Our passion is your eyecare.
At Kanata Optometry Centre our doctors, together with our team of optometric technicians, will provide you with the most comprehensive eye examination possible.
Your eye examination is customized based on your needs, interests, age, ocular health and medical history.
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How often do I need my eyes checked?
At Kanata Optometry Centre your eye exam is customized based on your needs and interests, your age, your ocular health and medical history. Your Eye Doctor will let you know how often you should have your eyes examined.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following as a general guide:
6 months of age – first exam
Preschool (2 to 5 years of age) – at age 3, and prior to entering elementary school
School age (6 to 18 years of age) – annually
Adult (19 to 64 years of age) – every one to two years
Older adult (65 years and older) – annually
People with ocular or medical health conditions – as determined by your eye doctor
What does an eye exam involve?
Each eye examination is customized to our patients. A typical examination will include:
Questions about your vision, general health, current medications, family history, and visual demands due to your working environment or hobbies
Assessment of your visual acuity with letters, words, or (for children) pictures on eye charts
Tests of your binocular vision ability to use your eyes together
Refractive and accomodation (focusing) testing
Examination of your eyes from front to back using microscopes, lights, and magnifying lenses to look for signs of eye disease
If you are 10 years of age or older, or if your doctor requires, a measurement of your eye pressure
What do I need to bring to my eye exam, and how long will it take?
Bring your most recent pair of glasses with you, even if you don’t wear them anymore. If you wear contact lenses bring your latest box. Be prepared to provide us with your previous eye and medical history and to let us know if you have any special visual requirements related to your work or recreational activities. Also, a list of medications, eye drops, vitamins, and supplements that you are currently taking is very helpful.
Plan to be in the office for approximately 60 minutes. We recommend bringing a pair of sunglasses for your trip home, as some of the tests can make your eyes sensitive to light.
What if I want to have laser eye surgery?
If you are thinking about laser eye surgery, make sure to let us know when booking your appointment. There are important steps for you to take to ensure that we can complete your laser assessment on the same day.
My eyes seem fine... Why should I get them examined?
Changes in vision usually occur slowly, and often people are unaware that they are no longer seeing 20/20. Also, sight-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration do not cause perceptible changes in vision when they first begin. An eye exam will ensure that you are seeing as well as possible, and can detect eye diseases in their early stages before permanent vision loss has occurred.
How much is an eye exam?
Our fees will vary based on your own ocular or medical situation and the diagnostic or refractive testing required for each individual patient.
Does OHIP cover eye exams?
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:
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.
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Note: Although OHIP does cover eye examinations for some people, there are some tests used by our doctors that are not OHIP insured. These tests are done as necessary in order to give you the best possible eye care.
Do you accept private insurance for eye care services in your office?
Most of our patients will have private insurance coverage for eye care services through their place of employment or purchased on their own. The specific amount of coverage will depend on the details of the plan.
Patients will pay us directly for eye care services and will be provided with an official receipt for reimbursement from their insurance company. Some private insurers will require forms to be filled out and signed by our eye doctors.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept CASH, VISA, MasterCard and debit.