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Tele- Optometry

At Empress Eye Clinic, we incorporated Tele-Optometry, to ensure our patients receive eye care during the COVID 19 social distancing. We will continue to provide Tele-Optometry as a convenient tool for our patients to receive eye care at their home's comfort and safety, for some services that  an in-person appointment is not necessary. The fee for a Tele-Optometry consultation is $100.00 for a maximum of 30 minutes session.
OHIP doesn't cover Tele-Optometry currently. In most cases, insurance plans may cover tele-optometry consultation, but we ask that you double-check with your insurance provider before making an appointment. After the consultation, you will receive your invoice to submit to your insurance company or claim it as a medical expense for your tax credit.
Tele-optometry is a telemedicine branch that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical care through digital medical equipment and telecommunications technology, such as online videos accessible through smartphones and tablets. Tele optometry allows patients to quickly receive screenings, diagnoses, prescriptions and monitoring from the comfort and safety of their home

Optometrists can provide virtual medical eye consultations for a variety of eye problems, including:

  • Eye infections (i.e.conjunctivitis/pink eye)

  • Itchy eyes and allergies

  • Eye pain and redness

  • Scratched eye (i.e. corneal abrasion) 

  • Flashers & floaters

  • Blurred or double vision

  • Distorted vision 

  • Dry eye syndrome 

  • Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid) 

  • Dermatitis

Other services:

  • General Consultations

  • Refractive Surgery Follow-Ups

  • New Prescriptions 

  • Prescription Refills

Which Digital Devices Can I Use For a Virtual Eye Evaluation? 

Laptop/Desktop:

You can easily do your tele-optometric visit from any laptop or desktop that’s equipped with a camera and a microphone. Having a strong internet connection will help ensure high-definition video calls.  

Smartphones/ Tablets/ iPads: 

Many smartphones, tablets, and iPads now have very high-resolution cameras, which are great for taking quality pictures and videos that doctors can use to provide a diagnosis.

How Can an Eye Doctor Diagnose Through a Digital Platform? 

The optometrist will provide a diagnosis based both on the images and the information you supply, and if the eye doctor believes that your issues require emergency care, you will be referred to a specialist to better help treat your condition. With tele-optometry, you can feel confident that you are receiving care from a licensed, practicing eye doctor from the comfort of your home. 

Will Insurance Cover My Virtual Eye Care Visit? 

In most cases insurance plans will cover telehealth visits, but to be on the safe side, we ask that you double-check with your insurance provider prior to the visit.

If you're experiencing certain eye concerns, including red eyes, pink eye, itchy eyes, flashes, floating spots, or double vision, contact us today to receive a diagnosis and effective treatment plan. 

Make a tele-optometry appointment before going to the emergency room or urgent care clinic to avoid the wait and any potential exposure to COVID-19. Contact us at  Empress Eye Clinic in North York to schedule your in-home eye evaluation today! 

Empress Eye Clinic is directly accessible from Yonge subway
and the Yonge Street exit for easy access from HWY 401.

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Empress Eye Clinic is directly accessible from Yonge subway
and the Yonge Street exit for easy access from HWY 401.

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Eye Exams, Eyewear, Myopia Control Center, Dry Eye Clinic, Scleral, Ortho K, and other Specialty Contact Lenses and more in North York and Greater Toronto Area(GTA)

Utilizing Advanced Technologies we Diagnose, Treat and Prevent Eye Disease. Our North York, Toronto eye doctors provide wide range of eye care services including advanced total eye health and vision examination, of adults and children, fitting of variety regular and specialty contact lenses, dispensing of regular and specialty eyeglasses, medical treatment of eye diseases, glaucoma, macular degeneration, keratoconus, emergency eye care, co-management of cataract, LASIK, PRK and corneal cross linking, advanced dry eye treatment, myopia control, orthokeratology, emergency eye care, our staff can help direct bill most insurance plans.

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Do You Dream of Waking Up to Perfect Vision? With Ortho-K Overnight Sight Correction, (also known as Corneal Reshaping Therapy or Vision Shaping Therapy) you can see naturally and clearly without glasses or contacts all day long. Nearsightedness, or the technical name Myopia is more and more prevalent in this digital day and age. Learn more!

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What is Myopia Control?

If your child has myopia (nearsightedness) and their vision prescription continually increases at each eye exam, Myopia Control may be a good option. Myopia Control can reduce the risk of myopic-related eye disease with contact lenses, drops, or different kinds of lenses.

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What causes myopia?

Myopia is caused by a combination of environmental factors and heredity. Studies show that if we can move the focal point in front of the mid peripheral retina we can slow the progression of myopia. The increased use of cell phones and computers, as well as less time outdoors is probably a contributing factor.

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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call an optometrist near you at: 416-223-4500 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented many new comprehensive health and safety protocols to keep our patients and our team safe while at our office. Below is a summary of some of the changes we have made: • Our staff and doctors are required to self-screen for COVID-19 signs and symptoms prior to coming to work...

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