Thanks to new regulations in Ontario, you don’t have to join the queue at your doctor’s or local walk-in clinic to get seen for eye infections, you can now book an appointment with your optometrist instead.
Quoting from a recent CTV.ca article:
“The province has approved a new regulation that will allow people with a number of eye conditions to get treatment from their optometrist instead of forcing them to see a doctor, Health Minister Deb Matthews said Wednesday…. Patients can see an optometrist for eye inflammation, infection and pain; red eye due to contact lenses; eyelid infection and inflammation; allergies affecting the eyes; superficial foreign bodies in the eyes and glaucoma.” – The Canadian Press
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