Forristal, Psutka, McLeod & Fenn

FAQs

  1. Are you accepting new patients?
  2. How long will I have to wait for an appointment?
  3. How frequently should I have an eye examination?
  4. How much will my eye exam cost?
  5. Will OHIP cover my costs?
  6. How can I pay my bill?
  7. How should I care for my glasses?
  8. What is glaucoma and how common is it?
  9. What is macular degeneration?
  10. How does diabetes affect vision?

Frequently Asked Questions

How frequently should I have an eye examination?

Don't take for granted your ability to see.

Even if you think you see well, it doesn't necessarily mean that your eyes are healthy. As optometrists, we can detect serious eye conditions (such as glaucoma and macular degeneration) in their early stages. Early intervention gives you the best possible chance of maintaining good vision. In fact, some health conditions such as diabetes can even be detected through regular, preventative eye examinations.

Make a regular visit to your optometrist part of your overall health plan. Our general guideline is summarized below. But every patient is different. Your optometrist can advise you on the best frequency for you.

Six monthsFirst complete eye examination
Age 5-19Every 1-2 years, or as recommended
Age 20-65Every 2 years, or as recommended
Age 65 and over   Annual examination