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Eye Exams

For all ages and conditions

COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATIONS

At Vue Vision Centre our eye doctors will perform comprehensive digital eye examinations for children, adults and seniors. During a comprehensive eye exam our doctors will not only determine the need for glasses and/or contact lenses, but also assess how your eyes work as a pair (binocular vision), evaluate the health of your eyes for ocular eye diseases and conditions and look for any ocular indications of systemic health complications. That is why we offer OCT retinal scans, retinal photography, visual fields, computerised vision charts and advanced pre-screening tests. Should your doctor detect an issue that may require further eye treatment or care by an ophthalmologist, our office will take care of all the arrangements to ensure the best level of care.


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Senior eye exam

SENIOR EYE EXAMS (Covered By OHIP)

Age 65+
Frequency: Every Year

As we age our eyes become more susceptible to eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). With early detection and treatment we can prevent vision loss, slow the development of certain eye diseases and provide corrective options to restore visual clarity.

At Vue Vision we strongly recommend that all seniors have their eyes examined by an optometrist yearly, unless a particular condition requires more frequent visits. A comprehensive eye examination is covered through OHIP, but if advanced testing is required due to the presence of eye disease, an additional private fee will be added if your condition or risk profile necessitates it. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding whether your eye condition is covered and whether advanced testing will be necessary based on your current eye health. In Ontario, seniors are always covered for eye health emergencies such as pink eye, ocular injuries and red eye. Our doctors are ready and happy to help during any of your ocular emergencies.

To ensure optimal vision and eye health, book your next eye exam at Vue Vision Centre.

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Adult eye Exam

ADULT EYE EXAMS (Private fees)

Age 19-64 years
Frequency: Every 1-2 years

Adults should have their eyes examined by an optometrist yearly. A comprehensive adult eye examination will not only assess your glasses prescription, but also evaluate your overall eye health and risk profile, which can be the first step in detecting and treating disease.

To ensure optimal vision and eye health, book your next eye exam at Vue Vision Centre.

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Pediatric Eye Exams

PEDIATRIC EYE EXAMS (Covered by OHIP)

Age: 0-19 years
Frequency: Every year starting at 6 months of age and definitely a must before JK begins.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children have their first eye exam at the age of 6 months. Early eye exams are important because so much of learning is visual. Children need basic visual skills including near vision, distance vision, ability to focus using the eyes together as a team, peripheral awareness and motor/vision coordination.

We are accepting patients for vision performance testing for children who are struggling in school or having difficulty holding attention during near tasks. Like seniors in Ontario, children are always covered for eye health emergencies such as pink eye, ocular injuries or any other needs. We would be happy to help them in case of an ocular emergency. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding whether your child is covered for his or her eye condition.

To ensure optimal vision and eye health, book your next eye exam at Vue Vision Centre.

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Diabetic Eye Exams

DIABETIC EYE EXAMS (Covered By OHIP)

Age: 20+
Frequency: Every Year

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in North America for patients under 65 years old. Diabetes is a systemic disease which affects the entire body, including the eyes. Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of a number of vision-threatening eye problems, and as a result, need to have their eyes examined at least once a year. OHIP will cover a yearly eye exam to help monitor your risk of diabetic retinopathy. Unfortunately, OHIP does not cover advanced testing but it is highly recommended that all diabetics receive advanced screening to aid in diagnosing and managing diabetic complications that may occur over time. Your doctor may recommend more frequent testing, depending on your individual eye health needs. Over time, high blood sugar associated with diabetes damages blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can develop leaks as a result of the damage. As blood and fluid leak into the retina, it eventually starts to swell, causing blurred vision. Without treatment, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness. Because patients with diabetes have a higher chance of developing eye diseases, they need eye exams that take a more thorough approach. Vue Vision is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology to help us detect eye diseases before they can cause permanent vision loss. Through digital imaging, we can screen for retinal problems and monitor the slightest changes in your retinal health.

To ensure optimal vision and eye health, book your next eye exam at Vue Vision Centre.

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Eye Exam

PLAQUENIL/METHOTREXATE use EYE EXAM (Covered By OHIP)

Age: 20+
Frequency: Every Year

Due to the added risk of ocular complications with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatments such as plaquenil and methotrexate, OHIP covers yearly exams provided that a request for a major eye exam form is filled by the prescribing doctor or proof of medication prescribed is present at the time of the exam. It is recommended that patients using these drugs have a comprehensive eye exam that consists of an assessment of the posterior segment with careful evaluation of associated macular changes or signs of retinal disease. Baseline testing should be completed within the first year of drug therapy in order to rule out any pre-existing retinal conditions in addition to documenting the structural and functional ocular status of the patient. Unfortunately, OHIP does not cover advanced testing, but it is highly recommended that all RA patients using the above medications have advanced screening performed to aid in diagnosing and managing toxicity complications that may occur over time with their use. Vue Vision is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology to help us detect eye diseases before they can cause permanent vision loss. Through digital imaging, we can screen for retinal problems and monitor the slightest changes in your retinal health. Our doctor may recommend coming in more frequently, depending on your individual eye health needs.

To ensure optimal vision and eye health, book your next eye exam at Vue Vision Centre.

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EXAM COVERAGE/INSURANCE (DIRECT Billing Available)

OHIP does not cover eye tests or examinations for those individuals between 20 and 64 years of age unless you have a specific condition that is covered by OHIP. These individuals are covered, for a routine vision examination, once a year (plus a day). They are also covered for minor vision examinations, only specific to their primary eye/health condition. Please contact our office to see if your eye condition or general health condition is covered. On occasion, our doctors may need to examine you to determine whether or not you are eligible for OHIP coverage. The government guidelines are such that the patient must have the condition, and is not simply at risk for that condition. Always bring your valid health card to every appointment to our office or to any specialist’s office, which we may refer you to.

Many of our patients may have coverage through their own insurance plans. Unfortunately, because of the Privacy Act, our office cannot contact your personal insurance company to determine if you are covered. You must personally contact them. In certain circumstances, your employer may have a Benefits Provider contact, who may be able to answer any questions regarding vision coverage.


Following is a list of insurance companies we can directly bill for you.

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
CINUP (Johnston Group)
Cowan Insurance Group (managed by Express Scripts Canada)
Desjardins Insurance
First Canadian (Johnston Group)
Great-West Life Assurance Company
GroupHEALTH
GroupSource
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
Johnson Inc.
Manion
Manulife Financial
Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group
Sun Life Financial

If your insurance company was not in the list above you will have to contact them to facilitate your reimbursement. Each company has their own policy, but typically you simply need to provide the insurance company with a paid receipt. On occasion, they may have an additional form for us to fill out. To facilitate your re-imbursement, kindly bring any forms to your appointment or when you pick up your glasses or contact lenses.


Coverage may also be provided by:

Ontario Works
Ontario Disability Act
Community and Social Services (MCSS)
Veteran Affairs
Native Affairs

If you feel that you may be covered by any of the groups listed above, you must let us know PRIOR to coming in for your appointment. Some of the groups require authorization to claim eligibility and this may take several days to weeks to obtain the appropriate documentation.

FEES FOR EYE EXAMS

The fee for an eye examination varies depending on the number of tests provided. Our fee structure meets the guidelines provided by the College of Optometrists of Ontario and The Canadian Association of Optometrists. We are proud to provide our patients with the highest level of eyecare.

EMERGENCY EYE CARE

We will make every effort to accommodate patients with red eyes, painful eyes, ocular foreign bodies, sudden vision changes, sudden floaters or flashes of light. Please call our office to book an appointment as we dedicate certain appointments only for ocular emergencies.



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