We are qualified to do comprehensive eye examinations. Most of our work involves deriving an appropriate spectacle prescription. We also check for cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other eye diseases. Our method is based on analysing a patient's case history, their concerns and observations, and our own measurements and observations. We conclude the eye exam with a diagnosis and plan.
We have the largest frame selection in the Comox Valley. Our eyeglass frame selection is constantly being refreshed, with new models and changes occurring regularly. Some of our more well-known lines are Silhouette, Fysh, Kliik, Flexon, Dolce and Gabbana, Guess, Gucci, Valentino, Adidas, and Calvin Klein. We also carry some lesser-known brands such as Humphrey. Chloe, OGA, Joop!, and Glacee.
We may be able to bill directly to your insurance company for your eye examination and eyewear. Our most common insurers are Sunlife, Great West Life, Green Shield, and Manulife.
Pacific Blue Cross only administers coverage for examinations and spectacles for those on government disability and social assistance. Members of the Canadian Forces are eligible for eye examinations at our office, and we submit claims through Blue Cross (a requisition is required from CFB Comox Health Services).
We also take care of claims for the Department of Indian affairs, the RCMP, and Veterans affairs.
We have an enormous selection of lenses available for our frames. We use the latest progressive lens designs from Essilor and Hoya, as well as Nikon and others. Maui Jim is famous for their sunglasses and we can custom order those lenses in prescription. We also have an incredible stock of single-vision lenses ready to go! Which means we can do many prescriptions within an hour.
We are qualified experts in contact lenses, and we keep plenty of contact lenses in stock at our 5th street location. We fit many types of soft disposable lenses (for farsightedness, astigmatism, nearsightedness, and presbyopia) and rigid gas permeable lenses. We also use specialty contact lenses for problems like keratoconus. AND we have lenses to change the colour of your eye!