British Columbia Health Plan

We are proud to offer fully covered eye exams for your children (18 and under) with a valid BC Care Card. We know the value in proper visual development for your child to meet the demands of learning in and out of school, and so we believe their eye care should come first too!

As a BC senior citizen (aged 65+), you are entitled to annual benefits in optometric services. A portion of your regular eye exam will be partially covered on your behalf through MSP.

We are pleased to assist our patients in obtaining approval from BC Social Services and First Nations Health Authorities along with Canadian Force members for full coverage at your eye exam and further inquiries regarding eyewear purchases.

Routine eye exams for individuals between 19 and 64 years of age are not included as a MSP benefit. Specifically, a refractive change in your eyewear prescription does not satisfy MSP’s medically required criteria for coverage in your exam. Your optometrist will be able to determine if your visit is medically necessary, allowing a portion of the exam fee to be deducted through your BC care card.

Emergency and follow-up ocular health appointments will have an exam fee that can be claimed through your private health coverage.

Direct Billing

We understand the expenses for routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be a real concern, especially for families. Admirals Walk Optometry accepts a number of insurance plans to help cover those costs at the time of your exam or purchase. Prior to your appointment, register yourself on your insurance company’s website. Please bring in your insurance card with the policy and member ID number to apply your benefits towards the exam, eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

We are able to offer direct billing for the following companies:

  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
  • CowanDesjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Group HEALTH
  • Group Source
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group Inc.
  • Manion
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Sun Life Financial

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Admirals Walk Optometry Clinic

106-1505 Admirals Road
Victoria, BC V9A 2P8

(250) 995-0449
(250) 995-2899