Health PEI provides some coverage for diabetic eye exams.
One diabetic eye exam is covered per year for patients with type 1 diabetes and every two years for patients with type 2 diabetes. This fee only covers the dilated diabetes examination, therefore the optometrist may charge a co-pay for the remainder of their examination, such as refraction.
Also, one partial diabetic eye examination is covered yearly for patients with type 1 diabetes and one partial diabetic exam every two years for patients with type 2 diabetes.
Contact your optometrist if you have questions.