Eye care concerns

Dear Editor:

Do your readers realize that OHIP does not cover all the cost of an eye exam by the optometrist? The optometrist  is paid only half the cost!

With the current pandemic requiring social distancing, the optometrist can see only half the patients, so their bottom line is impacted even more. They could send patients to the hospital or the family doctor, but this would result in the patient being sent back to the optometrist again.

Please bring this omission in your eye care to your local MPP and urge him to bring this omission to your MP. Who would ever have thought that OHIP  doesn’t cover all the cost of your eye care?

Do you need some eye care soon? Then be sure to do this now! You need to move.

Sytske Drijber,