FAQs

FAQs

Firstly, if you are considering an eye exam in Toronto but still have questions or things you want to clarify, rest assured, you are not alone. Based on the questions we received over the many years we’ve examined, diagnosed and treated eye conditions in the Toronto area, we’ve come up with a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding eye exams. However, if you still have questions after consulting our FAQs, do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email or by also using our website.

How much does an eye exam cost?
Usually, these exams are covered by your private vision or health car plan. Your eye exam will be cover by OHIP if you are 65 and over, 19 and under or have specific conditions that are deemed insurable by OHIP.  Please call our office to inquire further.
How often should I get my eyes examined?
This depends on your age and previously diagnosed conditions, but a good rule of thumb is to have your eyes regularly checked every 1 to 2 years. The sooner we can spot conditions that require attention, the easier it is to correct.
How flexible are the appointment times?
We try to cater to our patient’s need; thus, we will try to accommodate you as soon as possible. We also have appointments outside of working hours and on Saturdays, so you can have lots of possibilities of scheduling you eye exam in the Toronto area.
How do I have to prepare for my eye exam?
Although not a lot of preparation is required, please be ready to answer questions about what prescription drugs you use and relevant family history. Also, if you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, please bring them with you. Lastly, if your exam requires your pupils to be dilated, we advise having someone else to drive you home.
How long does an eye exam take?
Eye exams can take up to 40 to 50 minutes depending on the tests needed to be done.  Most exams are completed in 20 to 40 minutes.  Please allow extra time if you are a new patient and require to fill paperwork before your examination.
Does my insurance cover eye exams?
Although we do accept most types of vision and health insurance plans, it’s best to ask a few days in advance or when booking your appointment so we can check for you ahead of time.
How much are glasses and contact lenses?
There is no easy and clear answer for this question.  After your eye exam is completed, your optometrist and optician will recommend the type of lenses you would need.   The price will depend on your prescription and also on the type of lenses you require.

These are the most commonly asked questions we receive regarding eye exams. For more information, feel free to contact us via email or phone, or even drop by for a visit at our Beaches office on 2128 Queen St. East, Toronto. We’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions.