Island residents now have coverage for several drugs to help with vision loss.
While Islanders previously had coverage for drugs for some eye conditions, drugs for additional conditions have been added to the provincial formula.
Health Minister Robert Mitchell says some people pay upwards of 14 thousand dollars a year out of pocket for drugs.
He added that many people with vision loss have limited ability to work full-time jobs, and only 26 per cent of Canadians with vision loss are employed.
Meantime, Canada is moving closer to a universal pharmacare program.
That’s the word from Canada’s health ministers meeting in Winnipeg.
Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says different options are being considered by an advisory council led by former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins.