Insurance, Prices, & Payment Information in Calgary

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Insurance and Payment Information

Our practice accepts multiple insurance plans and providers. Contact us if you have questions about our services or which insurance plans we accept. We’re here to make your eye care comfortable.

Here are some of the insurance providers and vision plans we accept:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Greenshield
  • Canada Life
  • Desjardins
  • Manulife
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Manion
  • GroupHEALTH
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Cowan
  • GroupSource
  • Telus AdjudiCare
  • Sun Life
  • Claim Secure
  • Johnston Group Inc.
  • And many more…

If you don’t see your provider listed, contact us for more information. Also, ask us about Eye See…Eye Learn for children and the Eyesafe program for safety eyewear.

Our Prices

Basic Eye Exam

A basic eye exam costs $119.

Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive 200° Optomap eye exam is $157.
A comprehensive dilation eye exam costs $157.

What’s the Difference: Dilation or Optomap?

In most cases, the 200° Optomap eye exam is offered in place of dilation. Unlike a dilation eye exam, Optomap imaging does not have any side effects, such as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stinging after eye drops
  • Difficulty focusing on close objects

Both exams allow your doctor to get a view of the back of the eye. Imaging technology provides details needed to diagnose your eye health. Without either Optomap imaging or dilation, many of those details would be invisible or too deep to detect.

Ocular pathology (eye disease) often starts small but can threaten vision and cause long-term health effects. Those small beginnings could otherwise be missed without either a dilated fundus examination or the noninvasive Optomap screening technology.

Dr. Bishop insists that his own family and friends have this exam done to ensure nothing is missed. Even minor problems can have significant outcomes if not correctly diagnosed and treated.

Contact Lens Exams

If you are a contact lens wearer or are interested in contact lenses, choose any one of the 3 exams:

  • Basic eye exam
  • Dilation eye exam
  • Optomap eye exam

Alberta Health Care Eye Exam

Alberta Health Care will cover your basic eye exam if you’re under 19 or over 65 years old. Additionally, Albertans are entitled to medically necessary optometry visits under Alberta Health Care.

Alberta Health Care also covers a routine Dilation Exam on a separate day, an exam that should be completed every 3 years before the age of 19 and every year after the age of 65. 

Completing retinal imaging at each eye exam is strongly recommended to detect changes in your ocular health. The details are crucial in diagnosing eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, or retinal problems

Retinal Imaging Prices

A retinal imaging photo that covers 45° is $15.

An Optomap 200° photo is $39.

Contact Our Eye Care Team

Protecting your vision shouldn’t be a headache. Call us today if you have questions about our prices, accepted insurance plans, or services. We’re here to help you see eye care clearly. 

Book an appointment to learn more about your eye health and how we can help.

Our Locations

You deserve the highest standard of eye care. Our 4 locations make it easy for you to receive quality eye care, no matter where you live.

Willow Park Village

  • 412 – 10816 Macleod Trail SE
  • Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

Legacy Township

  • 230 – 200 Hartell Way SE
  • Calgary, AB T2X 4S9

Beacon Hill

  • 610 – 11877 Sarcee Trail NW
  • Calgary, AB T3R 1W5

Northgate Village

  • 103 – 495 36 St NE
  • Calgary, AB T2A 6K3

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Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]

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Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]

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An eye doctor looking at an optos retinal image on a monitor screen.

Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]

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Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]

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