Health Card Coverage
Effective November 1, 2004
Routine eye examinations provided by either an optometrist or physician, for patients aged20 to 64 are no longer covered by OHIP. These individuals pay for this service or have the cost of examinations covered by private insurance.
Increased Coverage for People with Medical Conditions
OHIP is increasing coverage for patients aged 20 to 64 years with medical conditions affecting the eye. Patients can receive a regular eye examination once every 12 months. Prior to November 1, 2004, eye examinations were covered once every two years.
Patients with any of the following conditions can go directly to their optometrist or physician to receive an OHIP insured eye examination: diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, cataract, retinal disease, amblyopia, visual field defects, corneal disease, strabismus.
For further information, please review this factsheet from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care and call our office.
Private Insurance Coverage
For your private insurance coverage inquiries, please contact them directly:
• Great West Life
1-800-461-6090 or 1-800-665-2648
• ManuLife and Maritime Life
• Sun Life
1-800-361-6212 or 1-800-361-2128 X2693
• Green Shield
• Blue Cross
1-800-234-8881 or (416) 626-1688
Dr. Yan L. Liang, Optometrist
#101, 30 Gibson Dr.
Markham ON L3R2S3