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OHIP Coverage

People between the ages of 0-19 and 65 and over are covered by OHIP for their appointments. Contact lens assessments, vision therapy and some diagnostic tests are not covered by OHIP. Those who have certain eye and medical conditions are covered between the age of 20 and 64, including diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, for example. Your optometrist will be able to make the decision if you are eligible for OHIP coverage when they do a full eye examination. Those who are covered under OHIP are eligible for a full eye exam once a year, as well as partial appointments as needed within the year.

In February 2022, the Ministry of Health issued an extension of expired Health Cards until September 30th, 2022.  The date is nearing and we wish to remind you to check the expiry date of your health card prior to your appointment if it's after October 1st, 2022. ALL RED&WHITE health cards without expiry dates will no longer be valid after September 30th, 2022.

IF YOUR HEALTH CARD IS EXPIRED, YOU WILL NOT HAVE OHIP COVERAGE STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2022 AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR YOUR HEALTH SERVICES.