Eye Glasses FAQs

It is recommended to remove your contact lenses before your eye exam to ensure accurate results.

Our clinic offers a wide range of glasses and contact lenses that can be customized to meet your individual vision needs.

Yes, optometrists in Edmonton, like in many other places, typically provide prescription glasses and contact lenses. After conducting a comprehensive eye examination, if the optometrist determines that you need corrective lenses, they will provide you with a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Many optometry clinics ,as us at Louie Eyecare Centre, also have an optical dispensary on-site where you can choose from a selection of eyeglass frames and lenses, and they can help you in ordering contact lenses as well. Some optometrists may also offer fittings for contact lenses, which involves measuring the eye’s surface to ensure a proper fit and educating you on the proper care and handling of contact lenses. If the optometrist’s office does not have an optical dispensary, they will still provide you with a prescription, which you can take to any eyewear retailer to purchase glasses or contact lenses.

No, Alberta Health does not cover prescription glasses. However, medically required eye exams performed by an optometrist are covered by Alberta Health. There are some social assistance programs that may cover prescription glasses, like Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) or Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). Contact us to find out if you’re covered.

Louie Eyecare Centre offers a variety of affordable options to help you see clearly. We also have a wide range of frames and lenses for you to choose from, so you can find the perfect pair of glasses to suit your needs.

The average price for a pair of single vision glasses in Alberta is around $300. However, this price can vary depending on the type of glasses you need and the type of lens you choose. If you need modifications, like bifocals, blue light filters, or progressive lenses, the price will be higher. Louie Eyecare Centre offers a wide variety of glasses to choose from to fit your needs and budget. Whether you need prescription glasses or just a new pair of sunglasses, we have something for everyone.