To our valued patients,
The Ontario Association of Optometrists has launched a job action in order to address the result of 30+ years of constant lack of funding.
For every OHIP patient that we see, optometrists subsidize more than 50% of the province's eye care cost, out of pocket. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our optometrists continued to provide eye care services without remuneration. As we slowly reopen, we are investing in PPE and safety equipment to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, which adds to the costs of seeing an OHIP patient. This, unfortunately, is not a sustainable practice.
We would like to stay committed to our patients by providing an essential service but due to the current circumstances, we are in a crisis.
Please take 30 seconds to sign and share the petition at www.saveeyecare.ca. We also encourage you to write to your MPP, Ministry of Health, and the Ontario Premier. We would appreciate your support during these unprecedented times.
York Mills Eye Clinic