Eye Care Services
Our team of optometrists takes a preventative approach to eye health and we take the time to listen to your concerns. Your eye exam will include:
- Complete case history of your general health, medications you may be taking, and any vision problems you may be experiencing.
- Testing which includes measuring your current level of vision, determining the optimal prescription for your eyeglasses and assessing eye muscle coordination.
- Assessment of the fit and vision of your contact lenses if you wear any.
- Internal and external examination of your eyes with a slit lamp microscope and several types of ophthalmoscopes. Some systemic diseases may be detected during an internal eye examination, such as diabetes or hypertension.
- Measurement of the pressure inside your eyes. This is one factor considered in assessing your eyes for glaucoma.
- We provide specialized testing such as retinal imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and Humphrey visual field analysis to allow for earlier detection of ocular diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Bloor West Optometry
Why do I need an eye examination if I have 20/20 vision?
Early diagnosis of eye disease is critical! Eye disease rarely has any symptoms in the early stages. As many as one in six patients who present for a routine eye exam have no symptoms of disease. Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are only some of the reasons an annual eye examination is so important.
Based on the clinical findings, our doctors will develop a customized treatment plan. Your plan may include specialized eye wear to enhance the quality of your vision, discussion of preventative eye health measures and medical treatments for ocular disease.
We are able to prescribe medications for many eye conditions including ocular inflammation and infections. If it is determined that you require surgery or further medical treatment, we will arrange an appointment with the required specialist.
Tele-Optometry virtual care remains available for those who prefer to stay home and will be recommended by our doctors when deemed appropriate.
Our Optometry Insurance Options
We now offer direct billing! Do you have third-party coverage for vision care? Ask our staff about direct billing when visiting us for your eye exam, or when purchasing new eyewear. Be sure to bring your policy information with you.
Patients may be covered by their own insurance plans. Please contact your Benefits Provider to inquire. Below are some frequently used plans:
- Great West Life, 1-800-461-6090 or 1-800-665-2648
- ManuLife and Maritime Life, 1-800-268-6195
- Sun Life, 1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-361-2128 X2693
- Green Shield, 1-888-711-1119
- Blue Cross, 1-800-234-8881 or (416) 626-1688
Many providers allow direct billing, including:
OHIP Coverage Of Vision Care
One full eye examination annually.
20 to 64 years
One full eye examination annually for people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes or glaucoma. Check with your optometrist for details.
Patients receiving benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997, the Ontario Works Act, 1997 or the Family Benefits Program are eligible for a full eye examination once every 24 months
65 years and over
One full eye examination annually.
Changes do not affect ophthalmology or specialist services for patients of any age with medical conditions or diseases affecting the eyes (cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration…etc), but they are by referral only and require a letter of referral from your optometrist.