All seniors’, childrens’ and OHIP eye exams will end September 1st.

The Ontario government has left optometrists with no choice.

On September 1st, optometrists will stop providing eye care to all patients covered by OHIP. 

It is illegal for optometrists in Ontario to accept private insurance or direct payment for these exams.

Therefore, there will be no exams available for children, seniors, or adults with vision-threatening conditions.

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The doctors and staff at Romeo Optometry take pride in providing thorough eye exams by using up to date technology and current knowledge. Our comprehensive eye exam includes testing for eye disease including glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

Formerly: Eye Exams

Our services include:

  • DIABETIC EYE EXAMINATION including Fundus Photography

  • PEDIATRIC EYE EXAM including binocular vision assessment

  • WELL BABY EYE EXAM recommended for babies at 6 months of age

  • CONTACT LENS FITTING AND ASSESSMENT

  • URGENT EYE CARE such as red eye diagnosis and treatment or foreign body removal (during office hours)

  • AUTOMATED THRESHOLD VISUAL FIELDS TESTING for eye and neurological disease including glaucoma diagnosis and management

  • OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY for advanced diagnostics in eye disease including glaucoma and macular degeneration

  • LASER VISION CORRECTION ASSESSMENT, REFERRAL AND CO-MANAGEMENT

FORMERLY DISPENSING
The staff at Romeo Optometry strives to provide quality eyewear and contact lenses in a professional, friendly, service oriented environment.

Our dispensing services include:

  • QUALITY FRAMES from practical to fashionable for all ages

  • HI INDEX LENSES for the thinnest possible lenses

  • ANTIGLARE AND SCRATCH RESISTANT LENSES

  • ULTRAVIOLET BLOCKING LENSES to protect your eyes from harmful UV light

  • PHOTOCHROMIC (TRANSITION) LENSES

  • PROGRESSIVE AND MULTIFOCAL LENSES including the latest in digital free form design lenses

  • TASK LENSES specific for office or computer use 

  • PRESCRIPTION AND NON PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES including POLARIZED LENSES

  • SAFETY GLASSES including Securo and AO Safety contracts

  • CONVENTIONAL CONTACT LENSES

  • DISPOSABLE CONTACT LENSES from daily to monthly

  • TORIC CONTACTS for astigmatism

  • BIFOCAL CONTACTS including disposable bifocal contacts and toric bifocal contacts

  • CUSTOM SOFT AND GAS PERMEABLE CONTACTS for prescriptions out of stock range

  • OPHTHALMIC PRODUCTS including contact lens solutions, dry eye therapy, and ocular vitamins

Binocular Vision is vision in which both eyes are used together. Optimum vision is achieved when the eye muscles are coordinated and the fields of view of the two eyes are aligned. The doctors at Romeo Optometry assess binocular vision as part of a routine eye exam and if a problem is found will recommend treatment such as ORTHOPTICS (eye exercises).

If you have dry eye you are not alone. This irritating condition is very common. In fact, a 2016 study estimated that over 20% of people in Ontario report symptoms of dry eye. Those symptoms include grittiness, redness, foreign body sensation, itchiness, watery eyes, blurred vision, burning, light sensitivity and eye fatigue.

There are 2 main types of Dry Eye Disease (DED). The most common, Evaporative Dry Eye, is caused by a lack of oil causing the tear film to evaporate too quickly. This is especially troublesome in dry or windy environments or when we blink less as we do when using a computer, a cell phone or a tablet. 

 

Less common is Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye due to the lacrimal gland failing to produce enough of the watery component of tears to coat the surface of the eye.
 

Treatment