Huge advances have been made in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease, providing many options for the preservation and restoration of vision that simply were not available until recently. With the large number of diagnostic and treatment options available, OHIP has had to limit coverage to those tests or treatments they deem medically necessary.
Tests or treatments deemed not medically necessary are therefore not covered by OHIP. Many of these non-covered options offer very tangible benefits to patients such as earlier detection of glaucoma, better monitoring of AMD, better night vision, and more accurate cataract surgery outcomes.
Your ophthalmologist can explain the options available to you so that you can make an informed decision on whether you would prefer to pay for these non-OHIP options.