Ocular health is the examination and assessment of all of the structures in and around the eyes to determine overall health and diagnose eye disease. Ocular health is thoroughly assessed at every full eye exam at our clinic.
2. Why should I have my ocular health checked?
Ocular health is examined to screen for potential eye diseases such as:
a. Glaucoma b. Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) c. Cataracts d. Diabetes e. Infections f. Allergies
Many eye diseases can occur without symptoms so it is important to have routine examinations.
3. Who is covered for eye exams?
Children <19 Years: All Exams[ 1 ] Covered by Alberta Health Care
Seniors >65: All Exams[ 1 ] Covered by Alberta Health Care
Routine Exams: Private Pay
Medically Necessary Exams[1,2]: Covered by Alberta Health Care
1 - Some exceptions include: OCT imaging. This unit is covered by AHC. Photos are also included under AHC rules.
2 - Medically necessary as defined by negotiations between the AAO and Alberta Health and Wellness.