Frequently Asked Questions

Most eye care experts recommend that you have a complete eye exam once a year, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you currently wear corrective lenses. Children and seniors should have annual exams. Adults with eyeglasses or contact lenses should have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years.

Though there are no hard-and-fast rules, eye care specialists agree on this: everyone needs regular, comprehensive eye exams. Visual screenings done by a family doctor or school nurse will miss many conditions, including serious ones. The sooner a condition is detected, the sooner treatment can begin. Remember, your vision is your future.

All children should have their first eye exam by age 2, and sooner if a problem is suspected.

See our section on Childrens Eye’s for more information.

The chance of having a serious vision threatening complication is much less than 1%. There have been no reported cases of blindness resulting from LASIK or PRK. Though any surgery carries risks, millions of people have had excellent results with laser vision correction.

See our section on Laser Eye Surgery for more information.

An eye examination is covered by OHIP once a year for persons under 20 and those 65 and over. OHIP also covers a major eye exam once every 12 months for persons aged 20 – 64 who have medical conditions requiring regular eye examinations.

For more information, visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

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