Ontario eye doctors threatening to withdraw services next week

Ontario eye doctors threatening to withdraw services next week

just have you look straight ahead at the charge julie farrell knows how important regular eye exams are my mother had macular degeneration she’s we caught it early we were very lucky the early diagnosis allowed the doctor to use injections to improve her vision in one eye she got some vision back but on the other eye she got most of it back we’re very very lucky over 95 percent of ontario optometrists have voted in favor of job action starting next wednesday that will result in all ohip insured patients losing access to eye care services we don’t want to have to pay the operating costs to provide services to the patients that we serve and we think that’s a really reasonable ask the minister of health wasn’t available for an interview but issued a statement this week to detail the offer that is on the table that includes a 39 million dollar one-time payment and an immediate eight percent compensation increase for doctors but she added however we are very concerned by the ontario association of optometrists response to our offer and their approach to this process particularly their continued suggestion that they intend to withdraw services that many vulnerable ontarians including seniors rely on the president of the optometrist association is hamilton dr sheldon salaba he says the government has only increased ohip contributions by five dollars in the past 32 years right now an eye exam costs physicians about 80 dollars and ohip only covers 44 of that the oao is looking for at least a 65 increase in compensation they’re at eight you’re at 65. there’s a long way that they have to go and we’ve got a lot of work to do if doctors do withdraw their services next week it will mean seniors 65 and up children under the age of 20 and people 20 to 60 with chronic medical conditions won’t be able to get eye exams adam atkinson chch news hamilton
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Ontario eye doctors threatening to withdraw services next week

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