Medically Necessary / Emergency Eye Examinations

We provide medically necessary or emergency eye examinations for all ages. These appointments are covered by Alberta Health Care and can usually be seen same day, or within a reasonable time frame, depending on the triaged need. You can avoid long wait times at the emergency room or walk-in clinic if you give us a call first. Please call our office for the best recommendations.

Medically necessary or emergency eye examinations include:

  • Red and / or sore eyes (infections, inflammation, allergies, styes)
  • Ocular foreign body (metallic or other)
  • Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes
  • Flashing lights and / or recent onset floaters
  • Recent onset double vision
  • Ocular injuries, trauma, chemical burns

Due to our specialized training and equipment, Doctors of Optometry are the best professional to diagnose and treat your eye emergency.

Medically necessary eye examinations also cover certain eye health conditions, like:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes

Often these medically necessary examinations require dilation.

If our office is not open, please consider calling 811 (Alberta Health Link) for Health Advice, or proceed to your nearest walk-in clinic or emergency room.

Royal Alexandra Hospital has the only specialty eye clinic on-site in the Edmonton area.