The Vision Clinic Experience

The Vision Clinic Experience

A comprehensive eye examination at Family Vision includes pre-testing before you see the doctor, high resolution retinal photography, a review of your general health, and discussing any specific concerns relating to your eyes or your vision. The doctor will perform a refraction (prescription) tailored to your visual needs, assess your binocular vision and how your eyes work together, and do a thorough health examination.


A full oculo-visual assessment (comprehensive eye exam) is $125 for adults, and $108 for children under the age of 18. This fee includes everything listed in the paragraph above.


For children under the age of 9, and adults over the age of 65, the oculo-visual assessment is covered under your Nova Scotia MSI health card (if eligible). The only thing not included in the MSI eye examination is the retinal photography, which is recommended, and offered at a fee of $25. If you have private insurance, we can often bill this to your insurance plan!


At Family Vision Clinic we also offer emergency eye appointments. If you have an eye infection, injury, sudden vision changes, or other serious ocular concerns, your emergency visit will often be covered under your Nova Scotia health card. We do our best to get you an appointment with our Doctors of Optometry in a timely manner to help you feel better as soon as possible.


Our goal, at Family Vision Clinic, is to provide our patients with excellence in their eye care and eye wear needs. We strive to provide convenient and accessible examination times for our patients, including appointments for eye health and visual assessments or, for contact lens health checks.


In order to be able to continue to provide the same high quality of service for all of our patients, we do ask that if you are unable to make it to your appointment that you notify us by phone, email or, in person 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time. The 24-hour cancellation policy is in place to allow our clinic to be able to continue to provide our services in a timely manner for all of our patients. Once notified of the cancellation, our staff will be happy to book another time that works better for you and your vision needs. We want to thank you in advance for complying with our 24-hour cancellation policy and for helping us maintain our commitment to excellence in patient care.


Family Vision Clinic also has a full service optical to help you with all of your eye wear needs. Whether you need an adjustment, or are hoping to get a pair of glasses fixed, we are here to help. If you are looking for a new pair of glasses, we have something for everyone; Non-prescription and prescription sunglasses, safety glasses, prescription swimming goggles, and of course your daily spectacles. We have wonderful Opticians and Dispensers who are excited to help you select the right pair of glasses for you.


We have budget-friendly options for every budget. Our single vision glasses start at $ 185, bifocals at $274, and progressive lenses at $332. These are complete pairs of frames and lenses with a 1 year warranty against defects or damage. The single vision and bifocal options include a scratch protection and the progressive option has an anti-reflective treatment. Working with our Opticians and Dispensers, they will help you figure out what you need and keep it within your budget. They will discuss your different options including frames, lenses, and coatings.


We know that sometimes your eye wear needs cannot always be met with just one pair of specs, and sometimes, you just want to spoil yourself with the option of a second pair. So we also have a great BOGO offer; buy one complete pair of glasses, and get your complete second pair, which includes the frame, lenses and coating all at 50% off!


Please come in to see us for more details. We can’t wait to SEE you!

Family Vision Clinic
650 Portland St Dartmouth, NS B2W 6A3
Phone: 902-462-4600
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