Wide range of services:

Comprehensive eye exam, emergencies, contact lenses, safety glasses, full dispensary of glasses and sunglasses.


Your child may not realize they have a vision problem since it is the only vision they know, that is why an eye exam is so important.  Children should have their first eye exam around 6 months of age and then annually.  There is no fee associated with children’s eye exams as they are covered by their Ontario health card.  During a child’s exam sometimes drops need to be used to let the eye muscle relax so that we can more accurately evaluate their vision.


There is more to your eyes than just 20/20 vision.  A full eye exams includes an evaluation of vision, refraction (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism), binocular vision, eye muscle balance and ocular health.  Dilating drops are often recommended as they allow a larger view of the retina (back of the eye).  This is especially important in the detection and monitoring of diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, floaters or spots in the vision along with many other eye conditions.

Fees & Recommendations:

Comprehensive eye examination (adults 20-64 years): 90$ – includes digital retinal imaging. – every 2 years (private insurance).

OHIP or Government insured services:

Children 19 & under: annual exam

Adults 65 years & over: annual exam

Adults 20-64 years:

  • ODSP: every 2 years
  • Ontario Works: every 2 years
  • Department of Indian Affairs – Status coverage: every 2 years
  • Certain eye conditions/medical conditions: annual exam

If your insurance company allows us we will submit and collect payment on your behalf, this can be verified when you come into the office.  We recommend that you check your insurance benefits before coming into the office to insure that you are due for your routine assessment and glasses.

In Ontario eye care services were de-regulated in 2004.  Since that time most insurance companies now include coverage for eye exams typically every 2 years.  However some people remain covered under the provincial health benefits (OHIP).  Children 19 and under are covered for routine annual eye exams.  Adults 65 years and over are equally covered annually.  Adults between the ages of 20-64 years are covered under certain circumstances such as if they have diabetes or certain different eye conditions which may be diagnosed during the course of a regular eye exam.

LASIK co-management:

Laser vision correction can be a good solution for some people.  If this is something that is of interest to you, during the course of your routine exam, the procedure can be discussed with you as well as a preliminary screening to determine if you are a good candidate.  The final decision is left with the surgery center that you choose and we are happy to refer you.  Following laser surgery there are a number of follow up visits required, we work together with the surgeon taking care of some or all of these follow up appointments.


Both our clinics offer a full service dispensary with a wide selection of frames in both Espanola and Lively.

We are a supplier of prescription safety glasses approved by most companies.

On site laboratory in Espanola office – same day service for certain prescriptions is available.  Also if you would like to use your current frame and replace your lenses we can do that in about an hour.  For our Lively patients we try our best to have your glasses back within 2 days.