What does OHIP currently cover?
Did you know that children and seniors are still covered for eye examinations under OHIP?
- Children – aged 0 to 19 years: One full eye examination annually and unlimited partial assessments throughout that year.
- Adults – 20 to 64: No OHIP coverage for eye examinations unless it is deemed medical necessity. See list below. Contact your extended health plan for added coverage.
- Seniors – 65 and above: One full eye examination annually and unlimited partial assessments throughout that year
People with diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, ambylopia, strabismus, visual field defects, retinal disease and corneal disease will be covered by OHIP. Some ocular emergencies like eye infections are not covered.
Many Ontario insurance companies have added eye examinations to their coverage.
OHIP no longer covers assessments of contact lenses or related problems.
Please contact us to find out what the fees are for non-OHIP covered services.