Why should I get an eye exam?

Why should I get an eye exam?

It’s recommended that you have your eyes examined every 2 years, but do you know why? Most people assume it’s just a visual acuity test, when in actuality it’s much more than that!

Eye Examinations should be treated like a routine check-up from your family doctor. Your Optometrist is checking not only your visual acuity but also the full health of your eyes, inside and out! Having your eyes checked regularly can help your eye doctor to catch early signs of glaucoma and cataracts, both leading causes of blindness worldwide. With regular checkups you be proactive about your health and keep your eyes in their best possible shape!

Want to book an eye exam but not sure if you’re covered? Aside from your own insurance plan, OHIP will cover 1 eye exam every 12 months if you are:

  • 19 and under
  • 65 and over
  • Diabetic
  • Glaucoma patient
  • Cataract patient

Still not sure if you’re covered? Check out OHIP’s official page for Eye Care Coverage to find out!

Want to book an eye exam? You can book ONLINE or give us a call at 905-383-1467 to find our earliest available appointments!

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