The Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) covers several eye care services, such as routine eye exams and medically necessary procedures as determined by your eye care provider. For citizens under age 19 and 65 or older, AHCIP provides coverage for eye exams which are necessary if caused by an illness or physical trauma.
Seniors with low income may be eligible for additional coverage of up to $230 in a 3-year period, specifically for prescription glasses. Eye surgery and medications are not covered, but special exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis by submitting a claim.
Our Clinic in Edmonton Accepts The Following:
Vision Plans We Accept
- iA Financial Group
- Johnston Group
- Chamber Of Commerce
- Cowan Insurance Group
- First Canadian
- Group Health Benefit Solutions
Medical Plans We Accept
- Great West Life
- Green Shield Canada
- Local Iron Workers
- Sun Life Financial
- Group Source
- Union Benefits
- Blue Cross Alberta
Our Edmonton Eye Care Staff Is Here To Help You With Your Insurance
If you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.
The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.
A vision insurance policy is not the same as medical insurance. Regular medical health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.