Eye Effects in Calgary & Didsbury

Insurance & Payment Information in Calgary & Didsbury

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Comfortable Eyes; Convenient Billing

Seeing should be easy—and seeing your eye doctor should be, too.

We keep things simple at Eye Effects by accommodating numerous payment and insurance options. Whether you’re on private insurance or the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP), we’ll make paying for your eye care quick and straightforward.

Do I Need Private Coverage for My Eye Exam?

The following organizations may cover some or all of your eye care:

Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)

AHCIP will cover the following services for children under 19 and adults over 65 once every benefit year (July 1st to June 30th):

  • One complete eye exam
  • One partial exam
  • One diagnostic procedure

Full coverage is also available for people between 19 and 65 whose procedures are medically necessary as the result of illness, trauma, or medical conditions. Such procedures include:

You will not be charged for services covered by AHCIP. But you are responsible for any additional costs associated with your treatment. Moderate-to-low income seniors who qualify can also receive financial support through the Dental and Optical Assistance Seniors Program.

Indigenous Services Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits Program provides qualifying individuals with coverage for the following services:

  • Eye exams (including general exams, single tests, and follow-up appointments)
  • Corrective eyewear prescribed by a licensed vision care professional
  • Lens replacement and eyeglass repairs

Where to find us

Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Please note Eye Effects is closed on all all Statutory Holidays.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM8 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza behind Red Apple and West Trail Auto Service

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Please note Eye Effects is closed on all all Statutory Holidays.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM8 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM8 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza behind Red Apple and West Trail Auto Service

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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