Frequently Asked Healthcare Coverage, Prices, Financing Questions

Below are many of the most commonly asked questions surroundingAlberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIS) coverage, prices, and financing of eye exams, treatment, and surgery offered at the Mitchell Eye Centre.

If you are unable to find an answer to your questions, please give us a call at 403-258-1773 and one of our staff will be happy to assist you.

Does Alberta Healthcare cover the cost of eye exams?

Alberta Healthcare will cover the cost of an eye exam if it is medically necessary or your vision is at risk. Alternatively, if you are under the age of 18 or over the age of 65 you should have coverage. For those visiting from outside of Canada, the price is $250 including the costs for any additional testing.

Does Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan cover the cost of eye surgery?

Your Alberta Healthcare will cover the cost of corrective eye surgery if it’s medically necessary.

How can I check if Alberta Healthcare covers the cost of my eye surgery?

You can check online at the Alberta Health and Wellness website for the Government of Alberta or feel free to ask your eye doctor here at the Mitchell Eye Centre.

What financing options are available?

We do not offer financing.

How much do eye exams cost?

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan will cover the cost of an eye exam if it is medically necessary or your vision is at risk. In all other instances, an eye exam only costs $120 for Canadians plus the cost of any additional tests. For those visiting from outside of Canada, the price is $250 including the costs of any additional testing.

How much does cataract surgery with Enhanced Lens implants cost?

Artisan / Verisye / Artiflex – $4990 per eye

Multifocal – $2990 per eye

Toric – $1590 per eye

How much does laser eye surgery cost?

Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) / Advanced PRK is $1900 per eye and includes 18 months of follow up care with free enhancements if needed.

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