Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you offer direct billing?
Yes we do! We direct bill to most major insurance plans. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you so that we can set up direct billing for your eye exam. Currently, we are only able to direct bill comprehensive eye exams on your behalf. Patients will need to submit claims manually for all other eye care services (such as contact lens fittings, dry eye assessments and purchased products).
How much does an eye exam cost?
What should I bring to my appointment?
First of all, bring any and all questions you have about your eye health! Also bring your OHIP card and insurance plan card if you would like us to direct bill your exam. If you can, please also bring your current glasses and contact lens box/labels to your appointment. This will give us a starting point - it’s important to know where we’ve been in order to get where we’d like to go!
Can I get a same-day appointment?
A comprehensive eye exam for adults not covered under OHIP is $130. The charge for a retinal photo is $25 (this is included in the eye exam fee). Contact lens fittings start at $50 if you have worn contact lenses before, $75 if this is your first time (we'll spend additional time to allow you to learn how to insert, remove and clean your contacts). The fee for a dry eye assessment is $169 and includes a customized complimentary kit of at-home therapies you will need!
Will OHIP cover my visit?
Absolutely! New and existing patients can book same-day appointments Tuesday - Thursday and Saturday. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that you contact the office to book an appointment before stopping by.
If you are 19 or under, 65 or older, or diabetic your eye exam will be covered by OHIP once a year. If you have had your OHIP exam in the past 12 months but require a follow up, give us a call!
How often should I see my optometrist?
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends yearly eye exams for children and seniors, every two years for everyone in between. If you have certain systemic conditions or take specific medications, yearly eye exams may also be indicated.
What conditions can an optometrist treat?
If you have a vision or eyeball related issue, your optometrist should be your first stop! We can treat vision problems like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), presbyopia (trouble focusing on near objects) and astigmatism (unequal focus). We can also diagnose and manage ocular conditions such as dry eye, eye and eyelid infections, glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration. The list goes on. Check out my blog for more info!
How can I tell if my child needs glasses?
The best way to know for sure is to bring them in for an eye exam. If your child squints often, is sensitive to light or is having trouble with reading these may be indicators that they need glasses. Other things to look out for include eye turns, excessive eye rubbing and trouble with hand-eye coordination or colour perception.