Comprehensive listing of British Columbia Optometrists. Verified optometry listings for eye exams, contact lenses, and prescriptions.
Are you looking for a local Optometrist (eye doctor)?
Optometry is a regulated profession — doctors must have specific education and be licensed before they can practise in Canada. An Optician can provide you with new glasses, but you need a licensed Optometrist to test your eyes first.
Note: residents of British Columbia can now get a prescription without seeing an Optometrist, however regular optometrist visits are strongly recommended to assess your eye health, check for disease, and reduce the risk of vision loss.
You may qualify for coverage under provincial health programs. Please have your health insurance information ready and call a local Optometrist to see if you qualify.
Other services commonly provided by Optometrists include:
- Full eye health exams, which may reveal conditions such as presbyopia, myopia, astigmatism, strabismus, glaucoma, and conjunctivitis.
- Refractions to determine your glasses prescription.
- Contact lens dispensing.
- Emergency exams (such as foreign objects in the eye).
- Specialty eye exams for certain professions (such as police, firefighter, etc.).
Optometrists in British Columbia