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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Contact Lenses for Those Who “Can’t Wear Contacts”

Have You Ever Tried Scleral Contact Lenses?

At one point or another, anyone who wears corrective lenses is going to wonder whether or not they should make the switch from glasses to contact lenses. Glasses are an obvious (and easy) introduction to corrective lenses, but for many people, their drawbacks (however minor) add up over time.
Whereas eyeglasses require you to clean them frequently and can’t always be worn (such as out on the water or underneath a face mask), contact lenses don’t suffer from any of these limitations. For many people, contact lenses are the ideal method of vision correction.

Have You Been Told That You “Aren’t Suitable for Contact Lenses”? You Aren’t Alone.

As wonderful as contact lenses are, they too suffer from limitations. Namely:

  1. They require the wearer’s eyes to be in good health. Temporary conditions, such as conjunctivitis, will prevent contacts from being comfortably worn- as will chronic diseases. Wearing contacts when you are dealing with an eye disease is certainly uncomfortable, and doing so may actually promote physical damage to the eye.

    Dry eye is another eye condition that prevents contact lenses from being worn comfortably.

  2. Certain prescriptions aren’t available for standard contact lenses. People with high astigmatism, for example, can’t wear soft contact lenses as those lenses aren’t able to produce the level of correction required for clear vision. This is also true for people with severe myopia, as contact lenses lack the maximum focusing power needed to compensate for such prescriptions.

Traditionally, people that fell into the above two categories found themselves completely out of luck. Their dreams of contact lenses destroyed, those people simply resigned themselves to a life of eyeglasses (not that there’s anything wrong with that!).

Scleral Contact Lenses Are a Game Changer

While not exactly new (scleral lenses have existed in one form or another since the late 1800’s), relatively recent innovations in the space have enabled scleral lenses to be an effective and viable option for many people.

What Differentiates Scleral Contacts From Regular Contacts?

Where standard soft contact lenses rest directly on the cornea (well, on a thin film of tears on top of the cornea), scleral contact lenses are noticeably raised from the eye and rest on the sclera (the white part of your eye that surrounds the cornea).
For people with dry eye, scleral lenses can actually help decrease symptoms as the lens is filled with contact lens solution before being worn, acting as a lubricant.

Are Scleral Contact Lenses Ideal For You?

If you’ve been told that you were not a candidate for contact lenses in the past due to eye health (or another reason), scleral lenses may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Please schedule an appointment for an evaluation/fitting. We look forward to seeing you!

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.
Click here to learn more about OCT Imaging

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Eyewear Boutique

Looking for a new pair of designer frames, some prescription or non-prescription sunglasses, or to fill your contact lens prescription? Our eyewear boutique offers the latest fashionable eyewear as well as a diverse selection of contact lenses.

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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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