Marit Stiles MPP for Davenport

Government of Ontario

OHIP-insured Eye Care Services Resume

Published on November 22, 2021

Encouraging news today from the Ontario Association of Optometrists: Optometrists and the Ministry of Health have "agreed to enter formal negotiations regarding OHIP funding of optometric care. As a sign of good faith, the OAO is pausing its job action as of November 23, 2021, ensuring that millions of Ontarians insured by OHIP can again benefit from the expertise of their optometrist during these negotiations." 

I want to thank the hundreds of residents who wrote in, made calls and signed petitions in support of funding eye care. I presented another stack of those petitions just last week and I know that our collective pressure has helped push the government to get back to the table.