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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.

Related Information on Private Insurance >> Direct Insurance Billing

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

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