our team will ensure that you receive the best possible care.
Vision as well as eye health can change without drastic symptoms during the early and later stages of life. Annual eye exams are recommended for children and seniors.
Comorbidities caused by other health conditions may require you to get more frequent eye exams. Your ophthalmologist will advise you accordingly.
We open early and can accommodate you during your pre-work hours. Bringing your glasses, medication list, previous or current prescriptions will help our team serve you better.
If you are a senior, or may need a procedure, you may need a driver to come with you. Alberta authorities consider it unsafe to drive with one eye patched.
Most of our eye care services are covered by Alberta health if you fall in the eligible age groups. Every medical condition we help you treat, monitor or manage is covered by Alberta health care. Our services may also be covered by WCB, Alberta Refugee plan or Alberta Blue cross. For those situations where the services are not covered by any of these bodies, you may choose to pay through your insurance or out-of-pocket.
For a pediatric patient, we require a cycloplegic eye exam if it has not been done already. Children have strong accommodation muscles and assessment may not be possible without the cycloplegic eye drops. Expect to spend 1.5-2 hours in the office, bring toys or snacks for your child and schedule an appointment at a time that your child will not be tired or sleepy. If the child has an important assignment or exam at school, cycloplegia can hamper the ability to read up-close for several hours and can be scheduled on some other day. Rarely,cycloplegia will not work and we ask you to use Atropine eye drops for 3 days at home and follow up on day 4 for the eye exam.
We may have to schedule your child for an orthoptist assessment on the same day or a different day.