Your Alberta Health Care Card does more than you think!

All Albertans have access to medical and urgent eye care provided by a Doctor of Optometry

  • This means that, in the case of an eye-related emergency, you can skip the long wait at the ER and be seen by a eye specialist such as an Optometrist on the same day.
  • These services are 100% covered by Alberta Health Care
  • A referral is not required
  • Doctors of Optometry have the proper knowledge and specialized equipment necessary to diagnose and treat visual health issues, or can refer to a specialist if needed

Urgent Care services include

  • Infection, injury or inflammation of the eye and eyelid
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Sudden changes in vision or sudden vision loss
  • Monitoring for diabetes and glaucoma complications
  • Retinal detachment, defects and disease
  • Pre and Post-operative care for cataract patients


Mon Tue Thu Fri 10:30 – 6:30
Sat Sun 10:30 – 5:30