• Full eye exams for all ages (18 and under and over 65 are FREE under Alberta Health Care)
• Contact Lenses
• Retina Camera
• OCT 3D imaging NEW for 2016!
• Health related eye services (FREE under Alberta Health Care) such as:
○ Diabetic eye exams
○ Eye emergencies
○ Dry eyes
○ Eye infections
○ Refractive surgery (Lasik)
○ Eye surgeons
○ Family physicians
We are pleased to inform you that we have a digital retinal camera. This test is included with full eye exam for patients 19-64, or covered by Alberta Health Care if medically necessary. This type of technology allows us to see how healthy the back of your eyes are. It can help detect signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma and early detection and monitoring of macular degeneration. Should you have any concerns, we can actually show you the issues and describe what we can do to help.
OCT- Optical Coherence Tomography – 3D Imaging
Optical coherence tomography is an innovative and non-invasive process performed by your optometrist and is covered by Alberta Heath Care if medically necessary. This test only takes moments and allows us to detect pathology within the layers of the retina in ways we cannot easily identify with traditional methods.
Our doctors are happy to help you, whether you need a thorough full eye exam or comprehensive exams for all health related issues such as:
Yearly eye exams are very important for people diagnosed with diabetes as it can help prevent diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the damage of tiny blood vessels in your retina. This damage can cause vision loss. Diabetes can sometimes cause your vision to fluctuate as well. People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be affected. Surgery is an option in some cases of diabetic retinopathy.
This condition occurs when the retina, specifically the central part known as the macula, begins to degenerate. This area of the eye corresponds to central vision. Details of whatever the eyes are fixated on may appear blurred or distorted. This condition can be hereditary. Macular Degeneration is treated with vitamins and potentially surgery, depending on the type and severity of the condition. Eye examinations are encouraged for early detection of this disease, especially for those over 40 years of age, smokers and those with a family history of macular degeneration. Protection from UV light (sunglasses) is recommended to slow the progression of macular degeneration.
A cataract is when your eye’s natural lens becomes opaque, which typically reduces the amount of light entering the eye and potentially reducing vision. This can even cause glare in your vision. This condition is treatable, usually with extraction. Protection from UV light (sunglasses) is recommended to slow the progression of cataracts.
Glaucoma happens when the pressure on the optic nerve causes a gradual death of the fibres, typically ones that correspond to the peripheral vision at first. Treatment is available through medication and/or surgery. Getting routine eye exams are critical to detect the disease, as it is typically symptomless in its early stages.
Many Fees are Covered by Insurance
Many service fees are covered by either Alberta Health Care or Alberta Blue Cross, both of which we are happy to bill directly. For patients under 19 and over 65, eye exams and treatment for other eye related conditions are covered by Alberta Health Care. If you are over 19 and under 65, we can send you an invoice or bill directly to your insurance company if possible.