If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support, and do not have vision care coverage under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), you and your family may be able to get help with vision care costs.
The Ontario Disability Support Program Vision Care Benefit provides:
Children 18 years of age or older may be able to get help with the cost of prescription eyeglasses and eyeglass repairs through Ontario Works discretionary benefits.
To get assistance with the cost of prescription eyeglasses:
The optometrist or optician will send your completed form to the Ministry of Community and Social Services to get their reimbursement. You do not need to pay for your eyeglasses up front.
The Vision Care benefit covers prescription eyeglasses up to a maximum amount. If you choose to get more expensive lenses or frames, you will need to pay the difference directly to the optometrist or optician.
When you have an eye examination with your optometrist or physician, you should present both your: