Throughout the Save Eye Care campaign, many patients have come forward to express support for their local optometrists, and share stories of the care they received. In some of these cases, their visit to the optometrist was a life-changing one. OAO member, Dr. Kathleen Hill, saw patient Jackie Nelson on an emergency basis after Jackie […]
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However, if governments fail to invest in eye care, vision health challenges faced by Canadians will only get worse as the population ages. This is the situation we are facing in Ontario. Decades of underfunding and neglect by the provincial government has pushed the eye care system to the brink.
There are less than 50 days left until Ontarians will lose access to primary eye care services.
Starting September 1st, OHIP patients aged 0-19, 65+, and adults with specific medical conditions will be unable to visit their optometrist.