Eye Exam Cost in Edmonton

How much does an eye exam cost in Edmonton (2022)?

12-09-2022

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 Cost

The 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.



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