As a patient of MVO, you know we are committed to protecting your eyesight – our Number One goal. We recently became certified as a Care1© Integrated Clinic – read on to see how this will benefit you.
The field of medical eye care is expanding rapidly with new technologies and research to help find eye disease sooner as well as treat more effectively. We have always maintained close working relationships with ophthalmologists (medical doctors trained in eye surgery and other advanced disease treatment) and strongly feel that eye disease should be managed in a team environment. To this end we have partnered with Care1© Telemedicine to provide an increased level of collaborative care.
How does it work?
Cost to you for this additional level of care: Zero! As in any optometrist’s office we can bill Alberta Health for many of the special tests that are needed, in some cases coverage is not available for additional tests within a benefit period. In this case you will be informed in advance.
Our patients who have already benefitted from Care1© are delighted at the high level of care they are receiving. As we are able to handle even advanced cases within our offices they are also very pleased that no in-person specialist referral is necessary!*
We are proud to be one of the few Care1© Integrated Clinics in the Calgary area, and look forward to continued industry-leading levels of eye care at MVO.
* While a large percentage of our patients are benefiting from Care1©, not all risk factors/disease can be managed through telemedicine.