Frequently Asked Questions
If I have good vision, why should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
Your ability to read the eye chart is only one part of what we assess!
Besides your vision, we also examine the health of the structures in the eyes,
and how well your eyes work together.
Why does the optometrist recommend dilation at my comprehensive eye examination, even though it makes my vision blurred and light-sensitive?
The larger pupil size allows your optometrist to have a better view inside your eye,
and therefore provide a more thorough assessment of the interior structures.
The eye drops that cause the dilation also affect the muscle that helps you focus up close.
Side effects related to the dilation will resolve after a few hours.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring any current glasses or contact lenses, a list of medications,
your health card, and sunglasses, since you’ll be light-sensitive after pupil dilation.
Is my visit OHIP covered?
Individuals aged 19 and under, and 65 and over, are covered under OHIP for an annual eye examination,
with a valid health card. Individuals with diabetes or specific eye diseases are also covered under OHIP (call to inquire).
We recommend ocular imaging for all of our patients, which is not a service covered by OHIP.
Do you do direct billing for private insurance?
At this time, we are not direct billing private insurance companies.
We recommend checking your coverage eligibility date and amount with
your own private insurance in advance.
Is there free parking?
Yes, there is free parking in the parking lot behind the building.
Why is ocular imaging recommended?
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words! Ocular images capture
more information about your eyes, to assist in the detection of eye diseases.
They also serve as a basis for comparison in future visits so we can monitor for changes over time.
Ocular imaging is recommended to all patients, and especially those with a personal or family history
of diabetes, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, glaucoma, or glaucoma suspicion.
Do I need to make an appointment to look at glasses?
Due to the COVID physical distancing requirements,
we ask that you call ahead to book an appointment for frame selection.
Can I do vision therapy at your clinic even though I have an optometrist already?
Yes. Dr. Sim, our vision therapy optometrist, would be happy to assist you in this aspect of your care,
and will send summaries of the assessment and follow-up appointments back to your primary optometrist.