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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I covered by OHIP? (Ontario Only)

  • If you have diabetes, OHIP will cover a basic eye health exam once every 12 months. Prescription lenses, eye glasses and certain advanced tests such as Retinal Imaging and OCT are not covered by OHIP, however, most extended health benefit plans cover optometry services and products. We would be happy to assist you in determining what your insurance plan covers

 

Am I covered by RAMQ? (Quebec Only)

  • If you have diabetes, RAMQ will cover a diabetes eye examination with dilation of the inner eye and the retina for individuals below 18 and above 65 and individuals that are on welfare. Prescription lenses, eye glasses and certain advanced tests such as OCT and Retinal Imaging are not covered by RAMQ, however, most extended health benefit plans cover optometry services and products. We would be happy to assist you in determining what your insurance plan covers.

 

What are the benefits of seeing an Optometrist?

  • One of the main benefits of visiting an optometrist regularly is that eye health problems can be detected and treated early before they become serious or result in permanent vision loss. Regular visits to the optometrist also ensures your prescription lenses or glasses are working well for you.

 

Do I require a referral?

  • No, we do not require a referral for an eye exam or treatment. However, if you have extended health benefits, you should consult your insurance provider for details regarding your plan, as some companies require you to have a referral dated prior to your initial assessment.

 

Are you accepting new patients?

  • Yes! At LMC Optometry we’re always accepting new patients. We offer you and your family the very best in eye care, competitive prices, and an unparalleled experience. To become a new patient, contact your nearest LMC Optometry location.

 

How much does an exam cost?

  • While the cost of your eye exam may vary depending on your vision needs, at LMC Optometry, we always offer competitive pricing. The cost of your eye exam is also based on the fact that we use current technology (like Retinal Imaging and OCT) that can detect eye diseases, cancer and other vision issues that traditional eye exams might miss. Contact us or your provincial health care provider to find out if your next eye exam is covered. Most provinces in Canada completely or partially cover both children’s and seniors’ eye exams.

 

How often should I get my eyes checked?

  • Many  people believe that there’s no need to get an eye exam since they don’t wear corrective eye wear and haven’t noticed any change in their vision. However, many eye diseases have no noticeable symptoms until later stages of the condition—meaning you might have a serious vision problem and not even know it.
  • Health Canada recommends getting a comprehensive eye exam at least once every 2 years, even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with your eyes. Children, seniors, and anyone who wears corrective eyewear should get their eyes examined annually. As soon as you notice any change in your vision, you should book a comprehensive eye exam with LMC Optometry.

BOOK A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM

An eye exam performed by an LMC Optometrist looks at the entire eye health and visual system, as well as your prescription. Book by phone: 1-833-562-3937, 9AM – 5PM, Monday to Friday