Frequently Asked Questions

About your appointment at ESNO

No. Your visit is covered by OHIP and other provincial health cards.

Yes. Unless otherwise stated, please be prepared for dilation drops. It is recommended you bring sunglasses. Usually, the effects of the drops last approximately 2 hrs.

It is recommended if you live out of town to have a driver. We often dilate your eyes and you may be uncomfortable driving.

No, we do not prescribe glasses or make glasses. However, we will be happy to recommend some great optometrists in the community.

One appointment is to complete all of the testing in the office, and the second is to see the doctor. Testing can take up to 30 minutes, so appointments are often split up.

You should set aside at least 2 hours for your appointment, although on average you will be done much quicker than that. Please be patient as each patient is important to us.

About Cataract Surgery

These dates are determined by the hospital. You will be given the next available date.

No, all aspects of the surgery can be covered by OHIP if you choose. There are options available for your surgery that you can purchase if you want and your doctor will explain these to you at your appointment.

No. Surgery is done with topical anesthesia and you can receive oral sedation if you want.

Only in exceptional circumstances will general anesthesia be given. These may include patients with involuntary movement disorders and/or cognitive disability.

No. Only one eye can be booked for surgery (at the hospital) at a time. Typically, the second eye is done two weeks later.

If general anesthesia is given (only in exceptional circumstances) then both eyes can be done on the same day.