Frequently asked questions
- Am I covered for eye exams?
Anyone 19 years of age or younger, or 65 or older is covered under OHIP for an eye exam once every 12 months.
Individuals on most forms of social assistance, such as ODSP, Toronto Welfare, NIHB and Interim Federal Health may also be covered. As well patients with certain eye conditions such as cataracts, strabismus and glaucoma, or systemic diseases such as diabetes may also qualify for yearly eye exams under OHIP.
- I'm interested in trying contact lenses. How do I know if I will be comfortable with them?
With contact lenses "seeing is believing". The only way to tell if you will feel comfortable and see clearly with contact lenses is to experience them first hand. That is why we let every patient considering contact lenses evaluate the way they see and feel with a trial pair of contact lenses before deciding to proceed.
- How often should I get my eyes examined?
Eye Examinations are advisable once every year especially for children, seniors, and diabetics. It is acceptable for patients with good eye health and no symptoms to visit their optometrist every 2 years.
- How do I know if I am developing glaucoma or cataracts?
You don't. Most people with glaucoma have no symptoms until it is too late. A person developing cataracts may experience blurred or hazy vision but only an internal examination of your eyes can determine whether this is the cause. That is why regular eye examinations are important.
5. I don't like wearing glasses. Am I a candidate for refractive surgery such as LASIK?
Some people are better suited for laser eye surgery than others. Factors such as your glasses prescription, and the condition of your corneas will determine if you are a good candidate.
Regular Office Hours
Mon 10am - 6pm, Wed 1:30pm - 6pm, Fri 10am - 3pm(No Doctors)
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Walk-ins accepted wait times may vary