Eye Care Update

Published on November 22, 2021

Statement from Christine Elliott on Ongoing Negotiations with the Ontario Association of Optometrists


STATEMENT                                                                                                      November 22, 2021

Today, Christine Elliott, released the following statement on the status of negotiations between the Ministry of Health and the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO):


“I am pleased that the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) has agreed to join us in resuming direct face-to-face negotiations.


As a result of this agreement to resume negotiations, the OAO has advised the Ministry of Health that any OHIP insured eye and vision care services that were previously affected by this impasse will resume effective November 23, 2021. Both parties have also agreed to a media blackout on this topic during the course of these negotiations. The Ministry of Health is at the negotiations table ready to reach a timely and fair agreement.”