fbpx

PEI Expands Primary Eye Care Access Through Optometrists

Health PEI has announced that primary eye care services by optometrists, including screening, diagnosis and treatment, are covered without a referral under the province’s health care system effective August 1, 2015.

In 2014-15 there were 543 emergency department visits for eye-related conditions, many of which could have been treated by an optometrist. The expanded coverage includes the costs associated with screening for diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Jayne Toombs, President of the PEI Association of Optometrists, said, “We are excited to be collaborating with government and other health care professionals to enhance access to eye health services in our province.”

 Source:   http://www.healthpei.ca/index.php3?number=news&newsnumber=10315&dept=&lang=E

Featured Posts

Contact Lens Institute & IACLE Collaborate to Bring Practice and Patient Insights to Contact Lens Educators

The Contact Lens Institute (CLI) and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) announced a collaboration to provide university-level instructors with direct access to CLI-developed research publications and practice tools.

Learn More

CORE Publication Helps ECPs Prepare for a New Wave of Dry Eye Disease Medications

Recently Approved and Promising Pharmacological Treatments Spotlighted in Contact Lens Update Issue 77

Read more
The Vision Council logo

New Research Reveals More than One-Third of Eyewear Users Neglect Proper Care

The Vision Council’s Latest Insights Research Report Finds Opportunities to Improve Consumer’s Eyewear Maintenance Habits

Read more

CooperVision Celebrates Earth Day 2024

Thousands of CooperVision employees worldwide are dedicated to improving the way people see each day—and that includes making a positive impact on our planet.

Read more

Ray-Ban and Lenny Kravitz Celebrate the Past, Break Boundaries in the Present Creating a Disruptive Future

Ray-Ban teams up with renowned musician and style icon Lenny Kravitz for the latest Ray-Ban Reverse collection.

Read more

Contact Lens Institute & IACLE Collaborate to Bring Practice and Patient Insights to Contact Lens Educators

The Contact Lens Institute (CLI) and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) announced a collaboration to provide university-level instructors with direct access to CLI-developed research publications and practice tools.

Learn More

CORE Publication Helps ECPs Prepare for a New Wave of Dry Eye Disease Medications

Recently Approved and Promising Pharmacological Treatments Spotlighted in Contact Lens Update Issue 77

Read More
The Vision Council logo

New Research Reveals More than One-Third of Eyewear Users Neglect Proper Care

The Vision Council’s Latest Insights Research Report Finds Opportunities to Improve Consumer’s Eyewear Maintenance Habits

Read More

CooperVision Celebrates Earth Day 2024

Thousands of CooperVision employees worldwide are dedicated to improving the way people see each day—and that includes making a positive impact on our planet.

Read More

Ray-Ban and Lenny Kravitz Celebrate the Past, Break Boundaries in the Present Creating a Disruptive Future

Ray-Ban teams up with renowned musician and style icon Lenny Kravitz for the latest Ray-Ban Reverse collection.

Read More

Contact Lens Institute & IACLE Collaborate to Bring Practice and Patient Insights to Contact Lens Educators

The Contact Lens Institute (CLI) and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) announced a collaboration to provide university-level instructors with direct access to CLI-developed research publications and practice tools.

Learn More

CORE Publication Helps ECPs Prepare for a New Wave of Dry Eye Disease Medications

Recently Approved and Promising Pharmacological Treatments Spotlighted in Contact Lens Update Issue 77

Read more
The Vision Council logo

New Research Reveals More than One-Third of Eyewear Users Neglect Proper Care

The Vision Council’s Latest Insights Research Report Finds Opportunities to Improve Consumer’s Eyewear Maintenance Habits

Read more

CooperVision Celebrates Earth Day 2024

Thousands of CooperVision employees worldwide are dedicated to improving the way people see each day—and that includes making a positive impact on our planet.

Read more

Ray-Ban and Lenny Kravitz Celebrate the Past, Break Boundaries in the Present Creating a Disruptive Future

Ray-Ban teams up with renowned musician and style icon Lenny Kravitz for the latest Ray-Ban Reverse collection.

Read more

Contact Lens Institute & IACLE Collaborate to Bring Practice and Patient Insights to Contact Lens Educators

The Contact Lens Institute (CLI) and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) announced a collaboration to provide university-level instructors with direct access to CLI-developed research publications and practice tools.

Learn More

CORE Publication Helps ECPs Prepare for a New Wave of Dry Eye Disease Medications

Recently Approved and Promising Pharmacological Treatments Spotlighted in Contact Lens Update Issue 77

Read more
The Vision Council logo

New Research Reveals More than One-Third of Eyewear Users Neglect Proper Care

The Vision Council’s Latest Insights Research Report Finds Opportunities to Improve Consumer’s Eyewear Maintenance Habits

Read more

CooperVision Celebrates Earth Day 2024

Thousands of CooperVision employees worldwide are dedicated to improving the way people see each day—and that includes making a positive impact on our planet.

Read more

Ray-Ban and Lenny Kravitz Celebrate the Past, Break Boundaries in the Present Creating a Disruptive Future

Ray-Ban teams up with renowned musician and style icon Lenny Kravitz for the latest Ray-Ban Reverse collection.

Read more