New Regulations Improve Eye Care

Photograph of woman putting in eye dropsThe Ontario Government approved a regulation today that allows Ontario’s optometrist to start prescribing medications for their patients.

“Optometrists will now be able to prescribe treatments for conditions ranging from routine bacterial eye infections to more serious diseases including glaucoma.

The change will alleviate wait times in emergency rooms and walk-in clinics for patients with eye-related problems.”

This means Dr. Heeney & Dr. Wilkinson can prescribe treatment for conditions including red eyes, infections, allergies, dry eye, glaucoma etc without having to refer you to a walk-in clinic or your family doctor. This means faster easier access to treatment when you need it.

For more information on the eye conditions that optometrists can now treat and prescribe, please visit the Ontario Association of Optometrists website at: www.eyecareoao.com.