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Service Description

Provides medically-necessary coverage of vision care for eligible First Nations and Inuit people in Canada.

Coverage is provided for eye examinations and corrective eyewear, including:

  • Eye examinations when they are not insured by the province or territory
  • Corrective eyewear (glasses and contact lenses) when prescribed by a vision care professional
  • Eyeglass repairs.

Vision care benefits are covered in accordance with program policies, set out in the NIHB Guide to Vision Care Benefits. Benefits must be provided by an NIHB-recognized provider.


Provides eligible clients with coverage for benefits not otherwise available under federal, provincial, territorial or private health insurance.

An eligible client must be a resident of Canada and any of the following:
-a First Nations person who is registered under the Indian Act (commonly referred to as a status Indian);
-an Inuk recognized by an Inuit land claim organization; or
-a child less than 18 months old whose parent is a registered First Nations person or a recognized Inuk.

Application Process

You can access your vision care benefits from an NIHB-recognized eye health professional, such as an optician or optometrist.

Vision care providers enrolled with the program generally send claims to bill the program directly. You will need to show client identification in order for providers to bill the program directly.


No cost.

Toll-Free: 1-866-885-3933

Saskatchewan Non-Insured Health Benefits

Service Website



Coverage Area


Languages Offered

French, English

Online Resources

Mailing Address

Address Locator 0900C2
Ottawa ON  K1A 0K9

Location Info

Fax: 613-941-5366

TTY: 1-800-465-7735

Service Canada

Toll-Free: 1-866-225-0709

Business Line: 613-957-2991



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