North West LHIN’s health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.

Vision Care Plan

Visual impairment can have a profound effect on a person’s independence, physical and mental health, and ultimately quality of life. For this reason, maintaining and enhancing Ontario’s ophthalmology service delivery is critical for patients in this province. In May 2013, the Provincial Vision Strategy Task Force released ‘A Vision for Ontario’ document highlighting their strategic recommendations for ophthalmology in Ontario. In response to the recommendation of the Task Force, the North West LHIN developed a comprehensive regional vision care plan for vision care services across the region. The report makes multiple recommendations that support a comprehensive regional vision care plan.

The report was created through the synthesis of qualitative and quantitative information.  Data from multiple sources were analyzed at the provincial, LHIN and Integrated District Network (IDN) level.  Significant stakeholder engagement through key informant interviews and a facilitated group discussion informed this report.  The key findings of the report were validated through a facilitated group discussion including multiple stakeholders.

All recommendations made in this report are aligned with current Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care policy, Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, the North West LHIN’s Integrated Health Services Plan 2013-2016 and the Health Services Blueprint. 

  • Click here to download the North West LHIN Vision Care Plan (PDF)
  • Click here to download the French version of the North West LHIN Vision Plan Executive Summary, Plan de soins ophtalmologiques pour le RLISS du Nord-Ouest