FYidoctors Acquires Alberta Eye Health Clinic
FYidoctors announced it has acquired Edmonton-based Alberta Eye Health Clinic. The acquisition, which marks the fifth FYidoctors location in the Edmonton area, sees Dr. Aaron Patel, Dr. Rajan Mistry and staff joining the FYidoctors family.
“Our patients have trusted us to be forward-thinking and at the leading edge of great eye care,” said Dr. Aaron Patel. “Given that, we joined FYidoctors because we felt they are ahead of the field on where eye care needs to be and have existing technology and infrastructure which 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.”
With over 15 years of experience practicing primary eye care optometry, 12 years of which were practiced in Edmonton, Dr. Patel is an established professional who served as President of the Alberta Association of Optometrists and is currently a councilman of the Canadian Association of Optometrists. In addition to serving the residents of Edmonton, Dr. Patel believes in assisting those from underdeveloped countries and has travelled to Honduras, Peru, Nairobi and Jamaica with the goal of providing eye care to the less fortunate.
Dr. Rajan Mistry completed both his undergraduate degree and optometry degree at the prestigious University of Waterloo. During his studies, he practiced in various settings such as hospitals in Oklahoma, clinics in Australia and, similar to his colleague Dr. Patel, has provided care of those in underdeveloped countries like Nicaragua and Peru.
“We’re happy to be bringing Dr. Patel, Dr. Mistry and their staff on board to the FYidoctors team,” said Dr. Alan Ulsifer, CEO of FYidoctors. “The doctors have built strong reputations based on their service to the profession, dedication to excellence in eye care, and humanitarian efforts. As an organization, we are thrilled to bring the tools to them that will make them even more successful.”
The clinic has a special interest in low vision options, such as speciality 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.