Does Alberta Health cover prescription glasses?

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Alberta Health cover prescription glasses?

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.

Certain optometry services are covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP), such as eye exams for children under 18 and seniors over 65, along with full coverage for some specific medical conditions. Optometrists cannot charge for AHCIP-covered services, but additional costs may apply at the time of treatment. For those aged 19-65, full coverage is available for medically necessary eye exams resulting from trauma, medical conditions, or illness. Seniors with low to moderate incomes may also be eligible for some benefits through the Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors Program.

Does Alberta Health cover prescription glasses?

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West Edmonton Vision Clinic

Visit our vision clinic in central West Edmonton for comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, and more. LL Eyecare Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality optometric services and products to our patients. Our team of experienced optometrists is here to help you with all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today!

Clinic Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-5:00
Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-2:00
Closed Sunday / Holidays