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At Lucent Family Eye Care we believe in convenience to our patients by helping you check your extended health coverage and billing them directly on your behalf. If you know that you have extended coverage through one of the following plans, please bring the necessary information at your next visit and we will gladly assist you with everything.
 
In most cases we are able to directly bill the following insurance plans on your behalf:

  • Chambers of Commerce logo (BC)
  • Cowan Insurance Group Logo
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • Desjardins Logo
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Great West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • IA Financial Group Logo
  • Johnson
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • NEXTGEN Healthcare
  • Standard Life
  • Sun Life Financial
  • the co-operators

MSP Coverage (BC Care Card)

  • Children under 19 years of age – covered annually
  • Seniors 65 and older – covered annually
  • Adults 19-64 years of age with medically required eye examinations* – covered every 6 months to 1 year depending on the condition (ie. Diabetics are covered every 6 months for an eye exam)

Ministry of Social Assistance (MHR, CU&C)

  • BC residents with coverage under the Ministry of Social Assistance are eligible for an eye exam and basic prescription eye wear every 24 months at our office.
  • Call or visit us with your BC Care Card information to confirm coverage.

Healthy Kids Program (Low income families)

  • Children in middle to low income families with MSP premium assistance are eligible for a specific amount for prescription eyewear annually at our office.
  • Dependent children under 19 years of age in families with premium assistance are automatically registered with the Healthy Kids Program.
  • Call or visit us with your child’s BC Care Card information to confirm coverage.

3rd Party Extended Health (Great West Life, Green Shield, Blue Cross, Sunlife, Standard Life, Manulife, Empirelife, Equitable Life, etc)

  • Employees with Great West Life, Sunlife, Standard Life, Green Shield, Blue Cross, SSQ, Desjardins, Equitable Life, Manulife, Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Alliance, Maximum Benefit, Cowan, and Johnson vision plans are eligible for direct online billing at our office.
  • Employees with other vision plans can bring in their forms and we will assist in filling them out and sending them in for you if you prefer.
  • Bring in your extended health card at your next visit.

First Nations Status (First Nations Health Authority)

  • First Nations residents are eligible for an eye exam and prescription eye wear every 24 months at our office.
  • Bring in your status card information at your next visit.

DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs)

  • Veterans are eligible for an eye exam every 12 months and prescription eye wear every 24 months at our office.
  • Bring in your veterans affairs card at your next visit.

RCMP

  • Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are eligible for an eye exam and prescription eye wear every 24 months at our office.
  • Bring in your RCMP card at your next visit.

National Defense/Canadian Forces

  • Members of the Canadian Forces are eligible for an eye exam and prescription eye wear every 24 months at our office.
  • Bring in your information card at your next visit to confirm coverage.

Foster Children

  • Children in a foster family are eligible for an eye exam and prescription eye wear every 24 months at our office.
  • Bring in your information card at your next visit to confirm coverage.

EYE SEE ... EYE LEARN Program by the British Columbia Association of Optometrists

  • Children in a Burnaby or Coquitlam kindergarten class currently who are eligible for this program will be given a 'Parent Letter' that will act as a voucher for a free eye exam (billed to MSP only) and a free pair of glasses. These letters are supplied by the schools and parents are to bring this in during the child's eye exam.
  • If your child already has a prescription done recently by a BCAO Doctor of Optometry or Ophthalmologist, you may also bring that prescription for a free pair of glasses accompanied with the 'Parent Letter'.
  • Prescriptions done by a non-BCAO Doctor of Optometry will not be eligible.
  • This is a new program in BC but you can find out a little more information by calling us or visiting Ontario's program website (http://www.eyeseeeyelearn.ca) or youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCIyCc2HCpI)