As of November 1st 2004, changes were made to the eye care coverage by the Ontario Government:
Children (aged 0 to 19 years) - Covered for a full eye exam once every 12 months
Adults (aged 20 – 64 years) - No OHIP coverage (some medical exceptions)
Seniors (aged 65 years and older) - Covered for a full eye exam once every 12 months
- People with certain medical conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, cataract, strabismus, corneal disease etc are also covered for a full eye exam every 12 months.
Please click here for more information (OHIP factsheet on coverage)
Eye examination fee is charged for patients or services not covered by OHIP.
Patient may be covered by their Insurance plan. Our office accepts direct payment from some of the Insurance companies. Please bring your benefits ID card with you when coming in for your appointment.
For more information about your coverage please contact your benefits provider. Below are the contact numbers of some of the providers:
- Great West Life
Phone: 1-800-461-6090 or 1-800-665-2648
- ManuLife and Maritime Life
- Sun Life
1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-361-2128 X2693
- Green Shield
- Blue Cross
1-800-234-8881 or (416) 626-1688
- Desjardins 1-800-224-7737
- IndustrialAlliance 1-877-422-6487