Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec
If you have major vision problems, you may be eligible for the Visual Devices Program. The devices are meant to help you read or write, or improve your mobility. You must meet certain conditions to access the program.
The Visual Devices Program allows visually impaired persons to obtain a loan of visual aids for reading, writing, mobility and carrying out everyday domestic activities.
Clientele Persons with a visual impairment insured under the Québec Health Insurance Plan.
General requirementsDue to his or her visual impairment, the person must be permanently unable to carry out one or more of the following activities:
Visual deficiency for each eye, after correction by means of ophthalmic lenses, must be characterized by the following:
Restrictions These requirements do not apply to persons who use special optic systems and additions greater than four diopters. Specific conditions applying to students and employed workers Students and workers may be entitled to additional aids if they are in one of the following situations:
The user does not have to pay for purchasing, replacing or repairing visual devices, the cost of which is reimbursed by the to the accredited centres that loan them.
The Visual Devices Program started in November, 1977.