FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Q: HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MY EYE EXAM? Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. You are always welcome to arrive earlier and spend some time perusing the eyewear collection (or having a complimentary espresso) at Squint Eyewear
Q: HOW LONG WILL MY EYE EXAM TAKE? Most eye exams take 25-35 minutes. Additional time may be required however, if more tests or services are performed.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY EYE EXAM? Being well-prepared for your eye exam will help your appointment go smoothly. Please bring the following items:
- Your most recent prescription eyewear or a copy of the previous prescription
- If you wear contact lenses, please bring the boxes or individual lens packages if possible.
- If you are currently taking any medications, please bring a list.
- If you are covered by an insurance plan, please bring the appropriate coverage information.
- If you have any questions for the doctor, please write them down. We would be happy to answer them.
- If you are 19 yrs and under or 65 years and older, please bring your OHIP card with you for verification.
- You may have your eyes dilated by the optometrist at the eye exam and as such, please bring a dark pair of sunglasses with you or friend to drive you home from your appointment.
Q: WILL I RECEIVE A COPY OF MY EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTION? Yes. Every patient at Bayview Village Eyecare is given a copy of their eyeglass prescription at the conclusion of a comprehensive eye examination, even if you don't require eyeglasses.
Q: IS BAYVIEW VILLAGE EYECARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS? Yes. We love seeing new faces! If you would like to be seen by one of our optometrists, please give us a call.
Q: WHY DOES THE INTAKE FORM ASK ABOUT MY OHIP CARD IF I AM NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE AT MY AGE (20-64 yrs)? During the course of the examination, if our optometrist finds an eye disease that is eligible for coverage, we will inform you and confirm your eligibility. The guidelines for eligible diagnostic codes to bill OHIP are very specific, and your optometrist will be able to advise if you would qualify. In addition, some emergency or red-eye visits may be eligible for OHIP coverage depending on the diagnosis/outcome of the examination and having your OHIP information on file helps us process your billing faster.