Patients under the age of 20, over the age of 65 and those with certain medical conditions are eligible for an eye exam covered through their Ontario Health Insurance Plan.
Routine eye examinations provided by an optometrist for patients aged 20 to 64 are not covered by OHIP. These individuals are responsible for payment for these examinations or have the cost covered by private insurance.
However, under the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), persons receiving assistance through the Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works, or the Family Benefits Program will receive coverage for routine eye examinations once every two years. If you have any questions, please contact us.
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