Our optometrists diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders that affect your vision, eyes, and related structures. An eye exam is not only for an optical prescription but identifies general health conditions that can be found within your eye exam, like diabetes or glaucoma. Children as young as 6 months can have an eye exam, and are covered with Alberta Health Care for annual exams until they turn the age of 19. Seniors 65 and over are also covered by AHC for annual eye exams. Any medical issues or emergencies are also covered by AHC and can usually be seen same day. Most eye conditions are not systematic and require an eye exam to diagnose them.

What is the Difference Between Optometrists and Opticians?

Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. They are licensed to practice optometry, which primarily involves performing eye exams and vision tests, prescribing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases.

Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual correction.

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In light of the pandemic situation currently affecting Canada, we wish to advise you that our stores can only offer urgent care services at this time.

We are committed to your vision and your health, so we would like to advise you that we are available, by appointment only, if you have an eye care emergency please contact using our contact form or calling 780-476-7631.

In the event of an ocular emergency, breakage of your glasses or loss of contact lenses, please call and leave us a detailed message with your name and contact information. Messages will be checked every 48 hrs. We will then contact you to evaluate the situation and make an appointment if necessary.

If you are expecting the delivery of your purchase of glasses or contact lenses, we will contact you as soon as we receive them in order to evaluate the best delivery option for you.

If you have an eye emergency but have travelled in the last 14 days or if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and breathing difficulties, or if you have been in contact with someone at risk, you should contact Health Link 811. Our phones and office will be open for emergencies only from 12pm - 3pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as of March 20th, to leave a message press *221

We wish you continued good health and thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

In light of the pandemic situation currently affecting Canada, we wish to advise you that our stores can only offer urgent care services at this time.

We are committed to your vision and your health, so we would like to advise you that we are available, by appointment only, if you have an eye care emergency please contact using our contact form or calling 780-476-7631.

In the event of an ocular emergency, breakage of your glasses or loss of contact lenses, please call and leave us a detailed message with your name and contact information. Messages will be checked every 48 hrs. We will then contact you to evaluate the situation and make an appointment if necessary.

If you are expecting the delivery of your purchase of glasses or contact lenses, we will contact you as soon as we receive them in order to evaluate the best delivery option for you.

If you have an eye emergency but have travelled in the last 14 days or if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough and breathing difficulties, or if you have been in contact with someone at risk, you should contact Health Link 811. Our phones and office will be open for emergencies only from 12pm - 3pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as of March 20th, to leave a message press *221

We wish you continued good health and thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you soon!