Female optometrist performing an eye exam

Comprehensive eye exam

Our Primary Care Clinics offer eye and vision care for adults and children age 7 and older. Children younger than 7 are welcome at our Pediatrics clinic.

When you visit, we’ll conduct a comprehensive eye examination. This is a series of tests to check your eye health and to ensure your eyes are working correctly.

After your examination, your optometrist may prescribe glasses or medication, if you need them. If you need additional treatment, we may refer you to one of our specialty clinics or to an ophthalmologist.

Aside from comprehensive eye examinations, we also offer:

  • binocular vision and colour vision assessments; and
  • eye health assessments.

Patients can receive a comprehensive eye exam at either the School's Main Clinic (on the University of Waterloo's campus) or our satellite location at the University's Health Sciences Campus in Kitchener.

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Assessment Cost

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP): full and partial assessments are covered by OHIP for patients under the age of 20 years and 65 years with certain specified medical conditions may also be covered by OHIP.

Private billing: all non-insured services are charged directly to the patient. Applying for extended health coverage is the responsibility of the patient.