POLICIES

PHIPA Privacy & Security 

We possess private, confidential information about patients, their health and their care, including the electronic medical record. Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) was established in 2004 andprovides a set of rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information. We adhere to all policies and procedures outlined in PHIPA so that you can trust that your information is kept confidential. Click here for more information.

OHIP Coverage For Optometry Services

OHIP covers the cost of one annual comprehensive eye examination plus any follow-up assessments that may be required for:

  • Children 0 to 19 years old
  • Seniors aged 65+

For adults aged 20 to 64 years, OHIP does not cover comprehensive eye examinations unless you have a specific condition affecting the eyes that requires regular monitoring. OHIP covers one annual comprehensive eye examination and any related follow-up appointments related to the condition. Covered conditions are:

  • diabetes mellitus
  • glaucoma
  • cataract
  • retinal disease
  • amblyopia
  • visual field defects
  • corneal disease
  • strabismus
  • recurrent uveitis
  • optic pathway disease