meet our Team

Dr. Nancy Hopfner
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
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.

Emma Reed

Optometric Intern

Emma graduated on the Dean’s Honours List from the University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry program in June 2019. She will be seeing patients at our practice under the guidance of Dr. Hopfner until her registration with the Ontario College of Optometrists is completed in August 2019.

Emma began her academic career at the University of Waterloo in 2012, completing every year of her studies on the Dean’s Honours List. She also received the Centennial Optical Scholarship for academic achievement, the Essilor Award for excellence in Optics, and the E.J. Chisholm Award for academic and clinical excellence in Pediatric Optometry.

Emma has also worked in Kenya and Eastern Europe with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, a non-profit organization providing eyecare to needy communities all over the world.

While Emma grew up in Simcoe, Ontario, she has a great affection for Fergus, having spent many summers at Belwood Lake with her family. She and her husband are longtime members of the Belwood Lake Sailing Club, and they are looking forward to making Fergus their new home.