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Dr. Richard Scheid, Dr. James Bender,
Dr. Roshanak Joulaie
675 Queen Street South, Suite 101
Kitchener, Ontario. N2M 1A1
call 519 744-5452 to schedule an eye exam

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Insurance and OHIP

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Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans.

Medical Plans we can bill directly

Great West Life, Green Shield, Sun Life,

Manulife, Blue Cross, Standard Life, Johnson Insurance,

Desjardins Financial, Industrial Alliance



OHIP Coverage

All Children ages 0-19 are covered for a full exam each year as well as partial check-ups in between

All adults 65+ are covered for a full exam each year as well as partial check-ups in between

Adults 20-64 are not covered by OHIP with some exceptions.

All patients with Diabetes are covered regardless of age for a full eye exam each year as well as checks in between if deemed necessary by your eye care professional.

Other Coverage

We can bill Indian Affairs/ Veterans Affairs directly every 24 months*

* If you are Diabetic, 19 or under, 65+ you are covered every 12 months

Diabetic Eye Exams

If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have had diabetes for a number of years, than you’ve probably heard about the importance of annual eye health examinations by an optometrist. But why?

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss in North America. But it doesn’t have to be. Eye care providers now have access to treatment options for most diabetic complications, however, early detection is the key to successful treatment or stabilization of diabetic complications. Diabetes can lead towards to increase your chance of developing many types of eye health conditions, some of which include:

  • Increased chance of developing glaucoma
  • Increased chance of developing cataracts
  • Non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Papilledema (swelling) of the optic nerve head
  • Visual fluctuations 2nd to unstable blood sugar levels

There is some speculation that Diabetics have to see an ophthalmologist because of their diagnosis. This is simply not the case. Optometrists are well trained to detect and help manage all aspects of diabetic eye care. Optometrists are often faster and easier to book an appointment with, and your visits to an Optometrist are covered by Ontario Health Care. If diabetic retinopathy or other diabetic related eye disease is discovered by your eye doctor, our office will ensure that all the referrals are made to an appropriate eye specialists. We will also provide written reports to your family physician to ensure that they are up to date with your visual health.