appointment information

Thank you for booking an eye appointment with Doctors Eyecare Wetaskiwin. We look forward to helping you with your vision and eye care needs.

We have implemented some new health care precautions in our clinic to help control the spread of COVID-19. These include increased disinfection of surfaces and equipment and an increase in the length of appointment times. Please be on time for your appointment. If you are late, your appointment will be rescheduled.

A MASK IS REQUIRED. All patients and staff working with patients with be required to wear a mask. You may bring your own or you may purchase one from us for $2. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the clinic. All toys, magazines and books have been removed, so please bring your own time passing items.

We are limiting the number of people in the clinic at one time. Please attend your appointment by yourself or bring one caretaker only if necessary. Please keep a physical distance of 6 feet (3 metres) between yourself and all other persons when possible.

We will insist on wide-field digital imaging (Optomap) of your retina. It allows us to evaluate the health of the inside of your eye without having to get face-to-face with you. There are many other advantages including: the ability to see more of the inside of your eye without dilating eyedrops, a permanent record of the appearance of the inside of your eye, and the ability to detect subtle changes from visit to visit. The fee for digital imaging is $22 for children, $45 for adults whose basic eye examination is covered by Alberta Health Services or Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), and is included in our comprehensive eye examination fee for adults whose examinations are not covered by the government.

Please rebook your appointment if you are not feeling well, or have a sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath. We are unable to see anyone with a positive test for COVID-19 or anyone who has been in contact with a COVID-19 patient.

We want you to feel welcome and we want to hear all about you, how you are doing and lots of information about your eyes and health conditions. However, we ask that you do not talk during our many close-up testing procedures. This is to protect both yourself and our staff.

As usual, please bring all the glasses that you currently use, your contact lenses if applicable and your medication list.

It is your responsibility to look into your insurance benefits including whether or not you are eligible for coverage and how much coverage you have for examination services, contact lenses and prescription eyeglasses.

Thank you for your patience as we try to navigate our new ‘normal’.

- The Doctors and Staff at Doctors Eyecare Wetaskiwin.

Dr. Bruce P. Johnson*  Dr. A. Lorraine Oliver*  Dr. Jay Whitehead

* - denotes Professional Corporation

 

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Eye Doctor Wetaskiwin

Your doctor recommends an opto map as an integral part of your eye exam today. An optomap provides your doctor with a view of approximately 82% of your retina in a single capture and helps your doctor to evaluate your visual health.

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on you might not even notice any change to your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina.

 

Eye Doctor Wetaskiwin

An opto map retinal image provides:

  • Information on the health of your eyes.
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than can be achieved with other traditional tools.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the opto map images with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your doctor to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.

Getting an opto map is fast, easy, and comfortable.

PLEASE NOTE: Your doctor strongly believes an opto map is an essential part of your comprehensive eye exam. However, some health plans do not cover opto map, which means that you may be responsible for an additional fee.

 

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