Eye Care Services
- Are eye exams, contact lenses and eyeglasses covered by private insurance?
- Do you refer patients to an ophthalmologist when needed?
- Why does the eye doctor put drops in my eyes to dilate my pupils?
- Should I bring my eyeglasses and/or contact lenses to my appointment?
- Are you accepting new patients? Is it necessary to get my file from my last eye doctor?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- Do you accept private insurance for eye care services in your office?
- What are your fees for eye exams?
- Will OHIP cover my eye exam?
- Are you open Saturdays and weeknights?
- Do you offer same day appointments?
- At what age should my children have their first eye exam?
- How often should I have an eye exam?
Many of our patients have private insurance coverage for eye care services. The amount of coverage will depend on the details of each individual plan.
Oxford Optometry works directly with many ophthalmologists . We refer patients for corneal, cataract, retinal surgery and many other ocular disorders or diseases.
Your optometrist may temporarily dilate your pupils (which lasts about 4 hours) using an eye drop in order to properly assess the internal components of the eye (retina, optic nerve and blood vessels). Pupil dilation will make your eyes sensitive to outdoor light and it is a good idea to bring your sunglasses for comfort after your appointment. You may also experience some blurry vision for about 4 to 8 hours.
Yes, it is very important you bring all your eyewear on your visit.
Yes, we are always accepting new patients. On your first visit, your optometrist will determine if your past eye medical records will be necessary. In most cases, they are not.
We accept debit, e-transfer and most major credit cards.
We are happy to submit your insurance claim on your behalf. We have access to most major insurance companies.
Our fees will vary based on the medical situation and complexity of each individual patient and the particular medical services which are rendered. Please call us at (519) 421-3303 to confirm. We would be happy to answer any questions.
Effective November 1, 2004 the Ontario Ministry of Health changed the coverage for eye care services in Ontario. Currently, OHIP will only provide coverage for the following groups below:
- Children aged 0 to 19 years - One full eye examination annually.
- Seniors aged 65 and above - One full eye examination annually.
- Adults aged 20 to 64 years ONLY with certain medical conditions - One full eye examination annually for people with certain medical conditions.
We are not open on the weekend, but are open late on Wednesday evenings until 5:45.
Oxford Optometry prides itself on easy access to our clinic and accommodations are made for same day appointments depending on the severity of the eye problem. If we cannot accommodate your emergency we will direct, you to the nearest hospital emergency dept. We realize that our patients are busy people and we will do our best to facilitate your schedule.
The minimum frequency of examination for those at low risk is as follows:
- Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 24 months) - Infants and toddlers should undergo their first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 9 months.
- Preschool Children (2 to 5 years) - Preschool children should undergo at least one eye examination between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
- School Age Children (6 to 19 years) - School children aged 6 to 19 years should undergo an eye examination annually.
- Adults (20 to 39 years) - Adults aged 20 to 39 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 to 3 years.
- Adults (40 to 64 years) - Adults aged 40 to 64 years should undergo an eye examination every 2 years.
- Adults (65 years or older) - Adults aged 65 years or older should undergo an eye examination annually.
Regular eye examinations are recommended for all patients and age groups. However, your optometrist may increase or decrease the frequency of your eye exams depending on your needs. Rest assured, your eye doctor will recommend what is best for you.
- How long does it take to get contact lenses?
- Can I get contact lenses with my prescription?
- How much do contact lenses cost?
- What is the process for getting contact lenses for the first time?
- Do you carry all the different contact lens types and brands?
Oxford Optometry carries a large inventory with a wide power range of soft disposable contact lenses and many patients can get their lenses immediately. Other types of contact lenses or complex prescriptions are custom designed and manufactured and may take anywhere from one to three weeks.
Contact lenses are suitable for most prescriptions and your optometrist will recommend the best contact lens product for you.
Contact lens costs vary based on the prescription, type and the amount that are purchased. Contact lenses are more affordable than ever and your optometrist will recommend a product that best suits your needs.
Our customized Contact Lens Protection Program (CLPP) is a comprehensive process designed to get you successfully wearing contact lenses. This personalized program includes the following:
- Contact lens prescription and customized corneal measurements
- Your eye doctor’s recommendation for the appropriate contact lens product
- A free trial pair of prescription contact lenses
- Replacement of damaged/ripped disposable lenses
- Follow up contact lens checks
- Exchange of unopened boxes of disposable lenses (i.e.: prescription changes within the covered year)
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Our clinic offer the latest technology in contact lenses and our experienced eye doctors will custom fit you with the right product for your eyes. Whether you need soft disposable, multi-focal or rigid gas permeable your optometrist will recommend what is best for your ocular health, comfort and lifestyle. We also carry a large inventory of contact lens products from all the major manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision and many others.
Laser Eye Surgery
- How do I know if I'm a candidate for laser eye surgery?
- Who do you recommend for laser eye surgery?
- Is laser eye surgery a safe and effective procedure to eliminate my need for eyeglasses or contact lenses?
During the consultation, your optometrist will perform a number of eye tests and collect important ocular measurements to determine your candidacy.
Oxford Optometry provides both pre and post-operative management of laser eye surgery for our patients. We have developed very strong relationships with the highest quality surgical centres and work closely with the ophthalmic surgeons at TLC and LASIK Laser Eye Centres.
Laser eye surgery is a safe and effective procedure for most individuals with healthy eyes and a wide variety of prescriptions. Most patients will obtain complete elimination of their prescription with the initial procedure and only very few may require a second procedure to eliminate the rest. However, laser eye surgery is not for every patient and only a thorough eye examination can determine individual candidacy.