FYidoctors Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Annual General Meeting

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OTTAWA—FYidoctors, Canada’s largest doctor-owned provider of ophthalmic products and services, celebrated its 10th anniversary at the recent annual general meeting, which was held here at the Ottawa Convention Centre and Westin Hotel. More than 800 people attended the event, including optometrists, practice coaches, suppliers and other partners and eyecare professionals.

Since its founding, FYidoctors has grown to more than 450 optometrists providing services at more than 180 optical locations across Canada. Founder and chief executive officer Dr. Alan Ulsifer noted that the 10-year milestone and continuing, steady growth demonstrate “the value of optometrist-led service, and validates that doctors are the right people to lead meaningful industry change.”

In May, FYidoctors launched an e-commerce platform that integrates its brick-and-mortar offices within the group while enhancing and supporting communication with patients. The new online site has the URL shop.FYidoctors.com and it launched companywide after a pilot project with eight FYidoctors practices.