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September 1, 2023 OHIP Updates For Eye Examinations

Starting September 1, 2023, there are some changes to how OHIP covers eye exams in Ontario.

These adjustments are the result of thoughtful discussions between the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Association of Optometrists and are based on sound clinical evidence and expert advice. The shared goal is to ensure all Ontarians have access to the best, up-to-date eye care available and that patients at greatest risk of vision loss are publicly funded by OHIP.

To discover more about how these changes might impact you or your family members, select one of the tabs below. They provide more detailed information about OHIP’s coverage for eye exams across different age groups.

On March 24, 2023, the Ontario Government issued a media release about these changes, which you can read here.


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Caring Optometrist Dr. Mary Saad

Dr. Mary Saad is an experienced optometrist with a strong background in ophthalmology. She earned her Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery (MB BCh) in 2001 from the Faculty of Medicine in Egypt, followed by a Master Degree (MSc) in Ophthalmology in 2007. Dr. Mary completed a three-year ophthalmological residency at University Hospitals in Egypt, gaining valuable experience in corneal, retinal diseases, cataracts, and glaucoma, as well as performing numerous eye surgeries. In 2010, Dr. Mary relocated to Canada and joined the School Of Optometry at the University Of Waterloo. She successfully completed the Canadian Board Examinations and received certification...
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