Eye examination fees vary by age group and type of diagnostic testing required. Our staff will be happy to provide more detailed information, based upon your needs. We strive to make our comprehensive, professional eye care accessible to all of our patients.
BC Medical Services Plan Coverage for eye examinations. BC Seniors who are 65 or more years of age have partial coverage for most eye examinations through the BC Medical Services Plan (BC MSP). In most cases, children through age 18 have full coverage for preventive eye examinations through BC MSP. Regardless of age, almost all residents of BC are eligible for partial BC MSP coverage if an eye or general health problem is detected during the examination, but this cannot be confirmed prior to assessment. Unfortunately, BC MSP does not cover preventive eye care for most adults 19-64 years of age.
Patients are required to pay, on the day of service, for any portion of their examination fees which are not covered by BC MSP, unless other arrangements have been approved. We will bill BC MSP directly for any services for which you are eligible, if you have a current BC Health Care Card. We are also able to bill directly for some examinations covered by Federal Government Programs. If you have private health insurance, we cannot bill directly at this time, but will provide you with receipt of your payment to us so that you can apply for reimbursement according to your coverage.
We welcome individuals with BC Social Services coverage to schedule appointments. We will assist you in obtaining approval for coverage of your eye examination and/or eyewear.