Our annual eye exam is a comprehensive ocular health and visual assessment involving over 50 tests. It includes retinal photography on all patients, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and visual fields when indicated.
Our goal is to optimize your visual performance through early diagnosis, vision preservation, individualized treatment plans including prescriptions for eyeglasses, contact lenses, vision therapy or medication as required. Included is your eyeglass prescription and contact lens prescription (follow-up may be required).
* OHIP Eligibility is 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 and partial eye exams may be required.
*** 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 is important to thoroughly examine your eyes for retinal diseases and glaucoma. Early diagnosis and intervention is our goal.
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.
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.
ODSP, Ontario Works and NIBH eligible patients must provide documentation before their eye examination. There may be additional fees not covered by these programs.
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.
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.
Our comprehensive eye health and vision care services include: