Does my BC Care Card cover the exam fee?

At our clinic, MSP fully covers the exam fee for patients under age 19 years old and 65 years and older. For ages 19-64, your exam fee will be partially covered if you have certain eye diseases or health conditions (ex. diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.). Eye emergencies/injuries are generally covered by MSP.

Does my extended health care cover the exam fee?

We direct bill most extended health care insurances. It is advised to check your coverage before your appointment. Please bring your extended health care card with information on the policy number and member ID to your appointment.

Which languages do the doctors speak?

All doctors and staff members speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

At what age should my child start getting an eye exam?

Optometrists recommend children getting an eye exam at 6 months of age to ensure their eye health and vision is developing properly.

Do I need a referral to see an optometrist?

No, referrals are not necessary. A routine eye exam should be part of everyone aged 6 months and older to ensure your eyes are healthy.

Can I walk in without an appointment?

With two doctors working on most days of the week, we try our best to accommodate walk-in patients. However, appointments are preferred. If the doctors’ schedules are full, you may have to wait until a time is available or you will be rescheduled for another day.

Will I get my contact lens prescription after my eye exam?

A comprehensive eye exam does not include a contact lens exam. You will be required to perform a contact lens fitting and a separate fee is usually charged for this service. Alternatively, you can bring your glasses prescription to an optical store with a licensed contact lens fitter to get your contact lenses. 

How do I get to your clinic?

If you drive, please park your car at the P4 level. We share the parking lot with Aberdeen Centre. At P4 level, walk through the “ABERDEEN SQUARE” entrance. Our clinic is directly next to the parking lot entrance on the 3rd floor.

If you take transit, our clinic is on the same platform as the Aberdeen Station Canada Line on the 3rd floor.