Save Eye Care

Save Eye Care

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Diane Zipay started this petition to Ontario Minister of Health. and

After a recent visit to our Optometrist we learned that as of Sept 1, 2021, because we are senior citizens and our eye care is covered by OHIP, we will no longer have access to care. This will be the case, as well, for citizens 19 years of age and younger and even those who are partially covered by OHIP due to private insurance.. There is a flyer posted in your Optometrist's office titled "Save Eye Care" Optometrists to stop accepting OHIP Sept 1st. This is somewhat misleading as you would think that you now have to pay out of pocket. However this is not the case. After some investigating, we learned that, in fact, your doctor will no longer see you.

Optometrists have never had a formal negotiation process with the government. OHIP covers only 55% of the cost of a routine visit. The rest is absorbed by the Optometrist.

This issue was not addressed in the 2021 budget and likely most people are not even aware of the situation. We need this to change. 

If your vision is important to you please sign the petition.

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