Insurance Information & FAQs in Southern Ontario

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Understand Your Eye Care Coverage

Eye care coverage can be confusing, but our office will walk you through the process. The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers annual eye exams for patients 19 years of age and younger as well as patients aged 65 and older.

If you have underlying visual conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts and diabetes or visual field defects, OHIP may cover an annual exam even if you’re between the ages of 20 and 64.

It’s important to us that our patients have access to quality eye care when they need it. We work with a variety of insurance providers, including:

  • Sunlife
  • Canada Life
  • Manulife
  • Green Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Desjardins
  • Johnson Inc.

If you don’t see your provider listed, please contact our offices to discuss your options with one of our friendly team members.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I covered by OHIP? (Ontario Only)

If you have diabetes, OHIP will cover a basic eye health exam once every 12 months. Prescription lenses, eye glasses, and certain advanced tests such as retinal imaging and OCT are not covered by OHIP, however most extended health benefit plans cover optometry services and products.

We would be happy to assist you in determining what your insurance plan covers.

We would be happy to assist you in determining what your insurance plan covers.

If you have diabetes, RAMQ will cover a diabetes eye examination with dilation of the inner eye and the retina for individuals below 18 and above 65 as well as individuals that receive social assistance.

Prescription lenses, eye glasses, and certain advanced tests such as OCT and retinal imaging are not covered by RAMQ, however, most extended health benefit plans cover optometry services and products.

We would be happy to assist you in determining what your insurance plan covers.

One of the main benefits of visiting an optometrist regularly is that eye health problems can be detected and treated early, before they become serious or result in permanent vision loss. Regular visits to the optometrist also ensure your prescription lenses or glasses are working well for you.

No, we do not require a referral for an eye exam or treatment. However, if you have extended health benefits, you should consult your insurance provider for details regarding your plan, as some companies require you to have a referral dated prior to your initial assessment.

Yes! At LMC Optometry we’re always accepting new patients. We offer you and your family the very best in eye care, competitive prices, and an unparalleled experience. To become a new patient, contact your nearest LMC Optometry location.

Absolutely! At LMC Optometry, we’re happy to care for the ocular health of your entire family, from children to seniors and everyone in between.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that children have their first eye exam between 6 and 9 months old so it’s never too early to get them started on the path to clear vision.

While the cost of your eye exam may vary depending on your vision needs, at LMC Optometry we always offer competitive pricing. The cost of your eye exam is also based on the fact that we use state-of-the-art technology.

We’ve invested in tools like retinal imaging and OCT that can detect eye diseases, cancer, and other vision issues that traditional eye exams might miss. Most provinces in Canada completely or partially cover eye exams for both children and seniors.

Contact us or your provincial health care provider to find out if your next eye exam is covered. 

Bring your insurance information, health card, and current corrective lenses if you wear them. If you wear your contacts to the appointment, be sure to bring your glasses too.

You should also come prepared with information about your health history, any medications you’re taking, and any questions you might have about your vision.

We are well-equipped to treat eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and many others. We are also experienced in the treatment of conditions associated with diabetes.

The earlier an eye disease is detected, the better treatment outcomes can be. We encourage people to make eye care a part of their overall preventative health care.

We have 4 locations to serve you. With offices in Barrie, Brampton, Ottawa, and Thornhill, you’ll get exceptional eye care throughout Southern Ontario.

Information and hours of operation can be found here.

Many people believe that there’s no need to get an eye exam since they don’t wear corrective eyewear and haven’t noticed any changes in their vision. However, many eye diseases have no noticeable symptoms until later stages of the condition—meaning you might have a serious vision problem and not even know it.

The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends getting a comprehensive eye exam at least once every 2 years, even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong with your eyes. Children, seniors, and anyone who wears corrective eyewear should get their eyes examined annually.

As soon as you notice any change in your vision, you should book a comprehensive eye exam with LMC Optometry.

Our friendly staff are happy to answer any and all questions about your appointment, your insurance coverage, or the services we offer. Get in touch with us anytime—we’d love to hear from you!

Our Locations

Barrie

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Brampton

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Thornhill

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Barrie location in the Barrie Primary Care Campus on Bayview Drive.

Contact Information

Address

370 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 7L3

Our Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
11 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You’ll find our Brampton location in SmartCentres Bramport on Bovaird Drive East.

Contact Information

Address

2979 Bovaird Dr E
Brampton, ON L6S 0C6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

LMC Thornhill Optometric Centre is located in the Tim Horton’s plaza, just off Steeles Avenue West.

Contact Information

Address

#5 – 1600 Steeles Ave W
Concord, ON L4K 4M2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed *call for scheduling, we’re open some Saturdays!
Sunday
Closed

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