How much does an eye exam cost in Edmonton (2022)?
All medically necessary optometry exams and check-ups are covered by Alberta Health Services for Albertans who can produce a valid Alberta Health ID. Medically necessary optometry exams includes:
- Eye Infections
- Eye Injuries
- Foreign Body Removal
- Sudden Change in Vision
- Monitoring Eye Diseases Like Glaucoma
Individuals Aged 0-18 (Children)Alberta Health Care covers one complete eye exam per year. Additional exams and/or treatments may be covered based on medical needs. Ask your doctor of optometry for information about coverage and potential costs for specific visual conditions. Alberta Health Care covers medically necessary services.
Individuals Aged 19-64 (Adults)Alberta Health Care does not cover eye exams, however many Albertans have insurance coverage through their employer or their own medical plan. Alberta Health Care does cover medically necessary services.
Individuals Aged 65+ (Seniors)Alberta Health Care covers one complete eye exam per year. Additional exams and/or treatments may be covered based on medical needs, such as glaucoma, diabetes or cataract follow-up or monitoring. Ask your doctor of optometry for information about coverage and potential costs for specific visual conditions. Alberta Health Care covers medically necessary services.
Adult Eye Exam CostThe cost of adult (i.e., ages 19-64) comprehensive eye exams (i.e., non-essential exams) range from $90-$160. Prices vary by location, the number and type of tests performed, the diagnostic technologies used, and the duration of the exam. Not all eye exams are created and/or performed equally. Accordingly, consult clinics to find out what is, and what is not included in their advertised standard adult eye exam.
Our Edmonton Eye Exams Are Comprised Of 4 Phases Of Evaluation
1. Eye Exam Pre-Testing
Corneal Thickness | Intraocular Pressures | Visual Field
Pre-testing is a detailed process that gathers all necessary information for the optometrist in advance of the optometrist-administered eye examination. This process involves completing a detailed patient history, as well as a series of standard tests. Pre-testing is an essential part of the comprehensive eye exam process, providing valuable information and visuals for both the optometrist and the patient.More About Pre-Testing »
2. Advanced Diagnostic Testing
Retinal Photography, OCT, Topography
eye-deology Vision Care differentiates itself from other clinics by having the most advanced modern diagnostic specialty testing equipment. Specialty equipment, such as a wide-angle high-resolution retinal imager, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer and corneal topographer, ensures that patients receive the best comprehensive eye care.More About Advanced Testing »
3. Optometrist Examination
Health Assessment & Disease Diagnosis
eye-deology Vision Care Edmonton optometrists perform a multitude of tests and assessments to evaluate ocular health, eye coordination, and visual acuity. In addition, they also evaluate the results of the tests and scans performed during pre-testing. As part of patient education, our optometrists also take the time to show and explain results to patients.More About Doctor Exam »
4. Eye Glass Consult
Prescription | Lens Selection | Digital Fitting
If you require corrective lenses to improve your vision, our licensed opticians will customize their fit to your unique attributes, needs, lifestyle, and budget. Our opticians are happy to provide you with information about the latest eyeglass frame and lens technologies available so you can make informed decisions and begin seeing and looking your best.More About Eyewear Consult »