The government has neglected eye care for years. OHIP now only covers half the cost of an exam. We can no longer subsidize these with other non-OHIP exams. Visit http://saveeyecare.ca (link) to let your MPP know that you don’t want access to be limited for our most vulnerable (kids, seniors)
The system was already broken before COVID. Please help us implore your MPP to work with the Association to consider our more sustainable solutions.
Ontarians need better eye care coverage! If nothing is done, our current situation will lead to reduced access to eye care. Please help urge the government to work with us to find a sustainable solution at https://saveeyecare.ca/#story (link)
The government claims funding has increased by 15%, but the increase was purely utilization (ie. aging population becoming eligible and relying more on OHIP). The fee per exam has not kept up with inflation since 1990. Optometrists LOSE MONEY on each OHIP exam and have to try to make it up elsewhere. Please help us by signing the petition at https://saveeyecare.ca/#story to get the government to work with us to find a sustainable solution.
Optometrists facing hard decisions when it comes to keeping practices open (link to London CTV News)
With strict physical distancing and infection control guidelines, optometrists are returning to work with patient volumes reduced by 50 per cent, resulting in the loss of nearly two million comprehensive eye exams over the next 12 months.