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OHIP coverage for optometry services:

  • Children 0 to 19 years old: An annual, full comprehensive eye examination plus any follow-up assessments that may be required.
  • Seniors aged 65 +: An annual, full comprehensive eye examination plus any follow-up assessments that may be required.
  • Adults aged 20 to 64 years: OHIP does not cover comprehensive eye examinations for this age group. These individuals have private insurance coverage or self-pay. Some exceptions to OHIP coverage apply depending on the medical condition. Ask your optometrist if you qualify.

Some optometric services NOT covered by OHIP:

  • Additional comprehensive eye exams during the same year of an OHIP-covered exam
  • Eye examinations that are required by potential employers or other third parties
  • Contact lens fitting exams and progress checks
  • Retinal imaging (such as retinal photography, ocular coherence tomography, Heidelberg retinal tomography, etc)
  • Laser refractive surgery co-management (pre- and post-operative) visits
  • Treatments, such as:
  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Low vision aids
  • Vision Therapy (Eye co-ordination exercises)
  • Medications to manage diseases of the eye and surrounding tissues



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    As of September 1, OHIP-covered patients will lose access to eye care. This means kids 19 and under, adults 65 and over, as well as diabetics cannot be seen by their optometrist because the government will not step up.

    Optometrists in Ontario are redirecting all OHIP patients to their family doctor, their ophthalmologist (if they have one), or the ER if it is an emergency. ⁣⁣At this time, we are still booking non-OHIP patients which includes people 20-64 years old. ⁣⁣We are hoping for a fast resolution from this job action, and we would appreciate your help by visiting !!

    All you have to do is fill in your name and postal code and it will generate a letter to your MPP. The more letters the government receives, the faster we can hope for this to end! #saveeyecare