FYidoctors Expands Further in Alberta With Addition of Vision Care Plus


CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, a leading optometrist-controlled eyecare company, said it has completed a merger deal with Vision Care Plus, based in Alberta. Vision Care Plus operates across four locations located in Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Camrose, and Drayton Valley, and the latest merger brings the total of FYidoctors clinics in the province to 57, according to a recent announcement. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In operation for over 30 years, Vision Care Plus was founded by Dr. Donald LeDrew in Leduc, Alberta. A graduate of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry, Dr. LeDrew’s practice has grown over the years with the addition of three additional clinics across the province.

The clinics offer a lineup of comprehensive eyecare services including complete vision and eye health exams; cataract assessments; dry eye and glaucoma assessments; optomap; eyewear and frames; contact lenses; laser refractive surgery (LASIK) consultations, evaluations, referrals, follow-ups and more.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Vision Care Plus and announce the addition of four optometry clinics to the FYidoctors banner,” Dr. Alan Ulsifer, chief executive officer and chairman of FYidoctors, said in the announcement. “With our home office located in Calgary, we’re thrilled with the continued expansion across the province and look forward to now reaching more Albertans through vision care.”

“For decades, Vision Care Plus has been diligent in providing comprehensive, personalized eyecare to the communities we serve,” Dr. LeDrew said. “With this new partnership, we’re excited to continue building on this commitment and to providing the highest level of care possible to our patients in the years to come.”

Regarded in the community as a trusted source for eyecare, Vision Care Plus’ team of professionals provide their patients with comprehensive eyecare services and a friendly, patient-centered approach to assessing all vision needs. Led by Dr. LeDrew, the clinic includes a dedicated team of administrative staff, and optometry professionals that includes Dr. Shelena Ask, Dr. Donald Chin, Dr. Carolle McCarron, Dr. Jonathon Niblett and Dr. Julie Theng.

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.