The Why behind the What ...
An eye exam is not just the quick and dirty thing that you have to do in order to pick new glasses, and those glasses are not just a fashion accessory.
Everyone needs a “family eye doctor” who practices medical optometry to help ensure lifelong better vision and overall health, and who believes that there is no sense in doing anything less than perfectly.
Glasses are an ophthalmic appliance, which means that there is a precise science behind selecting, fabricating, and fitting them … although eyeglass fashion also happens to be a lot of fun.
For nearly three decades, the provincial government has failed to provide sustainable funding for eye care services in Ontario. As a result, optometrists have had no choice but to stop providing OHIP-insured services until the Ministry of Health agrees to an ongoing negotiation process, and to fund eye exams at a level that is not the worst in the country (at minimum, cost recovery).
Please visit www.saveeyecare.ca to make your voice heard, and help #SaveEyeCare in Ontario.