Alberta Association of Optometrists

​For adult patients of the ages 19 – 64, Alberta Health covers medically necessary optometric services.

What is considered medically necessary?

  • Monitoring for diabetes issues, glaucoma and retinal disease
  • Pre and post-operative care for cataract patients
  • Eye infections or injuries
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Sudden appearance of floaters, spots, or flashes of light
  • Sudden changes in vision or acute pain in the eye

Other visual disturbances may be covered… ask your optometrist!

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