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OHIP Information

Comprehensive eye health and vision exams in Ontario are covered by OHIP once every year for:

  • Patients up to 19 years of age
  • Over 65 years of age

Most vision plans cover the cost of a comprehensive eye health and vision exam every two years.

Patients aged 20 to 64 years with the following are still possibly insured by OHIP annually:

  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eye)
  • Retinal Disease
  • Corneal Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Ocular emergencies like eye infections are usually not covered. For more information, please visit the website for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.