Research shows that ¾ of vision loss can be prevented assuming early detection and treatment. Most eye diseases are asymptomatic in their initial stages, another important reason for regular eye health visits. Unless otherwise advised by an Optometrist, an annual eye exam is sufficient for a healthy adult.
Thanks to the technology we employ and the experience of our Optometrists and staff, you can count on a detailed eye exam. During your eye exam we will:
Prior to performing any exam procedures, we complete a few diagnostic tests.
An Optometrist will perform the following exam procedures after initial diagnostics have been completed:
If you have medical coverage extended to you from your employer, chances are good that your benefits include coverage for scheduled eye exams.
Most benefits providers offer coverage for eye exams once every eighteen or twenty-four months.
Note that eye exams for children (age 0 – 19) or seniors (age 65 or over) are covered by OHIP once per year.
New technologies, such as an OCT scan, enable us to gain a clear and in-depth assessment of your eye health. We can detect the onset of eye diseases earlier, and leveraging these technologies we are able to more effectively monitor their progression over time.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists Recommends Adults Over Age 65 Get Their Eyes Examined Annually
In most cases, vision loss is permanent. This means that prevention is always the goal, as the odds of reversing vision loss from glaucoma or AMD are quite low.
OHIP allocates coverage for annual eye exams for all senior citizens who are aged 65 and older.
Other medically-necessary eye appointments may also be covered. We will inform you of coverage and next steps when appropriate
The initial stages of many eye diseases are asymptomatic, meaning that by the time you begin to notice changes to your vision there may already been significant loss.
Since vision loss is irreversible in most cases, early detection and prevention are your best (and only) line of defense.