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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Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a vision condition that is common in many Canadians. In fact, across North America, approximately 40 percent of adults suffer from some degree of myopia. While the exact cause of nearsightedness in the modern age is not known, many believe the prevalence of modern technology such as computers, notebooks, and smart devices that are held at close range has had some effect.
Myopia occurs when light entering the pupil of the eye, the area that shapes and focuses light to the back of the eye, or retina, does not bend the light correctly and light falls outside the retinal area. This causes items in close to medium ranges to be visible and in focus, with objects at distant ranges out of focus or blurry.

Symptoms of Myopia

As mentioned above, a major symptom of myopia is the inability to focus on distant objects. Other symptoms can include eye strain and headaches when performing activities that require you to focus at range, such as driving or watching a sporting event from the stands; while items at close range are comfortable to view, such as using a computer or reading a book.
As well, in children, myopia symptoms can present themselves in non-obvious ways. If your child constantly needs to sit at the front of the classroom to read a teacher’s notes, seems to be unaware of distant objects, and rubs their eyes constantly and blinks a lot when looking at distant objects, these are all possible symptoms of myopia.

Treatment of Myopia

The most common form of treatment for myopia is corrective eyewear or contact lenses. Multiple strengths of corrective vision are available for almost any degree of myopia, making this vision condition a very manageable one.
Surgical options exist as well, such as laser eye surgery (LASIK), or a specialized procedure called a photorefractive keratectomy, where a laser removes a layer of cornea in a very specific shape to flatten the angle of light entering the eye by a minuscule amount, allowing light to register correctly on the cornea.

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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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.


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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