Health Insurance

At Peterborough Optometric Centre we can electronically submit benefits through the following companies:

  • Blue Cross
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian
  • Great West Life
  • Greenshield
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson Inc.
  • Johnston Group Inc.
  • Manulife Financial
  • Maximum Benefit
  • SSQ
  • Sun Life Financial

*** Please note we are only able to submit to these companies IF your benefit package allows third party Eclaim Submissions. Depending on how your benefit package is set up, your insurance company may not pay directly to us. If this is the case, you will have to pay for your appointment and we will submit your benefits payable to you.

*** You must bring your plan drug benefit card for the first visit, with your approval we can keep your information on file. If you do not wish us to keep your information on file, you must bring your drug benefit card every visit.

If you need more information about your insurance plan, please contact human resources at your employer or contact your insurance company directly.


OHIP Coverage:

People 65 years and older and those younger than 20, are covered by OHIP for an eye examination provided by an optometrist once every 12 months plus any follow-up assessments that may be required with a valid Health Card.

  • Eye examinations provided by an optometrist, for patients aged 20 to 64, are not covered by OHIP. These individuals are responsible for payment for these examinations or have the cost covered by private insurance.
  • However, under the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), persons receiving assistance through the Ontario Disability Support Program or Ontario Works will receive coverage for routine eye examinations once every two years.

NHIB (First Nations & Inuit Health):

  • Eye examinations provided an optometrist will be covered once every two years with a valid Status Identification Card.

*** All third party insurance benefits must be used prior to requesting approval from NHIB.