Seniors are more prone to chronic eye disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Early detection is critical for successful treatment.

Our experienced optometrists screen for any excessive refractive error outside the expected range, eye movement ability, ocular alignment, and any potential eye health problems including retinoblastoma (a rapidly-developing malignant cancer of the eye, almost exclusively found in young children.)

Eye Examinations for Seniors for ages 65+

After age 60, age-related macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of poor vision. Glaucoma is caused by too much pressure in the eyes, leading to blindness if undetected.

Diagnosed early, it can be managed effectively and vision loss prevented. Cataracts are nearly unavoidable with time, causing a cloudy, yellow lens in the eyes. Updating eye prescriptions typically delay the need for the low-risk surgery.

OHIP covers annual comprehensive eye examinations for seniors age 65 and over with a valid Ontario Health Card. Follow up examinations (not including refraction corrections) within 12 months from the annual exam are covered for returning patients. For more information on OHIP coverage, please visit