Ophthalmic Testing

Eye Institute of Alberta, RAH

Testing Information

Your Appointment

You have been referred by a physician to come in for specialized eye testing.

Contact Us

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, do this as soon as possible
  • If you are running late, so we are aware and can try to make accommodations

For contact information and hours of operation, view our service listing:

For Your Appointment

You will need:

  • your Alberta health care card and photo ID for registration
  • your up-to-date prescription glasses
  • sunglasses, which will help with the glare and light sensitivity when you leave your appointment if you are dilated


Parking fees in the parking lot and parkades are in effect 24 hours a day. We recommend you park in the SE parkade. The SE parkade is on Kingsway Ave and 101st (next to the Esso station).

Finding Us

We are located on the main floor of the Active Treatment Centre (main building) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (ATC1111). Upon arrival, register with our admitting staff and they will help direct you.

What to Expect

Once you arrive at the clinic, you will need to check in at the registration desk.

Alert the Eye Clinic staff if you do not feel well while you are in the waiting room so a nurse can assess and provide assistance as required.

Your visit length may vary considerably depending on the reason of your visit. If other tests have been ordered on the day of the clinic visit, there may be periods of waiting between appointments.

If you are being dilated, arrange for a driver to assist you in returning home. When your eyes are dilated, your vision will be blurry. You will have trouble focusing on close objects. You also will be extra sensitive to bright light. This usually lasts four to six hours.

For more details view Ophthalmic Testing Information.