Comprehensive Eye Exams in Ottawa

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Why Eye Exams Matter

We believe that comprehensive eye exams are not just about checking your vision but also vital for your overall eye health and wellness. Our friendly and dedicated team is committed to providing you and your family with high quality eyecare. We want to make your optometry visits as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Book an appointment with us today.  

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How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

Regular eye exams are essential for everyone. Here are some general guidelines by age group:

  • Infants (0-1 years old): a first exam can start as early as 6 mths so the Dr can check for diseases of infancy and ensure there is no large vision correction required in one or both eyes.
  • Youth (1—19 years old): Annually
  • Adults (20—64 years old): Every 2 years
  • Seniors (65+ years old): Annually ( Please be advised, OHIP now only covers every 18 months.)

If you have certain health conditions like diabetes, more frequent eye exams may be recommended. Learn more about our specialized diabetic eye exams.

Eye Exam Coverage 

As of September 1, 2023, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) updated coverage for different eye exams. Patients ages 20—64 with certain sight-threatening conditions may receive annual comprehensive exams and up to 2 follow-up partial eye exams. 

Let’s break it down by age.

Kids Eye Care Coverage

OHIP provides comprehensive eye exam coverage for individuals age 19 and younger, permitting 1 annual OHIP-insured exam. Additionally, partial exams addressing specific eye or vision issues are covered. However, OHIP does not cover second opinions from different optometrists.

OHIP covers annual eye exams for those aged 20—64 with specific sight-threatening conditions. These include diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts (if surgery is needed), and more. Patients can have 2 follow-up partial exams annually. Adult strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye) are no longer included in OHIP-insured exams.

Patients 65+ years of age are eligible for OHIP-covered comprehensive eye exams every 12—18 months based on sight-threatening conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, and more. Those without these conditions can get OHIP-covered exams every 18 months. If needed, seniors can also have up to 2  OHIP-covered partial exams, such as eye pressure checks.

Eye Exams Are Important for Your Whole Family

Our commitment to your family’s eye health spans generations. We welcome patients of all ages, starting with the tiniest members as young as 6 months. We understand that eye care is important from the very beginning of life and continues to be a vital aspect of overall wellness, even if you have  20/20 vision.

Our dedication to comprehensive eye care extends to children through our active participation in the Eye See…Eye Learn program, which puts a child’s vision in the hands of experienced professionals who truly care about their development.

Learn more about children’s eye exams.

What Can You Expect During a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

During your comprehensive eye exam at Conroy Optometric Centre,  our dedicated team is here to provide you with compassionate care, prioritizing your vision through modern equipment and technology. 

 Here’s what you can expect.

Vision Testing

We assess your vision to determine if you need corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.

Our optometrists thoroughly examine your eyes to detect signs of eye diseases or conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration.

We employ modern diagnostic tests to gather information about your eye health. Some of these tests may not be covered under OHIP, but are vital for early detection and management of eye diseases.

Conroy Optometric Centre  always strives to be at the forefront of eye care technology. We use contemporary tools and equipment to help achieve accurate and comprehensive diagnoses.

If you’re interested in contact lenses, we go the extra mile with a dedicated exam and fitting to provide you with the comfort and educational vision care you deserve. Learn more about our contact lens exams, fittings, & brands.

Our commitment to your eye health goes beyond a routine check-up. We’re dedicated to providing you with the advanced care, constantly integrating new developments, so that you can enjoy healthy, clear, and worry-free vision.

Take the First Step to Better Eye Health

Don’t compromise on your eye health. Book an eye exam with Conroy Optometric Centre today. Our dedicated eye doctors prioritize your complete eye health to work towards clear vision, detect eye diseases, and optimize eye comfort. We’re here to support you on your journey. Book an appointment with us today.

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