Eye Infections, Conditions & Emergencies Coverage

Alberta Urgent Eye Care Help

Do you live in Alberta and require eye injury treatment or have an eye emergency? Your doctor of optometry is qualified to provide urgent eye care—no referral necessary. To book directly with your local Alberta optometrist, visit the Find an Optometrist page now and enter your postal code. A list of optometrists close to you will be listed.

Alberta Health Coverage For Urgent Eye Care Appointments

Alberta Health coverage is available towards your urgent eye care appointment. Coverage includes: 
• Eye and eyelid inflammation
• Eye injuries
• Foreign objects in the eyes
• Dry eye
• Sudden changes in vision
• Monitoring for diabetes issues, glaucoma and retinal disease
• Post-operative care for cataract patients.

Professional Optometrist Care in Alberta

Doctors of optometry in Alberta have the proper knowledge, tools and equipment necessary to diagnose, treat, prescribe medications, and refer to a specialist, if needed. Your optometrist works with other health care providers to ensure you have the best care possible. The professional eye injury treatment you require is available at your local Alberta optometry clinic. Visit the Find an Optometrist page now to book your appointment.

Important Details For Your Optometrist Appointment

• When booking an appointment, you don’t need a referral.
• Most optometrists keep a few daily appointments available for medically necessary and urgent care.
• If you don’t have an optometrist, we can help. Visit the Find an Optometrist page and enter your postal code. A list of optometrists located close to your location will be listed.
• We recommend you discuss all services and treatments with your optometrist prior to the exam to ensure you understand your coverage and the options available.

Be Eye Cautious All Year Round

No matter what the season, remember to keep your eye health and safety top of mind. Be careful when you’re spring cleaning at home. Keep your eyes protected when playing summer sports. Watch out for flying yard debris in the fall. And in winter, snowballs, tree branches and icicles can cause eye injuries. Please be eye cautious all year round.