Adult & Senior Eye Exams
Eye exams are essential for preventive health care, no matter your age. As we grow older, our eyes undergo changes that put us at risk for developing age-related eye conditions. For this reason, the Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that adults between 20 and 64 have an eye exam every 2 years, and adults over 65 have an eye exam every 12-18 months.
Children’s Eye Exams
Routine eye exams monitor your child’s ocular health, check their visual milestones, and ensure their eyes are developing as expected. Because these eye exams are so essential, OHIP covers an annual eye exam for all children between 0 and 19.
Diabetic Eye Exams
High blood sugar levels are a common symptom of diabetes. When these levels remain elevated for too long, they pose a serious risk, especially to your eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working adults in Canada.
If you have diabetes (or another health condition that affects your eyes), OHIP covers an annual eye exam and any required follow-up appointments.
Contact Lens Exams & Fittings
While contact lenses are generally safe and comfortable to wear, they come in direct contact with the eyes. It’s important to have a contact lens-specific exam where the doctor assesses your ocular health, your vision and the fit of the contact lenses on your eyes to find the perfect lens for you