Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic
1026 Mosley St Wasaga Beach ON L9Z 2G7 (705) 422-0020
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Wasaga Beach, ON
(705) 422-0020
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Over 2.5 million Canadians suffer from cataracts in some form, including full vision loss (blackout blindness). Along with glaucoma, it is one of the primary, preventable causes of blindness in North America. As the eye ages, the lens at the front of the eye in the cornea begins to break down and harden. As the lense hardens, a natural byproduct is that the lens becomes opaque, eventually to the point of blocking light entering the eye.
Cataracts are most common in people over age 60, however they can occur at any age depending on genetics and family history, and especially if the eye has experienced an infection, trauma, or prolonged exposure to UV light. If a baby is born with cataracts due to the eye not fully forming correctly, it is a condition known as a congenital cataract, however; in almost all cases, modern medical technology has advanced to the point that if detection is made early enough, cataracts are treatable.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Possible symptoms of cataracts can include:

  • Cloudy or blurred vision, especially in one area of sight
  • Decreased ability to see at night
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • If looking at a light, seeing a distinct circle or “halo” around the light
  • Fading of colour vision
  • Double vision in one eye

Treatment of Cataracts

During your eye exam we will identify how developed your cataracts are and what the most appropriate treatment is. The most common treatment of cataracts involves lens replacement surgery. The surgery itself does not take much longer than a LASIK procedure, and involves opening the side of the cornea, removing the damaged lens, and replacing it with a sterile, clear artificial one that will not break down. It is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide, and has an extremely high success rate approaching 99%.
In the rare case that surgery cannot be performed or is declined, vision management using prescription glasses can help with continued vision, however as the cataracts develop , permanent vision loss is inevitable. The best treatment plan in any event can be determined after an in-depth discussion of the risks and rewards of cataract surgery with an ophthalmologist or your Optometrist.

What You'll Find at Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic

Many people still think that they need to commute to Barrie or the GTA to get the eye care they need. Our clinic - located in Wasaga Beach - has the equipment and staff needed to conduct comprehensive eye exams, specialized diagnostic testing, dress eyewear and sunglass styling and fitting, contact lens fittings, and more. Visit us in-store to see what we can do for you.

Our Optometrists are local to the Wasaga Beach area and are raising their own families here. Many eye diseases are best treated when caught and addressed early. For this reason, we stress the importance of preventative eye care for all family members.

At NTOC we have advanced imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.
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Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic

We are on the corner of Mosley St and 22nd St N. Our clinic is completely wheelchair accessible.

Address

1026 Mosley St
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2G7

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 422-0020
Fax: (705) 422-0120
  • Monday: 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: Call to Confirm
  • Saturday: Call to Confirm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Anna Dionisio
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • Dr. Hari Amarnath
  • And Associates
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