Cowichan Eyecare is now offering Tele-optometry to our patients while we are experiencing closures due to COVID-19. This is a safe way to receive eye care while practicing social distancing and avoiding walk-in clinics or hospital emergency rooms.
Tele-medicine is the practice of caring for patients remotely when the Doctor and the patient are not physically present with each other.
Tele-optometry does not replace your regular eye exam. It is used for multiple patient issues, such as:
- Eye infection
- Eye problem
- Medication refill
- Or other health related eye concerns
The government of BC has recently recognized the need for tele-optometry and has partially funded these services through MSP (Medical Services Plan of BC). Other conditions such as loss of vision, double vision and refractive errors still require in-person comprehensive ocular assessments.
There is a $25.00 fee for Tele-Optometry appointments.