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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Presbyopia (Aging Eyes & Vision)

Presbyopia is a very common condition, experienced by almost all adults over the age of 45, regardless of sex, race, or genetic background. As the eye ages, the lens at the front of the eye that controls how light enters starts to lose its flexibility. As the lens stiffens, close up focus, such as reading, computer use, and the like becomes increasingly more difficult to obtain.
The onset of presbyopia can be gradual or sudden, however; regular comprehensive eye exams can help detect early symptoms. The earlier that this degeneration of the lens is detected, the more options exist regarding treatment.

Presbyopia Symptoms

Some common symptoms of presbyopia are:

  • Increased eye strain in close focus situations
  • Eye fatigue when reading
  • Marked difference in your close focus vision
  • Difficulty reading fine print
  • Holding printed or text materials farther away to achieve focus
  • Less common symptoms that may also be indicative of presbyopia are:
  • Difficulty with fast focusing from close to medium range, an example being looking down from the road when driving at the speedometer then back up again and having blurry vision for a few moments
  • Needing brighter and more direct lighting for tasks that did not require as much light before.

Treatment of Presbyopia

Presbyopia does not currently have a cure. Fortunately, regular and specialized vision correction methods have shown to be very effective at managing this very common condition.
Bifocal and/or multifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses are the most frequently prescribed treatment of presbyopia. For ideal candidates, laser eye surgery may also be an effective treatment option for presbyopia.
Other surgical options exist, depending on the severity of the presbyopia from moderate to severe. These include a procedure known as conductive keratoplasty, which uses very tight beam radio waves to reshape the cornea of the eye; and refractive lens exchange, an invasive surgery where the natural lens in your eye is removed via incision, and a synthetic lens, known as an intraocular lens implant, is inserted in its place.
Treatment starts with an eye exam in our Alliston office.

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


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.


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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