Please note: Although the BC government provides limited coverage for optical costs for persons receiving Persons With Disabilities assistance (PWD) and Income Assistance, they will not reimburse you if you pay for those services in cash– even if you have paid government-approved rates. You must get the optometry professional to bill the government directly.

Here we list local optometrists who will bill the MSP program directly.

Ministry Policy: If you are receiving PWD assistance, the ministry will cover the following eye care expenses:

  • Eye exams: $48.90 every two years*
  • Purchasing or repairing of glasses: $150 every three years

*Note: Here “two years” is calculated as beginning on January 1st every odd-numbered year.

This is a list of clinics and groups who have said they will bill directly to MSP. This information is subject to change without notice by the service providers. None of these clinics are endorsed by the VDRC, and you should use your own discretion.

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Diamond Optical
634 Johnson Street, Victoria
(250) 380-6919

Family Eyecare Centre
749 Yates Street
(250) 383-2411

FYidoctors – Shelbourne
3994 Shelbourne St
(250) 477-4711

FYidoctors – Eagle Creek Village
#120 – 17 Helmcken Road
(250) 478-6811

Hudson Optical
#2 – 1701 Douglas St
(778) 433-7789

Inner Harbour Optometry (The Hudson)
#3 – 1707 Douglas Street
(250) 920-0755

Inner Harbour Optometry (The Wade)
#107 – 1411 Cook Street
(250) 920-0755

IRIS (Victoria)
707 View Street
(250) 953-8000

IRIS (Langford)
#109 – 693 Hoffman Ave
(250) 478-0213

IRIS (Sidney)
#101 – 2423 Beacon Ave
(250) 656-1413

Victoria Vision
#101 – 838 Broughton St
(250) 383-2821

Additional Services and Offers


If you are on PWD, the ministry now allows you to order glasses from Clearly as an alternative to retail glasses stores, assuming you have an up-to-date prescription. Click here for more information.


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Location: Contact a non-profit, school, church, or hospital that will be familiar with your needs, and they will contact your local OneSight location on behalf of you.

Cost: Free!