Senior Comprehensive Eye Exam
As we age, our eyes have different needs and become prone to different eye health risks. People aged 65 and over are more likely to develop a number of eye conditions and diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Some of these conditions have no physical symptoms until vision loss has occurred, so we recommend having annual eye exams. Our goal is prevention and early diagnosis.
Your eye exam will include your eyeglass prescription, an individualized treatment plan, and when discussed, a contact lens prescription.
What does the eye exam include?
The eye exam includes a comprehensive ocular health and visual assessment involving over 50 tests, retinal photography with optomap, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and visual field tests when indicated.
OHIP will cover a basic eye examination once a year for those 65 years and older. Our Optometrists strive for more than basics and recommend additional imaging assessments not covered under OHIP.
Imaging is not covered by OHIP but is important to thoroughly examine your eyes for retinal diseases and glaucoma. This imaging includes retinal photography with optomap, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and visual field tests when indicated. Early diagnosis and intervention is our goal.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
When preparing for your eye exam with Spadina Optometry be sure to bring along any glasses and/or contact lenses that you use. This will help the doctor determine how well you see with your current prescription; for new patients this will also help us to determine if there have been any changes in your vision.
We also recommend you bring a pair of sunglasses to your appointment as the doctor may want to dilate your pupils in order to better assess your eye health. The eye drops used to dilate the pupils can temporarily cause light sensitivity and blurry near vision.
Senior Comprehensive Eye Exam - $95
>65 years with OHIP Eligibility*
- Individualized treatment plan
- Eyeglass & contact lens prescription**
- Retinal photography
- OCT & Visual Fields***
* OHIP Eligibility
OHIP Eligibilityis defined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Patients aged 20 to 64 years who have any of the following medical conditions can go to their optometrist or physician and receive an OHIP insured eye examination once every 12 months : diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, corneal disease, strabismus, recurrent uveitis or optic pathway disease.
** Additional Follow Up
Additional follow-up and partial eye exams may be required.
*** OCT & Visual Fields
As required. There are no additional fees on our Annual Eye Exams for retinal photos or OCT. OHIP does not cover retinal photos or OCT, which we feel are important in thoroughly examining your eyes for retinal diseases and glaucoma. Early diagnosis and intervention is our goal.
OHIP Covered Conditions
In Ontario, OHIP will cover the cost of an examination once every year for patients up to 19 years of age or over 65 years of age. In addition, OHIP will cover the cost of an annual examinations for patients with certain medical conditions such as diabetes and glaucoma. Full details about OHIP eyecare coverage including a list of eligible medical conditions are available from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.
Patients aged 20 to 64 years who have any of the following medical conditions can go to their optometrist or physician and receive an OHIP insured eye examination once every 12 months : diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, corneal disease, strabismus, recurrent uveitis or optic pathway disease.
Not Covered by OHIP
Routine eye examinations provided by either an optometrist, ophthalmologist or physician, for patients aged 20 to 64, are not covered by OHIP. These individuals are responsible for payment for these examinations or have the cost covered by private insurance.
ODSP, Ontario Works and NIBH
There may be additional fees not covered by these programs.
Because of the individual programs we ask that patients contact us before scheduling an appointment. Different programs have different documentation and different coverages. Please contact us and we can help figure out what is required for your situation.
Partial Eye Examinations
Partial eye examinations follow an initial annual assessment and address an issue that has started during the year or to follow-up on an existing condition. The tests required may very depending on the reason for the visit.
The fees for a partial eye examination starts from $60 and may be covered by OHIP in some instances.
Appointments for current, existing and new patients available as soon as this week.