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VISION SOURCE LONDON RAISES AWARD-WINNING AMOUNT

FOR EYE CHARITY

 

LONDON, ON -  April1, 2016 — Local optometrist, Dr. Jason Morris and the staff members of Vision Source London, have been acknowledged by Optometry Giving Sight as Bronze award level fundraisers, thanks to their efforts during the 2015 World Sight Day Challenge.

Dr Jason Morris and staff raised funds during World Sight Day 2015 by holding a fundraiser and donating a portion of eye exam fees. This money will be used to support sustainable eye care projects in underserved communities around the world, helping people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired and in urgent need of eye care.

 “We are delighted to have received a Bronze award,” said Dr. Morris. 

 “I have supported Optometry Giving Sight for many many years and am proud to donate to such a worthwhile cause. The World Sight Day Challenge is a great way to help support the millions of people who don’t have access to the basic eye care that we can take for granted.”

 Optometry Giving Sight is committed to supporting programs that focus on training local eye care professionals so that people in need will have access to sustainable eye care from within their own community.

 Thanks to the support of the optical profession, Optometry Giving Sight allocated $1.6 million to 34 projects in 29 countries in 2015, including support to twelve optometry schools in developing countries. The support for optometry schools and educational programs over the years has helped produce qualified local people who screened an estimated 3,704,000 people in 2015.

 For more information about Optometry Giving Sight, visit www.givingsight.org

 

About Optometry Giving Sight:

Optometry Giving Sight is a joint initiative of the World Council of Optometry, the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

About World Sight Day

World Sight Day is an initiative of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO); the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and non government organizations with the shared goal of eliminating avoidable blindness by the year 2020, in order to give all people in the world the right to sight. In 2015, World Sight Day was held on Thursday, October 8. 

About the World Sight Day Challenge
The World Sight Day Challenge is a major fundraising campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight which is designed to raise funds for projects that provide vision care, local training and infrastructure support for people who are blind or vision impaired due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses.

 

OHIP Morris

WHAT OHIP (Ontario Health Card) COVERS
  • basic annual eye exams for seniors (65 and over) and children (19 and younger)
  • basic annual eye exams for individuals 20-64 with serious eye conditions or diabetes
  • basic annual eye exams for individuals on certain medications with ocular side effects
  • for those covered above, unlimited partial eye exams throughout the year

WHAT OHIP DOES NOT COVER
  • fitting of contact lenses or the ongoing monitoring of contact lens wearers
  • photo documentation
  • OCT imaging of retina
  • many tests associated with the diagnosis of glaucoma
  • visual field testing unless there has been a diagnosis of glaucoma or visual field loss needing monitoring
  • red eye / eye infection unless there is a corneal ulcer
  • any testing related to MTO/driver’s licenses
  • any testing or follow-up related to LASIK or corneal crosslinking eye surgery
  • myopia control for children
  • glasses or contact lenses


These are the general rules.  There are many special cases where OHIP (or another government agency e.g. Veterans or Indian Affairs) may still cover the exam fee.   Please chat below or call us at 519-681-3670 to verify.

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Come in an talk to us today as we provide urgent eye care services.    519-681-3670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an appointment request - no referral required.

Depending on your diagnosis and your age, some services may not be OHIP covered.


Free Eye Chart From Vision Source London

Click Here to Download Your Free Eye Chart

Searching for a free eye chart to check your vision at home?

Simply click on the image above, and your download will begin. You can use this eye chart to check your entire family's vision.

Remember: This is not a substitute for a complete medical eye exam by a licensed optometrist. But it could help you identify potential vision problems that demand professional attention.

How to Use the Eye Chart

  1. Print the free eye chart on regular 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper
  2. Tack or tape the chart to a windowless wall in a well-lit room at eye level
  3. Measure ten feet from the wall
  4. Cover one eye (if you wear glasses for distance vision, keep them on)
  5. Have another person point to each line as you read the letters out loud and keep track of which letters you get right
  6. Continue to the bottom row or until you can no longer read the letters
  7. Write down the number of the smallest line where you identified the majority of letters correctly (Ex./ If you were able to read 5 out of 8 letters on line 8, you would write 20/20.)
  8. Cover the other eye and repeat steps 5-7

What Do the Results Mean?

That depends on the age of the person being tested. A 3 to 4-year-old should be able to read the 20/40 line, and a 5-year-old the 20/30 line. Older children and adults should be able to read the majority of letters on the 20/20 line.

If you notice any results that fall outside these standards, be sure to schedule an eye exam with us!   519-681-3670