Welcome to Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
At Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates, we make it our goal for each and every patient to enjoy a positive experience while visiting us. We achieve this with exceptional customer service, cutting edge technology, top-notch professionals, and the latest in eyewear technology and fashions. We’ve been doing so for over 30 years!
We make you feel at home from the moment you drive into our on-site parking lot and walk through our doors. While completing your history form, you will be asked if you would like a complimentary coffee or tea. After your thorough eye examination, you will be assisted by our professional staff to help you choose the perfect frame (if needed). When we have finished helping you with all your eye-related needs, we trust your experience will assure your return.
We offer many services listed on this website to make your life easier, one of which is the direct billing of many insurance plans, including Canada Life, Medavie Blue Cross, Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance Plans, Sunlife, Johnson Prince Edward Island Teacher’s Federation Policies, The Campus Trust (UPEI students), Standard Life, Green Shield, Cooke Capital Care, Industrial Alliance, Maximum Benefits, Manulife, and Belmont Health & Wealth. We can also direct bill on behalf of benefit holders with the RCMP, VRC, or Indian Affairs. If your insurance is not listed, we can certainly call them with your permission to determine your coverage.
Explore our website and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. For those who are familiar with us, we look forward to seeing you again; for those who are new to us, we look forward to meeting you!
A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.
There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.
Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Emergency: In case of an eye emergency that happens outside of our business hours, please report directly to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Emergency Department.
We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.