the latter’s first eyecare clinic in the region. “The FYidoctors banner continues to experience record growth across the province of Ontario, and we couldn’t be more pleased to share today’s exciting announcement,” Dr. Alan Ulsifer, chairman and chief executive officer of FYidoctors, said in the announcement.

“We look forward to serving the community of Bobcaygeon with the same comprehensive, trusted vision care they’ve come to expect over the years—alongside highly respected and experienced optometrists, Dr. [Robert] Anderson and Dr. [Faye] Crerar.”

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Anderson and Dr. Crerar, a husband-and-wife duo, the practice opened with the intention of providing the residents of Bobcaygeon with the most comprehensive eyecare available, according to the announcement. As the first optometric clinic to open in the community over 28 years ago, the local practice welcomes the new partnership with FYidoctors and the added benefits now available to patients.

“Myself, along with Dr. Crerar’s vision for Bobcaygeon Eye Care has always been to ensure our patients are receiving top quality vision care,” said Dr. Anderson. “We’re confident that this new partnership will continue to deliver on this commitment to our patients, and we’re excited about what the future holds for the practice in the coming years.”

Under the new partnership, FYidoctors provides the clinic with significant human resource management services; customized staff training, tools, and support; world-class marketing; lenses which lead the industry in quality through independent testing and are manufactured in Canada at the FYidoctors internal freeform laboratory and distribution center; exclusive products; and enhanced benefits for their staff.

The clinic offers an array of optometric services, including comprehensive eye exams, children’s eyecare, low vision assessments, automated visual field testing, sophisticated eyecare technology and high-quality lenses and competitively priced designer frames—and continues to explore new products and services for patients and their vision needs.

In addition to an increase in population year over year in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the region also welcomes more than 31,000 seasonal residents for cottage season each year—in turn creating a higher demand for vision care.

FYidoctors, which is privately held, includes more than 550 optometrists, 250 locations and 2,700 employees overall. The private equity firm L Catterton made a strategic minority investment in the company in early 2020.