Ontario is experiencing a crisis in eye care
For more than 30 years, the government has ignored our requests for formal negotiations. Now there is an ever growing gap between inflation and their investment in your eye care.
- in 1989 - $39.15 for an OHIP insured exam
- Today - avg of $44.65 per exam
Ontario is the lowest paid in Canada
Ontario has the absolute lowest reimbursement for eye exams in Canada even though the cost of living is one of the highest in the country.
- Funding would need to increase by more than 60% to reach the next lowest province
- The Ministry of Health's proposal was equivalent to about an 8% increase!
Why Job Action – What do we want?
A formal negotiation process – we need a commitment from the Government, the
same way they do with other health care sectors like the Ontario Medical
Association – to ensure quality eye care for everyone in Ontario, today and in the
That is all we ask!