In 2007 Alberta Health Care began covering eye health examinations for patients of all ages. Any eye health concern including, but not limited to: red eyes, eye infections, sore or itchy eyes, allergies, minor ocular injuries, retinal health exams for: diabetes, hypertension, flashes & floaters, medication toxicity monitoring for many systemic diseases. A referral from a physician is NOT required for these visits. Our staff will make every effort to schedule an appointment in a timely fashion for you if your problem is urgent. It is important to note that Medically Necessary exams are eye health focused and do not result in prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses.