Eye Conditions and Emergencies



Albertans of all ages can benefit from optometric services.  Avoiding long waits in an emergency room is just one of the many reasons to visit your optometrist for eye emergencies and other conditions considered medically necessary exams and procedures.

Alberta Health Coverage varies for different age groups, so for more information on what's covered for you, click here .


Health Care Practitioners

Make optometrists part of your health team!  Optometrists speacialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures.

"Coverage for medically necessary visits to optometrists
helps improve patient care by increasing accessibility
and allowing for better patient co-management with ophthalmology."
   - Dr. M. Dorey, Ophthalmologist

"I suggest to clients that one of the professionals they can choose
to see with any eye problems is an optometrist, knowing that they
will be seen promptly; receive excellent care; be referred to an
ophthalmologist if necessary and know that Alberta Health now
covers medically necessary optoemtrists visits for all Albertans."
   - Betty-Lou Kindleman, R.N.

If you provide patient care in any capacity, click here to read more about the benefits of adding optometrists to your health care team, and the resources available to you.