Labrecque Fisher Optometry

Our Services

Wide range of services

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


Adults

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.

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Children

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.

Eye Exams

Optical Coherence Tomography

OCT is recommended but not included in routine exam.

This specialized testing gives the doctor an image of the back of your eye. It is called an OCT, this machine which takes several images of the inside of your eye allows us to establish a large baseline of information but also spot early signs of serious eye disease. This machine doesn’t only take one picture of the back of your eye but takes images of the layers behind the eye.

This test is especially recommended when there is a family history of macular degeneration or glaucoma. Equally in patients that are diabetic or taking certain medications that affect the eye (Plaquenil).

This test is not covered by OHIP, if you have private insurance that includes eye exam coverage this is something that may be covered entirely or in part depending on the amount of coverage. The cost of the test is 60$. This test will never be made mandatory however will often be strongly recommended.

Vision Exams

Digital retinal imaging

DRI is included with OCT testing

This routine imaging is recommended for everyone. It allows us to take a photo of the back of the eye. This allows us to monitor any changes overtime and compare images from one visit to the next.

This test is not covered by insurance, if you have private insurance that includes eye exam coverage this is something that may be covered entirely or in part depending on the amount of coverage. This test is recommended but is never mandatory and you will not be denied an exam if you choose not to have this testing done.

Vision Exams

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 can be done. 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.

Vision Exams

Dispensary

Our clinic offers a wide range of frames and lenses to suit every style and budget.

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

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Fees & Recommendations

Comprehensive eye examination (adults 20-64 years): 110$

OCT (optical coherence tomography): 60$


OHIP or 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.

Insurances:

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 ensure 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.

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