CALGARY, April 4, 2018 /CNW/ - This week, FYidoctors, the world's largest doctor-owned provider of ophthalmic products and services, celebrates its 10th anniversary.
For ten years FYidoctors / Visique has been changing the industry with its unique optometrist-owned-and-operated business model, which has led to uncompromising patient-focused care. 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' ten-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.
"I am extremely proud to be celebrating ten 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 eye care organization. This milestone is validation that doctors could, and should, lead a patient-focused organization."
FYidoctors' ten year anniversary comes on the heels of several major national developments. In January 2016 FYidoctors opened a state-of-the-art ophthalmic laboratory and distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia, creating a dependable supply chain of the highest quality Canadian-crafted lenses. In August 2017 Marchand Giguère and its affiliates bannered under Visique, consolidating 21 different banners in Quebec under one unified brand.
"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 eye care. Today we are the largest doctor-led organization, driven by strong values, and dedicated to enhancing lives. We are very proud of that," said Dr. Ulsifer.
About FYidoctors and Visique
FYidoctors / Visique is a private, optometrist-owned-and-operated eye care company with its home office located in Calgary, Alberta and a fully automated, freeform laboratory and distribution facility located in Delta, British Columbia. FYidoctors / Visique is currently the world's largest doctor-owned provider of ophthalmic products and services, with over 450 optometrists servicing over 175 locations. To learn more please visit fyidoctors.com.
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