- I am over the age of 40, am I a candidate for contact lenses?
- Do you fit custom contact lenses?
- When should I bring in my child for their first appointment?
- What happens during my comprehensive eye exam?
- Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
- How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
- How do I make an appointment?
- How long will my comprehensive eye exam take?
- Does OHIP cover the cost of my comprehensive eye exam?
- Do you offer direct billing? What companies do you direct bill?
- Are you taking new patients?
I am over the age of 40, am I a candidate for contact lenses?
We specialize in custom fitting lenses for people of all ages. If you need reading glasses, bifocals, progressives, have an irregular eye shape or steep corneas, you may still be a candidate for contact lenses -- contact our team to book an appointment with our Doctor of Optometry.
Do you fit custom contact lenses?
We specialized in custom fitting contact lenses for all eye shapes and sizes -- especially multifocal contact lenses and scleral contact lenses.
When should I bring in my child for their first appointment?
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends that infants have their eyes tested for the first time between nine and six months of infancy.
What happens during my comprehensive eye exam?
During your exam our Doctor of Optometry will run a number of non-invasive tests to check your prescription, but more importantly to look at the underlying health of your eye. Your eyes will be screened for excess sun exposure, emerging eye diseases and other health issues. We use our retinal camera to diagnose and monitor any eye conditions and an OCT to take a picture of the back of your eye to establish a baseline and see under the layer of your eye. We screen your eyes for disorders like glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachments and macular degeneration. Health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and brain tumours can also be uncovered during an eye exam. We use an Auto Phoropter to make writing your prescription more efficient and accurate. In certain cases, we may also refer you to a trusted opthamologist for a second opinion or a surgery consultation.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
Please bring your health card, a list of medications and your current glasses with you to your appointment. If you wear contact lenses, please bring your lenses to your appointment. Please also bring a pair of sunglasses to your appointment, because dilating eye drops may be used during your exam.
How often should I get a comprehensive eye exam?
We suggest healthy adults have their eyes tested once every two years, or more frequently if suffering from an eye condition. Patients over the age of 65 should book a comprehensive eye exam once a year, so we can screen for age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and conjunctivitis. We recommend children have their first eye exam between six and nine months of infancy, at least one eye exam between two and five-years-old and then annually after starting school.
How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment with a member of our team by calling us at 519-473-3937 (EYES) during regular business hours or through our online booking tool. Outside of business hours, please leave us a message and someone will call you back to book your appointment, or you may book an appointment online anytime.
How long will my comprehensive eye exam take?
Your comprehensive eye exam with our Doctor of Optometry will take roughly 30-45 minutes, but please allow extra time for paperwork, billing and to speak with our optician if you need a frame consultation.
Does OHIP cover the cost of my comprehensive eye exam?
Eye exams for patients under the age of 20 and over the age of 65 are covered under OHIP. Exams for patients between 20 and 65 with certain eye conditions may also be covered by OHIP.
Do you offer direct billing? What companies do you direct bill?
We offer direct billing to most insurance companies, including Blue Cross, Manulife, OTIP, Greenshield, Great West Life (Canada Life), Sunlife, Industrial Alliance and RWAM Insurance. Don't see your provider on this list? Give us a call to confirm whether we can bill directly to your insurance company.
Are you taking new patients?
Yes! New patients are always welcome at Komoka Optometry. To book an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam or a consultation with our optician, please call us at 519-473-3937 (EYES).