Q: Do I need a referral from my optometrist or family doctor to visit Dr. Conlon?
A: You do not need a referral and can book a free consultation for LASIK, cataract, laser cataract, refractive lens exchange or cosmetic blepharoplasty. Of course, it is always beneficial to seek your eye doctor’s advice.
Q: How do I make an appointment?
A: There are two easy options to make an appointment for your first visit: you can request an appointment on our website or contact our office at 306-244-4111.
Q: How long will my appointment take?
A: Please expect to be at the clinic anywhere from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. Appointment duration will depend upon the appointment type, and the amount of diagnostic testing required. You will be given an estimate for appointment duration prior to seeing Dr. Conlon.
Q: Where do I park?
A: We are conveniently located downtown, in the Medical Arts Building, which has its own Impark lot. Metered parking is available around the building as well.
Q: Will my eyes be dilated?
A: All new patients are dilated so that a thorough examination can be done. if you are an established patient of Dr. Conlon dilation is considered on a case-by-case basis and may not be required. In case pupil dilation is needed, please bring sunglasses and a driver along.
Q: Will Sask Health pay for my cataract surgery?
A: Medical Services Branch (MSB) covers all implants and procedures deemed medically necessary. The advanced technology lenses, such as the toric, and multifocal implants, are considered elective lenses, as they decrease the need for glasses. As glasses remain as an alternative, these implants are not considered medically necessary.
Q: Does my benefits plan cover any portion of the surgery fees?
A: Many benefit plans that offer flex-spending or health spending accounts often cover a portion of the procedure. Check with your plan administrator directly. Often times, these procedures can be deducted through your income tax as a health expense.
Q: Can I finance my procedure?
A: Yes, you can. Financing is done through Medicard, a company that specializes in financing elective type procedures. Application forms can be found directly through our website or at www.medicard.com.