Please remember the following for your appointment:
- Please bring along any current eyewear (all prescription glasses, computer glasses and sunglasses).
- If you are a Contact Lens wearer, please wear your contact lenses into the appointment and also bring your glasses. Remember to bring your case with you as well.
- If you take medications, please bring a list or your medications
- Please bring in your Insurance policy information and/or OHIP card.
- If you have an extended insurance plan, don't forget to check your vision coverage prior to the appointment. At this time we cannot direct bill insurance companies, thank you for your understanding.
- Children 19 and under and Seniors 65 and over are covered for their eye exam by OHIP annually. Please verify if you are eligible prior to your appointment.
- If you are diabetic, you are covered for an eye examination once per year. Please bring documentation or a copy of your medication with you.
- Please call us at 905 230-3937, or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions
OHIP covers a basic eye exam for patients under 20 years of age and 65 or older. There are also certain conditions that are covered between the ages of 20 and 65. Most of the advanced testing and contact lens services provided are not covered under OHIP. Some services and procedures may be covered under your private medical insurance plan. It is recommended that you check with your insurance provider directly.
We actually bill directly to most insurance companies. Give us a call in order to see if your insurance company is eligible for direct billing.
Your doctor will recommend the appropriate schedule for your exams. This is usually based on factors such as your previous vision and eye health history and family history.
In general, we recommend that children up to 19 years old and adults 65 years old and over have an eye exam every year. Adults between 18 and 64 years old will have eye exams every 1-2 years based on the above factors. Contact lens wearers should also have an eye exam every year.
Gradual changes in vision and eye health may not be noticeable by the patient. Some of these changes can lead to major vision loss or poor eye health if not treated on time. Often, these changes are painless and occur only in one eye. Because of this, patients often miss the signals of the onset of a problem. Only after an initial examination, can the doctor recommend the right schedule for each patient.
Yes, the cost of a contact lens evaluation is dependent on the type contact lens that is fit. During the contact lens examination and during a one week follow up visit, your eyes are examined to determine the suitability of contact lens wear. The fit, comfort and vision of the contact lenses are evaluated. This may include the introduction of new brands or materials that improve upon comfort or health.
A type of bifocal/trifocal characterized by a gradient of increasing lens power, added to the wearer’s correction for the other refractive errors. They are free of segments or lines on the surface.
Yes, we recommend that you wear your contact lenses to the exam if this is your usual day to day means of vision correction. If you are a part time/occasional contact lens wearer, you can wear the contact lenses to the exam and bring one of your present pairs of eyeglasses with you to the exam.
When your eye exam is completed, a copy of your glasses prescription will be provided for you, including instructions on how they should be worn.
Contact lens supply usually takes 2-4 business days to arrive. In the interim, trial contact lenses may be provided as needed.
Yes, in most cases, however, there are a number of factors that need to be considered when determining the suitability of contact lens wear: Your prescription, eye health, comfort and vision.
We provide laser vision consultations in order to educate our patients on whether or not they are a good candidate for laser vision correction or other surgical options. The pre and post operative care are performed in our office, and we will refer you to the out patient laser surgery facility that best meets your needs.
It’s recommended that you always wear protective lenses outdoors – even on overcast days. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolent (UV) rays, and exposure to these rays has been associated with the development of cataracts and Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). Quality sunglasses protect your eyes by blocking 100 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunglasses also protect the delicate skin around the eyes from UV rays that cause wrinkles and premature aging.
Yes, we provide a detailed evaluation and treatment plan for eye diseases, which may include a referral to an ophthalmologist. Early detection of these conditions is important, but many options are still available for those with longstanding eye conditions.
Yes, eye exams can be done at any time during a pregnancy and are recommended if you do experience vision fluctuations. Changes in body fluid levels and hormones are the usual causes of vision fluctuations. This could affect activities such as driving and computer work. Hypertension and diabetes are also risks during pregnancy and can often be first detected during an eye exam. Vision typically stabilizes three months post partum. If possible, it would be advisable to wait until that time.
We do provide eye exams for children. It is recommended that your child have their first eye exam at 6 months, a year old, three years and then every year thereafter. Eye exams for infants and toddlers are not the same as that for adults. The tests are more objective, but we examine the vision, the health of the eyes, and how well the eyes work together. OHIP covers children’s eye exams annually up to the age of 20.