All of our Eye Doctors at Kanata Optometry Centre are registered and certified to prescribe medications to treat eye problems.

Eye Care Access Improved for Ontarians

New Regulations Give Ontarians Better Access to Eye Care

The Ontario Government approved a regulation on April 6, 2011 that allows Ontario’s optometrists to start prescribing medications for their patients. Optometrists will now be able to prescribe treatments for conditions ranging from routine bacterial eye infections to more serious diseases including glaucoma.

The change will alleviate wait times in emergency rooms and walk-in clinics for patients with eye-related problems.

“This is great news for our patients and everyone in Ontario,” notes Dr. John Mastronardi of Windsor, President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO). “Most of our members have been educated and trained to prescribe medications for years. We are pleased that the Ontario government has made changes that will broaden access to medically necessary services across the province.”