What is included in a full exam?
During a full exam, a complete health examination of the eye and binocular system will be performed. Every full exam includes an Optos image to screen the back of the eye, the retina, for ocular diseases. For more information on the Optos image please visit our tech section. Dilation drops may be used if the doctor determines it is necessary.
Who is covered by OHIP?
OHIP covers eye exams for children up to 19 years of age and seniors aged 65 and over for an eye exam every year. Patients who have medical issues such as diabetes, glaucoma, or macular degeneration are also covered by OHIP.
What tests are covered by OHIP?
OHIP does not cover any additional testing such as an Optos image or Optical coherence tomography (OCT). Visual field testing may be covered if the patient is eligible for OHIP-covered eye exams. Most private health insurances do cover additional testing, please check with your insurance for more details.