Eye Examinations

Routine eye examinations are no longer covered by the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP). However, some age groups, and those with certain medical conditions, still have full or partial coverage. Here's how it works:

Age Exam Fee MSP Coverage Patient Fee
0 - 18 $58 full $0
(difference between fee & amount MSP pays is waived)
19 - 64 $98 none $98
65 and older $98 partial $52
19 and older with coverage through:
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
$98 partial $52
19 and older with covered ocular or medical condition* $98 partial $52
* Covered ocular or medical conditions include:

...as well as several others. If you have a medical condition and would like to know if you qualify for partial MSP coverage, please ask the staff when you phone to make an appointment, or ask the Doctor at the time of your eye examination.

In addition, many extended health care plans provide coverage for eye examinations.

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Dr Eddy, Dr Kemp and Dr Liang can now direct bill the following insurance companies for your eye examination:
  • Great West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Manulife Financial
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Sunlife Financial
  • Standard Life
Urgent Care

These appointments are partially covered by MSP. In most cases, the fee to the patient is $30.

Refractive Surgery Consultation and Co-Management

Pre-operative examination:  $98

Post-operative examinations:  $70 for each of 5 post-op appointments, scheduled at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after surgery.

Visual Field Testing

If this test is required, it is fully covered by MSP.