Accepting the Following Insurance Plans:
- Great West Life
- Green Shield Canada
- Sun Life Financial
- Blue Cross
- Standard Life
- Industrial Alliance
If you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.
The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.
A vision insurance policy is not the same as medical insurance. Regular medical health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.
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.
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.