What to Expect at Your Appointment

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Prior to your exam:

Please login to our patient portal to update your current medication list prior to your scheduled appointment.

Login in using your name, date of birth and cell phone number. A one time passcode will be sent to you via email. Once you have access to your profile please click on Update Medical History. Choose the Medical History tab and enter your medications in the field at the bottom of the page. Please make sure to save your information at the bottom left of the screen.

Day of Appointment Come in a little earlier:

Please check-in at reception 5-10 minutes before your eye exam so we have plenty of time to check through your details and get you ready for your appointment.

If you wear glasses: Please bring your current pair(s) along with you.

If you wear contact lenses: Please be prepared to remove them prior to your exam. If you forget your case and solution, no worries we will provide them for you.

List of your medication

If you were not able to access our portal please bring a list of your current medication, supplements and eye drops, even if they aren’t directly related to an eye health problem. Some medications can impact your eyes and knowing your medication, dosage and how often you take this helps your optometrist to provide you with the best possible eye healthcare.

Vision insurance details:

We can direct bill to many insurance companies. Please provide any benefits/insurance information to reception when you arrive.

Diagnostic testing

Your doctor highly recommends OPTOS/OCT imaging as an important part of your eye exam. This ultra-wide field OPTOS provides the doctor with important information about your eye health that may not be possible to see with conventional tools. There is an additional fee of $70 for this scan

Before you see your optometrist a technician will perform some diagnostic tests. These tests provide the optometrist with important information to help them assess the health of your eyes. We will take a measurement of your inner ocular pressures as well as gather a baseline for your prescription.

If you have an existing prescription and have brought your glasses along with you, the technician will also measure your existing prescription.

Optometrist Examination

Once your diagnostic screening tests are complete the doctor will see you.

You and your doctor will have brief discussion your overall health, eye health history, family history your current ocular/visual needs or any concerns you may have. They’ll also review and discuss the information from your diagnostic tests with you.

During your eye exam, your optometrist will carry out a series of assessments to check your vision, the health of your eyes, and look for any other signs of medical conditions.

To check your vision, your optometrist will perform a refraction test to determine whether you need prescription lenses and which prescription you need to help you see clearly.

They will also examine the health of the front and back of your eyes. This involves adding some painless eye drops to enlarge your pupils so that your optometrist can get a wider and clearer view within your eyes. They’ll use a slit lamp microscope and lens to thoroughly assess the health of your eyes. Eye dilation (“the drops”) can make your vision blurry and your eyes sensitive to light for a few hours, so it’s best to bring sunglasses and arrange for someone to drive you home if you have this test.

After all these tests are complete the optometrist will be able to make vision and eye health recommendations based on your needs.

In some cases further testing may be required. Test may include a visual field test. This is a non-invasive test that uses a computerized screen to determine the sensitivity of your peripheral vision and usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes. Visual field tests are commonly recommended for people at risk of glaucoma but may also be recommended for various other clinical reasons.

Please note that eye exams & visual field exams required by the Ministry of Transportation are not covered by OHIP.

Please be advised that we might recommend some services that are not covered by OHIP. To determine if your benefits will cover any fees, please contact your provider or plan administrator.

  • Non-OHIP Eye Exam $130
  • OPTOS/OCT imaging $70
  • MTO or 3rd party requested exam including visual field tests $220
  • Visual Field test $90
  • Dry Eye consultation & assessment $235
  • Contact lens diagnostic evaluation (fitting) $100-$200

If you’re considering making the move to contact lenses, we can help find the right lens for you. Please let us know if you want to explore contact lens options to suit your prescription and lifestyle needs.

We require 24 hour cancellation notice. If notice is not given, there will be a $50.00 charge applied to your account.