On Sunday, November 22, 2021, Minister of Health Christine Elliot announced that the province and the Ontario Association of Optometrists will resume negotiations on OHIP Optometrist fees.

As a result of this agreement to resume negotiations, the Ontario Association of Optometrists advised the province that any OHIP eye care services that were impacted by the Ontario optometrist’s job action will resume effective Monday, November 23, 2021.

Effective Monday, November 23, 2021, optometry services will resume for individuals who are:

  • 19 years old or younger and 65 years old and older, they can now receive a major eye examination through their local Ontario optometrist;
  • 20 years old to 64 years old with a specific medical condition that affects their eyes/vision and requires regular monitoring (major eye exam), they can now visit their local Ontario optometrist for this service; and
  • Any individuals who have outstanding medical referrals for major eye examinations, these medical referrals will now be observed by local Ontario optometrists.

Should you have any further questions on the services that are being resumed by Ontario optometrists we encourage you to contact your local optometrists for detailed responses.

For more information, please contact Tobi Mitchell, Health Director, at tobi.mitchell@coo.org.