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OHIP COVERAGE

For Routine Eye Health and Vision Exams

As of November 1, 2004:

For regular, routine, assessments:

0-19 years old: annual full exam, OHIP covered

20-64 years old:no OHIP coverage

65+ years old:annual full exam, OHIP covered

Medically necessary exams, as defined by the government of Ontario, are OHIP covered regardless of age. The list of defined conditions includes: diabetes, retinal disease, glaucoma, and significant cataracts. However, the definitions are subject to change by the Ministry of Health.

As is the case for many health care fields, not all services are OHIP covered. There are times when the best possible care will include testing that is not paid for by OHIP. When applicable, these tests will be discussed with you. As always, the completion of the tests, based on our recommendations, is at your discretion. However, they are a valuable tool for screening, documenting, diagnosing and follow ups.

Read more about OHIP here

Pierce Family Vision is now open for routine examinations, frame selections and adjustments by appointment. We have taken great care to keep our patients and staff safe in these extraordinary times. Please give us a call at 519-886-4170 for more information. For those wanting advice but not ready to visit the office yet, we are offering online tele-optometry consultations. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!