British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan (MSP) extends optometric health coverage to children, adults, and seniors. Children and seniors covered by the MSP may be entitled to one full eye examination every year. Having a comprehensive eye exam performed on an annual basis allows your optometrist to track any change or loss in vision, prescribe glasses or contact lenses, as well as look for any signs of ocular disease.
If it’s been a while since your last checkup, we recommend using our website’s convenient Find an Optometrist feature. This will help narrow down your search for an optometrist in Victoria or its neighbouring cities.
Who is Eligible for an Annual Eye Exam Under MSP?
The government of British Columbia provides the residents with vision care benefits through the Medical Services Plan. The benefits covered for different age brackets include:
Do you want to get more details on how your age can impact the MSP coverage? Consult your optometrist.
How Much of My Costs are Covered by MSP?
What is Not Covered by MSP?
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To use MSP-paid services, residents of British Columbia must present a valid health card when requesting medical services. If you have a question on your coverage or other MSP-related question, please choose a contact option.
For the security of your personal health information, you should never share account details, personal health number, MSP account number, address, or other personal information via email. A response will not be sent if your originating email contains information that could compromise your security.
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