Eye Care Services
A visit to the optometrist or eye doctor is recommended once every two years to maintain and monitor healthy eyes. In Nova Scotia, bi-annual vision analysis coverage is available for children up to their tenth birthday. It is also available for persons over the age of 65.
Approximate costs for routine eye exams in Nova Scotia are $62.00 for an adult and $57.00 for a child over age 10. If the patient is a contact lens wearer, the cost is approximately $72.00, as a more extensive examination is required. These costs do not include additional procedures or the cost of corrective lenses (eyeglasses or contact lenses) that may be required upon examination.
Finding an optometrist is usually easier than finding a doctor. They are usually more willing to take on new patients because they only see patients every two years. Some even advertise that they are accepting new patients. Optometrists are listed in the phone directory or yellow pages under Optometrists.
Optometric associations can be helpful when searching for a qualified optometrist. To find an optometric association in your area, check Community Profiles.