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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!

Why Choose Us?

Our highly trained, compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

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.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

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.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid 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.



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Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates

15 Ellis Road
Charlottetown, PE C1A 9B3
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Emergency?

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.

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Coronavirus Update

To all our wonderful patients and others in need,

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, both PEI’s Chief Health Officer and the Prince Edward Island College of Optometrists have recommended that non-urgent eye examinations cease for the time being.

In order to protect our patients, staff and the general public, we of course will follow this recommendation, starting Wednesday March 18, with a further review and decision on April 6th. However, we have no intentions of leaving our patients without eye care and will have one doctor in to see emergency patients each business day. We feel that to fail to provide emergency eye care would only add to the congestion at medical clinics and hospitals.

If you are experiencing any eye problems at all, please call us at 902-368-3001. Examples would include: sudden changes in vision, eye infections, a foreign body in an eye, flashes of lightning in your vision, new floaters in your vision, or broken glasses with no backup to get you by. Those are only to name a few. We will decide whether your situation is urgent in nature and book you in if it is.

We are here for you, even through this difficult time, but expect strict COVID-19 screening questions from our staff when you call.

If you have eyewear ordered with us, you will be receiving a call when it arrives as usual. The staff will make arrangements with you for pick up, however, like all else, we suggest waiting to pick up glasses until we are back to full operations. If you are in need of the glasses, we will arrange for you to pick them up. For contact lenses, any remaining balance will be requested over the phone to limit time and contact in the office and you can then proceed to pick them up. We are also still accepting orders. Some brands can even deliver directly to you. Others we will meet you at our office door with.

After lengthy discussion, we feel that routine adjustments are not essential services and at this time we would ask you refrain from coming in for that service. If you are in a painful situation with your glasses, or they require a major adjustment or repair, please call to discuss a solution.

Please everyone take care and try to carry out the advice being given on limiting the spread of this virus so we can all get back to the Island way of life we all love.