Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s health coverage, called Medical Services Insurance Program (MSI), provides coverage for services approved by MSI.

18 and Under

Full coverage for basic eye exams every 2 years. Comprehensive exam testing may be
extra.

19 - 64

Full coverage for a basic eye exam once a year for patients with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, medications that may cause ocular toxicity such as chloroquine, myasthenia gravis and sarcoidosis. Coverage is available for a partial exam for red eyes, severe dry eyes, watery eyes, itchy eyes, eyelid swelling, eye pain, reduced vision, flashes or floaters, foreign bodies, elevated eye pressures, retinal or optic nerve abnormalities, and external eye abnormalities. A second eye exam is allowed for sudden vision loss, globe protrusion, head or eye injury, sudden double vison.

65 and Above

Full coverage for basic eye exams every 2 years. Comprehensive exam testing may be extra.



Ontario

Ontario’s health coverage, called Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) provides full coverage for services approved by OHIP.

9 and Under

Full coverage for basic eye exams yearly and partial exams as needed. Comprehensive
exam testing may be extra.

19 - 64

Full coverage for basic eye exams for patients with diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, corneal disease, strabismus, recurrent uveitis, or optic pathway disease or with a letter from a registered nurse with extended certificate or doctor.

65 and Above

Full coverage for basic eye exams yearly and partial exams as needed. Comprehensive exam testing may be extra.


Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island’s health coverage, PEI Health, provides coverage for services approved by PEI Health.

Any Other Age

Coverage for a partial eye exam for patients with type 1 diabetes yearly and type 2 diabetes every 2 years. Coverage for one partial eye exam for patients with dry or red eyes per day per patient.


Under 18

Full coverage for basic eye exams yearly. Comprehensive exam testing may be extra.

18 - 64

Partial coverage for urgent and emergent eye exams.

65 and Over

Full coverage for basic eye exams yearly. Comprehensive exam testing may be extra.


Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s health coverage, called Saskatchewan Health (SKH), provides full coverage for services approved by SKH. For under 18, full coverage for basic eye exams yearly and partial exams as needed. Comprehensive exam testing may be extra. Continued yearly exams beyond 18 years old for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with a referral from an ophthalmologist. For all ages, full coverage for basic eye exams yearly and partial exams as needed for diabetics. Full coverage for partial eye exams and follow-ups for ocular urgencies and emergencies such as uveitis, conjunctivitis, episcleritis/scleritis, eyelid disorders, keratitis, foreign body, subconjunctival hemorrhage, symptomatic corneal dystrophies, flashes and floaters. Full coverage for post-cataract surgical care (does not include final refractive exam which is billed privately). Coverage for partial exams yearly regarding high-risk medications if accompanied by a referral*

*High-risk medications include hydroxychloroquine & pentosam polysulfate.


Discover the FYidoctors Better Sight. Better Grades. program

FYidoctors is a Canada-wide chain of doctor-led clinics dedicated to providing your patients with the best treatment and care. We know that vision problems in youth can lead to difficulties in school and later on in life.

We’re proud of our Better Sight. Better Grades. program, which ensures that each child in need under the age of 13 is eligible for a free pair of glasses and a free eye exam. Additionally, every $5 from a pair of glasses customers buy for their children goes right back into the program, ensuring every child has what they need to succeed.

Book your eye exam with a FYidoctors clinic near you and speak to us about the BSBG program.