What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An Ophthalmologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats eye diseases, performs eye surgery, and prescribes medication for vision problems.

What can be treated at Appletree?

At Appletree Medical Group in Ottawa, our family physician with advanced training in Ophthalmology will see any problems relating to diseases of the eyes and perform routine eye exams for those aged 20-64 as well as eye assessments for MTO driving tests and RCMP applications.

How can I access this service?

To see our Ophthalmologist, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Appletree Ophthalmologists

Dr. Michel Fahim

Family Physician with Advanced Training in Ophthalmology

Get A Referral For Specialty Care

To book a consultation with an Appletree specialist, you must first obtain a referral from your family doctors or from any physician practicing for Appletree.

Appletree Medical Centre

You can visit any Appletree Medical Centre to meet with one of our doctors via a walk-in visit to discuss your medical concerns and receive a referral to meet with an Appletree specialist.


Virtual Care

You can book a Virtual Care appointment with any of our doctors to discuss your medical concerns and receive a referral to meet with an Appletree specialist.  If you already have a referral, you can also book a video or phone appointment with some of our specialists.


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