As of November 1st 2004, changes were made to the eye care coverage by the Ontario Government:
Children (aged 0 to 19 years) - Covered for a full eye exam once every 12 months
Adults (aged 20 – 64 years) - No OHIP coverage (some medical exceptions)
Seniors (aged 65 years and older) - Covered for a full eye exam once every 12 months
- People with certain medical conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, cataract, strabismus, corneal disease etc are also covered for a full eye exam every 12 months.
Please click here for more information (OHIP fact sheet on coverage)
Eye examination fee is charged for patients or services not covered by OHIP.