You are encouraged to contact the office Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm at 403-286-6802.
After hours, you should proceed to the Emergency Dept at Rockyview Hospital for urgent care.
the 2nd floor of the Southern Alberta Eye Centre #200, 5340, 1st Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0C8 Telephone: 403-286-6802 Fax: 403-286-6819
Your appointment will likely take 1 - 2 hours. This allows for dilation, testing, visit with Dr. Ells and any necessary treatments.
We encourage that you bring a family member or friend with you. Often there is a great deal of information to comprehend or treatment decisions to make.
It is necessary for your eyes to be dilated in order to be examined by Dr. Ells. Normally, your eyes will remain dilated for 2 to 4 hours and therefore, we recommend that you have a driver with you.
A large parking lot with free parking is available at the Southern Alberta Eye Centre, 5340, 1st Street S.W. and Calgary Retina Consultants is on the 2nd floor.
No, Dr. Ells does not provide prescriptions for glasses. Refraction can be obtained from an optometrist.
Dr. Ells only sees patients with conditions of the retina. These include patients with diagnoses such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity or retinal tears.
No, the laser treatments done by Dr. Ells are for the treatment of retinal conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears, etc.
Yes, a referral from an ophthalmologist, optometrist, family doctor or specialist is required. Referrals can be faxed to Calgary Retina Consultants at 403-286-6819.
You are encouraged to contact the office Monday - Friday 0800 - 1600 hours at 403-286-6802. Please do not email if you are having an emergency. After hours, you should proceed to the Emergency Dept at Rockyview Hospital for urgent care.