Eye Exams Calgary

Eye Exams in Calgary - Customized Eye Care for All Ages

Eye exams are not all the same. Our office invests in the latest equipment and we take pride in the high level of expertise of our doctors and staff. Come see why we are Calgary’s choice for eye exams, unique eyewear, and eye health care.

  • Assessment of your eye health including retinal imaging using high-tech diagnostic equipment
  • Screening for systemic health issues that often show up in the eyes
  • A prescription (if necessary)
  • Long term care plan and preventative eye care counselling

The Importance of Eye Exams

An eye exam is much more than just a prescription for glasses. In fact, 1 in 7 Canadians with no symptoms have an undiagnosed and possibly preventable eye condition. Regular eye exams are the best way to catch eye disease before it is too late to treat.

In addition to eye exams, Mission Eye Care optometrists provide specialized services including:

  • Customized testing for different age groups
  • Eye Disease Detection, treatment and risk-management counselling
  • Myopia Control treatments for near-sighted children
  • Dry Eye treatments including IPL, RF and other proven therapies
  • Conventional and scleral contact lens fittings
  • Pre- and Post-Operative care for cataract and laser eye surgery
  • Management and referral for Ophthalmology services

We are conveniently located close to Calgary’s Downtown core and Macleod Trail, and also offer EVENING and WEEKEND appointments to fit your busy lifestyle.

Eye Exam FAQs

1. Are eye exams covered by insurance?

Many insurance providers will cover all or a portion of the cost of eye exams for each member of your family but it’s important to review your insurance policy to determine if you have coverage for you and everyone listed on your policy.

2. Are eye exams free?

Eye exams for individuals 18 and under, and 65 and over with a valid Alberta Health Care card will have partial coverage from Alberta Health. There may be additional fees that are not covered by Alberta Health depending on the service provided. Those over 65 can expect to incur some out of pocket costs for routine eye examinations.

Eye infections or medically necessary visits for ALL patients are also covered by Alberta Health. Although they do not cover routine eye examinations and contact lens services, many private or employee health insurance benefit plans will pay for all or most of these services. Our office can direct bill most 3rd party insurance plans for your convenience.

3. Can eye exams detect diabetes?

Yes, eye exams can detect undiagnosed diabetes, but are particularly important for those with diabetes in order to monitor for bleeding and other complications that can occur inside the eye.

4. Do eye exams hurt?

No, eye exams do not hurt. Some individuals with additional sensory challenges may find certain aspects of an eye exam uncomfortable and you can mention this when booking your appointment

5. Why are eye exams important?

Eye exams are an important tool in the early detection of eye diseases and maintaining eye health. There are also many systemic diseases that can be detected during a routine eye exam. We recommend that parents bring their baby for their first eye exam at the age of 6 months to rule out serious sight threatening conditions such as congenital cataract and retinoblastoma.