View Full Version : Eye Doctor question?

01-22-2008, 01:57 PM
I haven't been to the eye doc for a long time and my eyes are getting worse. I can't remember, is the examination covered by OHIP? Also can anyone recomend a good Dr.? Mine has vanished, lol.

01-22-2008, 01:59 PM
Dr. cochamilio sp? Is awesome and a very sweet man.

01-22-2008, 02:01 PM
No longer covered by ohip unless your under 19.

Adults must now pay the cost of eye exams.

01-22-2008, 02:04 PM
Well that sucks lol.

01-22-2008, 02:45 PM
Hubby just had his eyes tested with Dr. Coccimiglio and it cost 80 dollars for the exam.

If you're diabetic, it is covered by OHIP

Super Gram
01-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Dr. Aceti is very good.

01-22-2008, 03:40 PM
My kids and I have Dr. Simpson and my husband has Dr. Betello in the Churchill plaza. I find Simpson to be very nice, he is booking the end of Feburary (I just made appointments Thursday). You pay the eye exam right away, thankfully I can claim it through benefits.

01-22-2008, 04:00 PM
My kids have dr hayes-sheen she is really good, I went to highschool with her. I have Dr whitfield but I wouldn't recommend him he's kinda quiet and weird. My husband has Dr Norris.

01-22-2008, 04:20 PM
Dr. Simpson is great! He is my eye doctor too. I don't know anything about costs since I am diaetic it is covered for me.
(Thanks for the reminder, I've been meaning to make my appointment with him soon)

01-22-2008, 05:36 PM
$80!! Holy poop!! Wonder if i only get my one bad eye checked if it will only cost $40!! HAHA!! I remember getting contacts when I was younger and only being charged for the one, cause that is all I needed!! I thought that was histarical at the time!

01-22-2008, 05:44 PM
well for me its 125 I just paid a month or two ago.. from dr myles office.. and I was willing to pay it cause she a great eye dr.. and being with a perscription over -10 I think ill stay with the person that has cared for my eyes for the last 10 yrs

01-22-2008, 05:46 PM
If you are diabetic it is covered.

Any of the ones in Churchill Plaza are good.

Didn't see the other poster saying diabetics were covered. Sorry for the repeat!

01-22-2008, 08:08 PM
I think seniors are covered after 65.

01-22-2008, 08:28 PM
I have Betello and really like him!

01-22-2008, 08:33 PM
She is mine too, They are wonderful there,

01-22-2008, 08:35 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Thinking Hard</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I think seniors are covered after 65. </div></div>http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/pub/ohip/services.html

General Lee
01-23-2008, 03:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: *Super Gram*</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Dr. Aceti is very good. </div></div>

that is who i have and do not pay a cent as if there is somthing wrong ohip pays it from what i was told

01-23-2008, 03:51 PM
I have very poor eyesight and I still have to pay for my exams. What do you mean by 'something wrong'?

01-23-2008, 07:56 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Evangeline</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have Betello and really like him! </div></div>

Me too.

General Lee
01-23-2008, 07:57 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Who?Me?</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have very poor eyesight and I still have to pay for my exams. What do you mean by 'something wrong'? </div></div>

i have no idea but i pay nothing at all next time i am in i ll ask them i go on monday so

01-23-2008, 08:21 PM
Ohip use to pay for it, but just over 2 years ago they changed that. Now you have to pay for your exams.

01-23-2008, 09:17 PM
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.

Patients aged 20 to 64 who have conditions not listed above may also be covered for a regular eye examination. They should discuss this with their primary health care provider.