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You may contact your Benefit Provider to inquire about your coverage. Below are some frequently used plans:
- Great West Life Phone: 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
BOC offers comprehensive eye examinations to assess ocular health and vision. An examination not only assesses a patient’s visual acuity and glasses prescription, but may also reveal a variety of potentially treatable eye diseases. Many diseases leading to permanent vision loss, such as glaucoma and amblyopia, may show no symptoms for years, but are treatable if diagnosed in their early stages. Examinations may also reveal a variety of systemic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and multiple sclerosis. Hence it is important to have routine eye examinations even if you think your vision is fine.
Examinations are recommended beginning at 6 months of age, 3 years old, and yearly thereafter. Adult examinations are recommended every 2 years unless otherwise advised by your optometrist, while senior examinations should be performed on a yearly basis.
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The choice to have laser surgery can be an overwhelming decision. Our optometrists are knowledgeable in the latest advances and technologies in laser eye surgery and are trained to assess whether you are a preliminary candidate for Laser Vision Correction (Lasik). We work directly with all the major laser eye centers in the GTA, including TLC, Bochner and Herzig, and provide you with your follow up care after surgery. We can help provide information and answer any questions you may have regarding surgery. Our doctors will be happy to discuss if you are a candidate for Lasik during your scheduled eye examination or may suggest an alternative surgical procedure.
Patients 65 years and older and under 20 will continue to have OHIP coverage for an eye examination once every 12 months. Please remember to bring your valid OHIP card every time.”
Changes do not affect those with medical conditions or diseases affecting the eyes (cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration…etc). Individuals with one of these eye conditions are covered for annual eye exams under OHIP.