Due to the inaction of the provincial government, eye care under OHIP is pending as of Sept. 1st, 2021.
We regret to inform you that currently we are unable to see OHIP covered patients during this time as our eye doctors (Optometrists) are currently participating in Job Action and withholding care to all OHIP patients due to chronic government underfunding. All Ontario Optometrists are participating in Job Action to Call for Action to improve the sustainability of eye care services in OHIP with the government. Due to government regulation, Optometrist are not allowed to accept payment from OHIP patients even if you want to pay through private insurance or any other methods (i.e. cash, credit, debit etc.). Ontario Optometrists hope to work with the Ontario government to create a more sustainable and better provincial government funded eye care system.
Under these circumstances, our eye doctors (Optometrists) are unable to continue to provide care to our patients at the standard they deserve. We can add OHIP covered individuals on a priority wait list and we will call them to book the appointments once our eye doctors resume OHIP care.
Please contact the clinic location to be added to our priority wait list.
Until then, we ask to learn about the current situation and support our eye doctors (Optometrists) by visiting saveeyecare.ca to submit a letter to your MPP by simply completing the form on the save eyecare website. If the appointment is urgent because the condition may result in vision loss if not treated promptly, please contact our clinic location most convenient for you so that the case may be triaged by one of our eye doctors. We thank you for everyone’s support and will promptly schedule OHIP covered appointments once care of our OHIP patients resumes.
Optometry (eye-health services)
OHIP covers the cost of one major eye exam (for vision and general eye health) every 12 months, plus any minor assessments you need, but only if you are:
OHIP may also cover a major eye exam if it has been requested for a specific reason by your doctor (they will need to give you a referral form).
You may be eligible for additional eye care if you are on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works.
DISCLAIMER: This is an appointment request and requested times may not be guaranteed. You will be contacted by us to confirm appointment date and time to officially secure your appointment. Please allow us to follow up within 12 to 24 hrs.
If you would like to make an appointment in real time, please call our clinic location directly. Thank you.
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