If you are under 19 years of age, your eye exam fee is fully covered under your BC CareCard. For patients 65 years and older, a portion of your eye exam fee will be covered by your BC CareCard. For patients between the ages of 19-64, your eye exam is usually not covered by your BC CareCard, with the exception of patients who have specific eye diseases or health problems. Ocular emergencies have a $25 co-pay with a BC CardCard (co-pay is waived for patients who have had an eye exam at our clinic in the last year).
If this is your first visit to our clinic, please bring your BC CareCard. You may also need to bring a pair of sunglasses and make arrangements for someone to drive you home in case the dilation drops (used to check the health of your eyes) cause you to be more light sensitive and blurry than usual. Don’t worry if you forget your sunglasses, we have temporary ones that will help you get where you need to go after your appointment.
For your convenience, we can directly bill most extended health care providers such as Great West Life, Sunlife, Green Shield, Pacific Blue Cross, etc.. (some exceptions apply). You will need to bring your extended health care card that will have your policy and member ID information. If you plan to submit for reimbursment yourself, please bring any additional paperwork that your extended health care provider requires and we will be happy to help you fill it out.
We are a multi-lingual clinic and can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French.
There is free parking along Maple Street and Laburnum Street east of our clinic. In addition, there are 1 and 2 hour parking on East Boulevard near the Kerrisdale Arena. Paid street parking is available along 41st Avenue.