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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Adult & Senior Eye Exams

What to Expect During Your Eye Exam

During your eye exam we will:

  • Take a history of previous eye problems
  • Check prescription (refractive error)
  • Check eye health and disease
  • Screen for peripheral vision problems and binocular vision status
  • Counsel on preventative eye health

Most Adults Need an Eye Exam Once Every One or Two Years

Children and seniors should have annual eye exams, as should people with diabetes or another medical condition that has significant potential to impact your eyes.

Utilizing Advanced Diagnostic Equipment

Leveraging powerful cameras and testing techniques – such as OCT Imaging and Digital Retinal Photography – we are able to gain insight into your eye health in ways that were not possible just 10 years ago.

Our exams are not invasive and do not cause any pain. They are detailed, accurate, and give us the ability to ensure that your eye health is the best it can be.

Most vision loss is not reversible – early detection & treatment is key.

Preventative eye care takes only an hour or two per year and is your best way to ensure great long-term eyesight. Did you know that:

  • ¾ of vision loss can be prevented assuming early detection and treatment
  • Most eye diseases are asymptomatic in their initial stages

Almost all medical benefits programs extend coverage for eye exams and preventative eye care. We encourage you to utilize these benefits and come see us for an eye exam once per year.

Your eyes are unique in that they often will not show obvious signs something is wrong until it is too late. Considering the role they play in our quality of life, we believe that everyone should take care to protect them. Eye diseases like Glaucoma typically develop without obvious symptoms. Left unchecked, you may find your field of vision significantly reduced before you realize something is going on. By then, it is almost always too late.

  • Digital Retina Camera – Enables us to see signs of diabetes, macular degeneration, or developing cataracts. This also enables us to determine optic nerve health.
  • Cirrus HD-OCT – Advanced imaging technology that creates a digital cross-section of your retina and optic nerve.
  • Auto-Refractor – This determines the curvature of your eye. This is helpful for approximating lens prescription and contact fitment.
  • Non-Contact Tonometer – This device, known as the “air puff”, measures eye pressure. This is helpful in detecting Age-Related Macular Degeneration (aka, AMD).
  • Visual Examination – An overview of health and vision concerns and conditions.
  • Digital Retina Scan – Review images from the digital retinal camera for health concerns.
  • Peripheral Vision Screen – Determines the health of the connection between the optic nerve and brain.
  • Nerve Fibre Layer Analysis – New technology that helps to diagnose glaucoma ten years earlier than previous methods.
  • Visual Clarity Tests – Determines precise prescription for optimal vision.

Senior Eye Exams

All adults over age 65 should receive annual eye exams.

As We Age Our Bodies Become More Susceptible to Eye Diseases Like Glaucoma, Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Like any machine, as we age certain things begin to break down. In the case of our eyes, the likelihood of developing a potentially serious eye condition increases notably.

With early detection and treatment, we can prevent vision loss, slow the development of certain eye diseases, and provide corrective options to restore visual fidelity.

Annual eye exams can help ensure that you have many more years of driving, reading, and generally good visual health.

The importance of your eye health cannot be understated- that’s why OHIP provides annual eye exam coverage for senior citizens who are aged 65 and older. If you are unsure of what that means for you we invite you to ask- we would be happy to answer your questions.

We recommend getting digital photography and OCT testing done to monitor changes to your eye health over time.

For important information about your eye health please visit our Your Eye Health page.

Unfortunately, most vision loss that occurs as a result of Glaucoma or AMD is irreversible due to the physical damage they cause to the structure of the eye or the optic nerve. However, when detected early, both Glaucoma and AMD have treatment options that can meaningfully impact the visual attrition they cause.

Frustratingly, eye diseases like Glaucoma often develop through the initial stages without any symptoms- no pain, no headaches… nothing. Far too often we see patients complaining of tunnel vision – a trademark of Glaucoma – because they did not realize the continuous and subtle changes to their vision.

We don’t believe in prescribing solutions without having the right reasons to do so. We place special emphasis on diagnostic testing (via an eye exam) because the importance – and simplicity – of these tests make them a no-brainer. We can’t imagine anything more frustrating than living with preventable vision loss.

At Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic, our mission is to provide our patients with an excellent eye care experience. This means that we take your specific needs into consideration with every conversation, every test, and every diagnosis.

If you have questions about your eye health or suspect that you may be developing an eye disease or condition, we are here to help.

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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