Diabetic Eye Exam
If you have Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes you should receive an annual eye health examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss amongst Canadians and a risk factor for other eye conditions such as blurred vision, dry eyes, cataracts and glaucoma. Early detection of diabetic eye disease is vital, as early treatment can help prevent further vision loss.
Diabetic Eye Exam Overview
Cost: Covered under Alberta Health Care*
- Detailed patient history
- Visual acuity
- Eye pressure testing
- Detailed eye health evaluation for diabetes - Dilated retinal exam included, we recommend that patients bring a driver and a dark pair of sunglasses.
Please note: Annual diabetic eye exams do not include a prescription for new eyeglasses or contact lenses. Additional charges may apply. We also recommend that patients receive a complete eye exam every 2 years.
* If you do not have Alberta Health Care standard professional fees apply