InSightful Visions
InSightful Visions

Our Services

Focused on exceptional service

Focused in Eye Care

Our highly trained Doctors of Optometry have spent many years training to achieve their credentials and have continued to devote themselves to exceeding their mandatory continuing education requirements.
  • Routine Eye Health and Comprehensive Vision Examinations
  • Contact Lens Evaluations/Recommendations
  • Depth Perception, Colour Vision, Binocular Vision, Contrast Sensitivity
  • Digital Imaging of the External, Surface and Internal Structures of the Eye
  • Detection, Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease, including Cataracts, Diabetes, Glaucoma,
  • Macular Degeneration and Low Vision
  • Eye Infection, Inflammation, Dry Eye Syndrome and Other Related Treatments
  • Laser Refractive Surgery Consultation, Referral and Pre- & Post-Operative Care
  • Pre- & Post-Operative Care for Cataract, Laser and Anterior Segment Surgery
  • On-site Co-management and Referral for Ophthalmology Services
  • Occupational Vision Plans OVP - Industrial Safety Eyewear

Focused in Eye Wear

Our Opticians are highly trained and skilled in the art of eyeglass frame fitting as well as in the science of lens manufacturing. Historical in exceeding the required continuing education requirements, they are committed to keeping up to date with the continual technical changes in lens designs and frame styles.
  • On Site Spectacle Finishing Lab, with one hour service
  • Customized Spectacle Lens and Frame Modifications
  • Premium Quality Lens Designs, Materials and Coatings
  • Exclusive licensed agreements with Brand Name Frame Collections, with limited editions offered on each frame model
  • Extensive Selection of Sunglasses for Every Age
  • Ready Readers, Sports and Motorcycle Wear, Swim Goggles
  • A Wide Selection of Optical Accessories
  • Contact Lens Fitting Including Follow Up Care
  • Low Vision Assessments with a Large Selection of Magnifiers

Our Fees, Programs & Insurance Billing

Information for the Client for Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Please plan to spend 1 ˝  hours with us for your appointment
  • A technician will collect your medical and family history so please bring a list of all your medications/supplements, MDs name, current spectacles and sunglasses and a list of any questions you may have
  • Your exam will entail a Dilated Fundus Exam, you will have drops put into your eyes to dilate your pupils.Have you had this experience before? If it is the first time, we suggest that a driver may wish to attend with you, as your vision will be blurred and you will be light sensitive after the examination for about 2 - 4 hours
  • Upon dilation following the first part of your exam you will have a short scan visual fields test to scan and detect any unnoticed visual field loss.
  • Upon completion of this test, once you are fully dilated a RHA retinal health assessment will be done which images the layers of the retinal pigment for the earliest detection of Macular Degeneration and permanent imagery of the optic nerve head for Glaucoma screening and the Vascular system will be completed
  • During the final faze of the Comprehensive Exam the Doctor will review these results with you and recommend further testing, referral and follow up protocol if needed
  • We will call and confirm your appointment the day before your appointment
  • A 24 hour notice of cancellation is appreciated if you have to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Please give us as much notice as possible as there is a waiting list.

Information for the Client for Routine Eye Examinations
  • Please plan to spend 1 1/2 hour with us for your appointment
  • A technician will collect your medical and family history so please bring a list of all your medications/supplements, MDs name, current spectacles and sunglasses and a list of any questions you may have
  • Your exam will entail a Dilated Fundus Exam, you will have drops put into your eyes to dilate your pupils.Have you had this experience before? If it is the first time, we suggest that a driver may wish to attend with you, as your vision will be blurred and you will be light sensitive after the examination for about 2 - 4 hours
  • We will call and confirm your appointment the day before your appointment
  • A 24 hour notice of cancellation is appreciated if you have to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Please give us as much notice as possible as there is a waiting list

Coverage for Routine Eye Examinations
Policy
The staff at InSightful Visions will clearly explain to their clients the costs associated with examinations and the coverage available to them under the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP).
Guidelines
0 - 18 years of age MSP coverage, including PBD & FNIH once a year, with user fee outlined in fee schedule.
19 - 64 years of age No routine coverage with MSP with the exception of PBC & FNIH allowed once every two years.
However, if one of the following issues are present, coverage may be allowed with a user fee:
  • Eye disease
  • Health disease related to eyes
  • Injury to eyes
  • Medications that may cause vision changes
65+ years of age MSP coverage, one a year with normal recall of nine months to two years, with user fee as outlined in fee schedule.

Inquiry Line to ensure MSP Eligibility for Coverage 1-866-456-6950

Comprehensive and Rountine Examination Price Guide

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Patient Major Exam RHA Scan VF MSP Major Exam RHA Scan VF No MSP Major Exam RHA CE VF MSP Major Exam RHA CE VF No MSP Major   Repeat Exam MSP Minor Repeat Exam MSP
Child up to 12 $0.00 $75.00 $0.00 $75.00 $0.00 $0.00
Teen 13 – 18 $30.00 $105.00 $80.00 $105.00 $30.00 $0.00
Adult19 – 64 $75.00 $122.00 $92.00 $155.00 $38.00 $15.00
Adult Senior 65+ $65.00 $122.00 $87 $154.00 $28.00 $12.00
PBC Human Resources $37.00 $40.00 $75.00 $80.00 $30.00 $12.00
FNIH $37.00 $39.00 $75.00 $79.00 $30.00 $12.00

A comprehensive examination includes: refraction, binocular vision, ocular health and colour vision assessments, pressure check, dilation, and retinal photography as indicated.
One follow-up examination within one month is included if necessary. Normally, full examination recommended every 1-2 years.

Refraction, Biomicroscopy or Dilation only $40
(must be within 1 yr of a full exam)

Contact Lens Evaluation

A contact lens evaluation includes an assessment of the fit and condition of contact lenses, the shape and regularity of the corneal surface, and tear film integrity. Required annually.
  • Contact Lens Evaluation at time of full exam - add $25
  • Contact Lens Evaluation only - $35
  • Contact Lens Evaluation with Refraction - $50
  • Contact Lens Fitting - $35
*MSP currently pays $46.17 for a full examination, and $29.35 for a partial examination.

Forms and Reports

  • Forms - $15
  • Reports, per page - $25
**Exception: there is no charge for medical referral letters or letters requested by a school.**

Laser Co-Management

  • Pre-operative Assessment - $150
  • Post-operative Follow-up - per visit $80
Laser assessment includes a comprehensive examination including cycloplegia and dilation plus corneal topography, corneal pachymetry and all forms.

Eyewear Direct Billing Programs

Ministry of Human Resources
Department of Indian Affairs
Healthy Kids Program
Kids in Care Program
Student Discounts

Eyewear Insurance Billing

We are happy to provide direct billing to insurance companies, whenever allowed, currently only two providers allow assignment of benefits.
  • Greensheilds
    • Great West Life
    • Manitoba Blue Cross

Preferred Vision Service

We are the only PVS registered provider on the Sunshine Coast, this entitles all insurance card members with extended health benefits from the providers listed below who are listed under the PVS umbrella immediate savings at the point of purchase.
  • Great West Life Assurance Company
  • Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • Manulife Financial
  • Sun Life Financial
We encourage you to visit the pvs website to obtain further information.