Services that OPT provides in South Edmonton

Allendale Centre South Edmonton


Your south edmonton Eye Health and Eye Care Centre

OPT. offers a wide variety of eye care services to help maintain and achieve your best eye health.

You only have one set of eyes, and you want to protect and keep them for the rest of your life!

Direct Billing Insurance

Alberta Health Care covers annual eye exams for patients under 19 and over 65. If you between the ages of 19 to 64, we can either send you an invoice to submit to your insurance or bill directly to your insurance if possible.

Insurances include:

  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Desjardins
  • First Canadian
  • Great West Life
  • Greenshield
  • Manulife
  • Sunlife

Do you have further questions about billing and insurance coverage?


comprehensive eye health exams

Children 18 and under are covered.

Adult over 65 years of age are covered. 

Both are covered once a year under Alberta Health Care. Annual eye exams for these age groups are crucial because under 18, the eye is still rapidly changing and developing. Over 65, the eye is subject to changes as well and diagnosing something earlier is better than later.

If you are in between those ages, don't let the cost of an eye exam put you off and fall down on your list of priorities. For some, your insurance may cover a comprehensive eye health exam every 2 years. 

Retinal Camera

A photo of the back of your eye is taken with a special retinal camera. These photos are used to document the health of your retina and to monitor any changes in the future when you return!

OCT 3D imaging

Retinal imaging is obtained with our optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine. It is used to further investigate the health of the retina for certain conditions, beyond the scope of a retinal photo.

Ocular tonometry

He huffs and he puffs and he blows your house down.

All jokes aside, this is performed to determine the intraocular pressure (the fluid pressure inside the eye), a test that is important to check for glaucoma. This test involves a machine blowing a puff of air onto your eye. It sounds intimidating, but literally over in less than a second.

Lasik referrals

We are friends with King Lasik across the parking lot.

Flat Rate Pricing

Our prices include both the frames and the lens. What you see is what you get! 

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Dilated eye health exams

Alberta Health Care recognizes the benefit of annual dilated health examinations for those with diabetes of any age and will pay for these visits as well. However, glasses prescription will not be checked at this visit. The optometrist sends a report to your family doctor informing them about the presence or absence of diabetic related problems in the eye.

Dilated eye health exams are also recommended especially for those who have a higher prescription as it makes it easier for the optometrist to see the back of the eye (retina). 

Medical eye problems exam

Alberta Health now also covers Albertans of all ages for visits related to medical eye problems, such as eye infections, trauma, eye diseases, or other medical eye related concerns. 

Examples of such problems include eye trauma, conjunctivitis (pink eye), eye infections, ocular allergies, seeing floaters or flashes of light in your vision, eye pain and so forth.

Relevant testing will be done, however, a full eye health exam is not during this appointment. 

Peripheral Vision Testing

Peripheral vision testing is used to test the side vision. It can be used to test and monitor any blind spots that may otherwise go unnoticed.

Contact lenses

Some days glasses just do not cut it and contact lenses are required. Contact lenses are fitted by our optometrist to ensure the best fit for your lifestyle and most importantly, to make sure the contacts you're wearing  do not cause any harm to the surface of the eye.

OPT. carries several different brands of contact lenses. Ask the optometrist which one is best suited for your eyes and we will find the right fit for you- whether or not you have dry eyes, astigmatism, presbyopia or anything! Dailies and monthlies available, whatever floats your boat.

Also ask us about colored contact lenses!