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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Glaucoma Testing & Management

Catch and control glaucoma before it causes irreparable vision loss.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that damages your optic nerve. The vision loss caused by glaucoma is progressive and irreversible.

Unfortunately, Glaucoma often develops asymptomatically (shows no symptoms) until vision loss has already occurred.

Glaucoma is not a defined disease but rather a group of diseases. There are many types of Glaucoma; the three most common are:

  • Open-angle glaucoma – Open-angle is the most common type of glaucoma. It forms when the eye intraocular pressure (IOP) begins to rise due to clogged drainage canals within the eye.
  • Angle-closure glaucoma – Also called acute glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma. This form of glaucoma is much less common than the open-angle variant and is characterized by a rapid rise in IOP.
  • Normal-tension glaucoma – Refers to cases where Glaucoma has damaged the optic nerve despite IOP not being high.

During Glaucoma’s initial development you may not experience any symptoms. The most popular variant – open-angle – happily develops without your noticing it until it is quite developed.

Symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision, difficulty focusing
  • Hazy, cloudy vision
  • Eye pain, often severe (indicates angle-closure Glaucoma)
  • Blind spots or tunnel vision

The only way to catch glaucoma before it causes vision loss is to catch it preemptively. During an eye exam we test for glaucoma using advanced equipment and testing processes (such as OCT Imaging).

An annual eye exam will be sufficient for most people, though if you have a family history of glaucoma (or other eye diseases) it is recommended you have more frequent eye exams.

It’s difficult for us to properly articulate the importance of preventative eye care. We find it incredibly distressing when people discover the importance of preventative care too late.

We implore you: care for your eyes. If you are an adult with normal vision, have them checked at least once every one or two years- your future self, enjoying the benefits of great eyesight, will thank you!

If you are over age 65, OHIP provides coverage for annual eye exams- please, use it! As well, certain conditions (such as diabetes) also impact your eyesight, and OHIP provides coverage for more frequent eye exams as a result.

Unfortunately, no cure for glaucoma exists, though its symptoms and impacts can be managed effectively through eye drops (and in some cases, surgical procedures). In fact, treatment is effective enough that we have to remind our patients to continue their prescribed treatments despite a lack of obvious symptoms.

The most common cause of vision loss from glaucoma is when patients fail to strictly follow their treatment.

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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