As of November 1st, 2004, routine eye examinations provided by either an optometrist of physician, for patients aged 20-64, are no longer covered by OHIP.
Patients 65 years and older and those under 20 will continue to have OHIP coverage for an eye examination once every 12 months. Please remember to bring your valid OHIP card every time.
Changes do not affect ophthalmology or specialist services for patients of any age with medical conditions, diseases affecting the eyes (cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc), but they are by referral only and require a letter of referral by our office.
Patients may be covered by their own insurance plans. You may contact your Benefits Provider to inquire. Below are some frequently used plans:
- Great West Life
1-800-461-6090 or 1-800-665-2648
- Manulife and Maritime Life
- Sun Life
1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-361-2128 ext.2693
- Green Shield
- Blue Cross
1-800-234-8881 or 416-626-1688