There are some big changes to OHIP in September 2021 - IMPORTANT!
Your eye care is worth saving.
Every day optometrists take pride in helping our patients see clearly and preventing blindness. But today we need your help.
For over 30 years, the Ontario government has refused to formally negotiate with optometrists.
In 1989, the Ontario government paid $39.15 for an eye exam.
In 2021, 32 years later, they pay an average of $44.65.
This amount does not come close to covering the cost (including rent, staff, utilities, equipment, taxes and supplies) to provide an eye exam.
This is not sustainable and yet the Ontario government continues to ignore your care.
They have left optometrists with no choice. If they do not prioritize eye care, as of September 1, 2021, access to eye care for millions of Ontarians will end.
We are hopeful that OHIP Optometry services are not stopped in September
September 1st – Ontario Optometrists are withdrawing from OHIP if no agreement is reached with the Ontario government. Conversations with the government have been happening for years with no progress
Optometrists cannot accept payment for insurance services so you cannot pay or use private insurance for eye care. Eyecare for seniors, diabetics and kids will stop.
We have made it easy for you to let your MPP know about this impossible position
Please chat below or call us at 519-681-3670 for more information
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