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The Canadian Association of Optometrists Recommends Adults Over Age 65 Get Their Eyes Examined Annually

When it comes to eye health, prevention is the name of the game

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 provides coverage for senior citizens

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.

Many eye diseases do not present symptoms

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.

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What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

During the eye exam itself we will perform a series of tests using digital technology and measuring equipment. During the exam it is important that you detailed about your test results, as we will rely on your feedback during some of the tests to inform our measurements.

The entire exam from start to finish should take about an hour.
Sometimes we go a little longer to answer questions or help you choose new eyewear. We have a great selection of top quality frames and lenses to offer you!

Important Information About Eye Exams

For most Seniors, an annual eye exam is recommended

Unless advised by our Optometrist, booking your eye exam once per year is all you need.

We recommend getting digital photography and OCT testing done to monitor changes to your eye health over time.

We direct bill many insurance providers

If you are covered by a medical benefits program from companies like Manulife, Blue Cross or Sunlife (and more, ask us when you book), you may be eligible for full or partial coverage for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

NTOC Testimonials

  • Since 2004, Dr. Peacock and Dr. Amarnath of NTOC have very capably managed my eye care needs in conjunction with my Ophthalmologist. As a regular patient at their clinic, I can attest to their competence and to their hightech equipment. The NTOC Optometrists have an excellent working relationship with the two Ophthalmologists who have privileges at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. This is so important to their patients who are determined to require the next level of eye care. Their staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. NTOC is a great place to entrust your eyes.

    J.J. Paul Whiteside, CMA, FCMA, Alliston

  • Dr. Amarnath and Dr. Peacock have been more than accommodating under both our planned and emergency situations. NTOC always provides flexible options and they are always happy to see us. Each visit is a very positive experience. The services and products they provide are comprehensive, but not high-pressured, and they provide service and guarantees that are much higher than industry standards. We totally enjoy and appreciate being their patients and recommend NTOC without reservation.

    Maryann & Gordon Foy, Alliston

  • When I experienced a serious eye condition in 2006, I was very impressed with the knowledge, expertise, and quick response by Dr. Amarnath and his team at NTOC. I was referred to an eye specialist the very same day, and my follow-up care was thorough and efficient, even to this day. This team works with absolute professionalism, and I would highly recommend them to my family and friends.

    Gregg Fullarton, Cookstown

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Peacock since 2002, and find him to be very competent and thorough. Dr.Peacock genuinely listens to any concerns I have about my eyes, and takes the time to enquire with interest about my family. His team is always pleasant, polite and helpful, making me feel very comfortable when I visit the clinic.

    Patricia Murphy, New Tecumseth

  • I was very impressed with my first visit. From the moment I walked in, the staff was more than friendly and she did her best to explain procedures and tests that would be done today. I am a very nervous eye patient and Dr. Peacock did everything to ease my tensions and explain all procedures. When choosing my glasses, I felt very confident in her suggestions and was very pleased with the time taken to ensure the correct choice and fit. All in all, I am thrilled with my choice of optometrist office. And, I look forward to my next visit. Something I have never experienced before. Thank you.

    Merry Clayton, New Tecumseth