Do I have to pay for an eye exam?
The majority of private insurances cover the cost of the exam for those aged 18-64. We can submit the claim and accept direct payment from the insurance company.
The exam is covers for those below 18 and above 65 years of age by the RAMQ (Régie de l’assurance maladie/medicare)
*some costs are not covered, including the OCT scan and certain documents (SAAQ forms).
Dilation is routinely preformed with elderly patients with smaller pupils. The effects of the dilation drops lasts 2-4 hours. If you are not accompanied by someone, a follow up exam can easily be scheduled.
On average, most exams last around 30 minutes so plan accordingly. If you are also in need of new glasses, add 30 minutes to your expected time of visit.
First exam for babies 10-12 months
Second exam: 3 years old
Third exam: 5 years old
School age: yearly
Between 18 and 65, exams can be done every two years.
For those 65 years and older, exams might be every year or two depending on your condition.
Those who wear contact lenses should be seen on an annual basis to check the health of the external tissues of the eyes.