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Insurance & Payment Information for Our Kamloops Practice

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Seeing should be easy—and seeing your eye doctor should be, too.

Thompson Rivers Family Optometry accepts multiple payment methods and offers direct billing to numerous providers to keep things convenient. Whether you use extended coverage or the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP), we can make payment as quick and easy as blinking your eyes.

Below is a list of the insurance companies we work with. If you don’t see your provider listed below, please call our office to discuss your options.

  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • PWD – Persons With Disability
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Manulife Financial (Standard Life)
  • Chamber of Commerce Group
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Green Shield
  • CO-OP
  • Canada Life
  • First Canadian
  • Claim Secure
  • Group Health
  • Group Source
  • Cowan
  • Empire Life
  • People Corp
  • Desjardin

Can I Have Eye Care
Without Extended Coverage?

In specific cases, your eye exams may already be covered through one of the following organizations:

Medical Services Plan of British Columbia (MSP)

MSP covers partially covers eye exams and eyeglasses & lenses for people between 19 and 64. An eye exam may be considered medically necessary if:

  • You are dealing with ocular injury, trauma, or disease.
  • You have a systemic disease associated with serious ocular risk(s) (e.g., diabetes).
  • You are taking medication that comes with serious ocular risk(s).

B.C. residents receiving disability or income assistance also receive coverage for specific eye services. Adults in this category qualify for:

  • Up to $44.83 for comprehensive eye exams once every 2 years
  • New eyeglasses once every 3 years (with certain exemptions for lost or broken glasses)
  • New lenses when their prescription changes according to a qualified eye doctor
  • A case for storing new eyeglasses or lenses
  • Regular comprehensive eye exams for seniors (age 65 or older) via MSP (partially)

Children under the age of 19 who are in families receiving disability or income assistance qualify for:

  • Regular comprehensive eye exams via MSP

New eyeglasses once every 12 months (with certain exemptions for lost or broken glasses)

The following services are partially covered for qualifying individuals under Indigenous Services Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits Program:

  • Comprehensive eye exams, follow-up visits, and single tests when recommended by a qualified eye doctor
  • Corrective eyewear when prescribed by a qualified eye doctor
  • Replacement lenses and eyeglass repairs

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How To Find Us

Our vision centre is conveniently located in Northills Shopping Centre. The mall offers spacious parking and accessibility-friendly parking options.

Contact Information


60-700 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H9

Hours of Operation

8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM
8:30 AM5 PM

*Closed 12:00 to 12:30 every day for lunch*

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