Eye Care in Ontario has reached a breaking point.
The underfunding of eye care has been going on for decades.
After more than 30 years, Ontario optometrists tell CARP they have exhausted all options to get the Ontario government to adequately support eye care.
The government’s refusal to
negotiate has left optometrists with no other choice but to take action.
On September 1st, Ontario optometrists will stop providing eye care to all patients covered by OHIP.
This means that seniors, children, and all other patients covered by OHIP will not be able to access the eye care they need.
To stop this from happening, the Ontario government and Ontario Optometrists must commit to a formal and binding negotiation process that will lead to a solution where optometrists are not forced to pay out of pocket to see seniors, children, and those most vulnerable.
CARP invites you to TAKE ACTION now!
Write to your MPP.
To learn more about this issue:
- Visit saveeyecare.ca
- Watch our webinar with Dr. Stan Woo (University of Waterloo) and Dr. Sheldon Salaba (Ontario Association of Optometrists)
- Watch our messages on TV Listings
- Listen to C.A.R.P.'s Advocacy Moments on Zoomer Radio & Classical FM
Let’s open our eyes and save eye care together.