5 things to know about the optometry funding issue, and how the government can fix it

1. Optometry is underfunded in Ontario, with almost no increases to reimbursement in 30 years

Source: OAO

2. Ontario has the lowest funded eye exam in Canada

Source: OAO

3. Inflation alone should have raised reimbursement significantly, but it hasn’t

4. The Ministry wants to dispute costs, but has done no work on their own to determine what those costs are

“We don’t know what it costs. We can’t just take their word for it.”

5. The government has yet to commit to covering the cost to provide care

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