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Find out about common eye problems and what can be done to treat them. If you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms or have any questions about your eye health, we’d be happy to help address your concerns.

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Eye Exams for Adults

If you’re over the age of 40, we highly recommend examining your eyes at least every two years for early identification and treatment of Glaucoma, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts and Diabetic Retinopathy

A comprehensive eye exam takes about 60 minutes.

Please bring your current eyeglasses, contact lens boxes and a pair of sunglasses.

We’ll check your eyeglass prescription, conduct a digital retinal scan and run a dilating fundus exam to determine the health of your eyes.

Vision coverage is often provided with extended health benefits. We are able to bill specific insurance companies directly – please call us to inquire.

Please note pupillary distance (PD) measurements are not part of an eye health examination. We are happy to help you with this service for an additional fee should you require it. Please let us know at the time of booking.

Eye Exams for Seniors

For patients over the age of 65, eye exams are covered by OHIP once a year. The same tests are performed as the adult eye exam to ensure continued eye health and enable early detection and diagnosis of any eye diseases more common in later years.

An eye exam for seniors takes 45 – 60 minutes.

Please bring your OHIP card, current eyeglasses, contact lens boxes, a pair of sunglasses and a list of your current medications.

We’ll take digital retinal photos and run a dilating fundus exam to check the health of your eyes, and provide a eyeglass prescription.

OHIP covers an annual eye exam for seniors 65 and over. Please note that retinal photos are not covered under this plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Routine eye examinations by an optometrist for patients between the ages of 20 to 64 are no longer covered through OHIP. However, patients 19 and under and 65 years and older are still covered through OHIP for a yearly routine eye examination. Bring your valid health card to the appointment. Referrals to Ophthalmology services are covered through OHIP but require a referral from our office. Call to make an appointment for your initial assessment. Many insurance plans include vision care benefits. Please contact your insurance companies for further details.
No. A comprehensive eye examination is provided by an Optometrist who is trained to examine, diagnose, prevent and treat diseases and disorders of the eye. Your Optometrist will be able to refer you for surgery when necessary. A sight test on the other hand is only the measurement for an eye glass prescription performed by an Optician often using automated instruments. In this case, eye health is not being examined and many silent sight threatening diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are not being detected.
Inside the eyeball there is a clear lens that provides the power to help us focus. As we age, the lens becomes cloudy due to UV absorption and environmental factors. In the early stages of cataract development, changes in glasses prescription can solve the focussing issue. As the cataract matures, surgery can be performed by an Ophthalmologist to remove the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. Cataracts can occur at any age, however typically it is found in patients over the age of 65.
Glaucoma is a silent eye condition where an increase in eye pressure causes compression to the optic nerve and the patient suffering is asymptomatic. This will first cause the loss of our peripheral vision and eventually our central vision. Glaucoma can be prevented and treated if diagnosed at an early stage. There are many risk factors for developing glaucoma such as age, race and family history. Your optometrist will screen for glaucoma at every routine eye exam.
Macular degeneration is a progressive damage of the macula; a sensitive area of the retina that is responsible for our central vision. There is currently no treatment to stop macular degeneration. Once macular degeneration is diagnosed we can take certain measures to help prevent the progression of the disease. Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in patients over the age of 65. This disease can also be hereditary. It is important to have an Optometrist to detect for early signs of this disease.
In Canada, there are 3 primary type of eye care professionals provide services. Optometrists are doctors of optometry. They are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent diseases and disorders of the eye and its related structures. Optometrists may also provide, fit and adjust glasses and contact lenses for patients who require them. Ophthalmologists are physicians who graduated from medical school that have special training in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the eye. They may diagnose and treat ocular diseases either by medical or surgical means. Opticians provide, fit and adjust glasses and contact lenses and are often found in a retail setting.