Alberta Health Care Insured Services:
All patients with Alberta Health Care coverage, regardless of age, are now covered for medical eye care or emergency care visits at our office. Please call and inform our receptionist of the nature of your vision disturbance to ensure it will be covered (red eyes, sudden vision changes, sore eye).
All patients under the age of 19 years old and over the age of 64 are fully covered for a basic eye examination once a year. All office visits, urgent care, dilations, and threshold visual field testing are also covered with Alberta Health Care coverage. Advanced Testing is not covered by Alberta Health Care at this time.
Uninsured Service Fees:
Eye Exam: $125 – Includes a check-up of all parts of the eye. Specifically, we check for glaucoma, cataract detection, corneal disease, etc., and provide an updated glasses prescription. We also evaluate for dry eyes and allergies that may be affecting your comfort. In the event that you require a referral to an eye specialist, we will co-ordinate care and communicate with your other health professionals appropriately to ensure you are seen as soon as possible. Technology has improved our ability to provide you with the most advanced eye care. For example we offer the Optomap Retinal Exam and OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The optomap exam is fast, painless and comfortable. Nothing touches your eye at any time. It is suitable for the whole family. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time (like looking through a keyhole) and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your Optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
A retinal examination is a vital part of a complete eye exam, and dilation of your pupils may be necessary to provide a more in depth look at the structures in the back of the eye. Your eye care practioner will decide if your pupils need to be dilated depending on your conditions.
Contact Lens Evaluation: $75 – This is a one-time only charge and includes all needed trial lenses and all required follow-up visits. If in the future new lens technology comes out with a lens that would be better for your eyes, we will refit you into the new lenses with no further charges. Our goal is to keep your eyes healthy, clear and comfortable
Police Application Examination: $125 – Includes required testing for applicants to Edmonton Police Service as well as other Canadian cities. Candidates that have had any type of corrective surgery will require additional testing.
After LASIK Night Vision / Contrast Sensitivity Testing: $55 (an EPS application requirement)