You are wrong about being referred to an ophthalmologist. There is a huge shortage and most limit their practice now to surgery only and do not accept referrals for non-surgical issues. An optometrist is perfectly capable of handling the OP's problem. You do know that optometrist scope of practice was changed a few years ago right? They can prescribe prescription drugs and do. Frankly my own optometrist has literally saved my sight 3 times now. He prescribes the proper medication and does all the followup as not a single local ophthalmologist will deal with me as it's non-surgical. They will only see me if I fail conventional treatment or have an immediate sight threatening complication of treatment....coolspot wrote: ↑Feb 5th, 2015 5:25 pmYou went to an optometrist not an opthamologist right?
Opthamologists are covered by OHIP, your doctor should have provided you with a referral.
And if they're itching, your family doctor can provide you with antihistamine and/or antibiotics drops.
I think a dentist has more medical training ... a dentist can do injections and basic surgery (extractions).
Thinking seriously about the 4 S's...Sun, Sand, Surf and ... Booked for Sept in Mexico and booked Samana DR for Jan!