meet our Team

Dr. Nancy Hopfner


Dr. Hopfner graduated on the Dean’s Honours List from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 1988, receiving the General Proficiency Medal for the highest academic standing in her class, as well as the Molinari Ocular Pharmacology Award, and the Essilor Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in Optics. After completing a primary care internship in Orillia, she purchased Dr. Dickie’s practice in downtown Fergus in 1989.

Dr. Hopfner is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Optometrists, and is active in the community, having served on the board of the Fergus-Elora Rotary Club and the local Big Sisters Association. She is also a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, and the downtown Business Improvement Association.

Anne Oxford

Optometric Assistant

A native of Fergus, Anne joined the practice in 1990. With a warm, caring personality, and over 25 years of optical and customer service experience, Anne is a vital part of the clinic’s ongoing success. Patients have been returning for years because they know they can count on Anne to be up-to-date on the latest technology in lens and frame design, and to help them select a pair of glasses that are fashionable, functional, and fit their budget. If your glasses need adjustment or repair, Anne’s happy to lend her expertise. If you have a vision care benefit plan, Anne can check for you if they will pay us directly for your claim. Ever capable and efficient, Anne’s always here to help; just give her a call or drop in.

Rachel Exler

Optometry Intern

Rachel is a 4th year student at the University of Waterloo set to graduate as a Doctor of Optometry in April 2019. She is joining our practice to complete her Primary Care Externship starting Jan. 2019, where she will be performing comprehensive eye exams under the guidance of Dr. Hopfner.

Rachel holds a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Guelph, as well as a Masters Degree in Vision Science from the University of Toronto. She joined the Doctor of Optometry program at Waterloo in 2015, and recently completed her Ocular Disease and Therapeutics Externship at Dr. Calotti’s Ophthalmology practice in Brantford.

Dr. Hopfner and Rachel thank all the patients who will be contributing to her education over the next few months. Welcome Rachel!