Eye Diseases and Treatments Covered by Alberta Health Care

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Eye diseases are very common, and most often than not people tend to ignore it thinking it’s a minor infection that will heal eventually. The actual reason for people to ignore eye infections and diseases is their lack of knowledge about the health care coverage for eye diseases and treatments. So, here are some common eye problems and treatments that are covered by the Alberta Health Care.

For Age Group 0-18 Years

The Alberta Health Care for the age group of 0 to 18 years covers one complete eye exam for a year along with any treatment or additional exams that may be required based on the medical condition. For this age group, Alberta Health Care also covers the treatment of eye infections and injuries, entry of foreign objects in the eyes and sudden vision changes.

For Age Group 19-64 Years

The Alberta Health Care does not provide coverage for an eye exam for this age group. However, almost all the residents of Alberta in this age group do have eye exams covered either by their employer insurance or medical plans. Alberta Health Care does cover treatments such as eye infections and injuries, entry of foreign objects in the eyes, sudden vision changes, glaucoma, retinal disease and post-operative care for cataract.

For Age Group 65+ Years

For the age group of 65 years and above, the Alberta Health Care covers one comprehensive eye exam for a year. For this age group, additional exams such as glaucoma test, diabetes, and cataract tests are also covered as per medical needs. Apart from the exams, the Alberta Health Care also covers treatments and monitoring of diabetes, glaucoma and retinal diseases.

Also, under the Alberta Health Care, every optometrist needs to keep a few daily appointments available for urgent eye care cases. These appointments are covered by Alberta Health Care. All you need to do is talk to your optometrist at the optical clinic in Edmonton and figure out which emergencies fall into this category.

Now that you are aware of the health care coverage for eye exams, utilize this knowledge for your benefit and visit your nearest optical clinic in Edmonton to get your eyes tested. Always keep in mind that getting regular eye checkups done is essential to keep your eyes healthy.