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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.

OHIP Provides Eye Exam Coverage for Seniors

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.

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Important Information About Your Eye Health

Prevention Is Key, As Vision Loss is Often Permanent

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.

Many Eye Diseases Develop Without Presenting Initial Symptoms

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.

Accurate Information is Important in Making Good Decisions

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.

We're Here to Answer Your Questions

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.

GBOC Testimonials

  • I appreciate Dr. Anna Dionisio and her staff. I am a long time patient with eye complications and always, on a whim, have flare-ups. I could not ask for better care and compassion from Dr. Dionisio and her team. She never turns me away and always has time to see me. I highly recommend her, and commend her on her work as an Optometrist.

    Gail Grech, Wasaga Beach

  • My husband and I both suffer from serious vision and eye health problems. Dr. Anna Dionisio has proven to be an invaluable resource in identifying the latest procedures and products to assist us, and has gone above and beyond in the personal care she and her staff have extended to us. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a smart, dedicated and caring Optometrist.

    Mrs. Mary Ranta, Wasaga Beach

  • I appreciate Dr. Anna Dionisio and her staff. I am a long time patient with eye complications and always, on a whim, have flare-ups. I could not ask for better care and compassion from Dr. Dionisio and her team. She never turns me away and always has time to see me. I highly recommend her, and commend her on her work as an Optometrist.

    Gail Grech, Wasaga Beach

  • My husband and I both suffer from serious vision and eye health problems. Dr. Anna Dionisio has proven to be an invaluable resource in identifying the latest procedures and products to assist us, and has gone above and beyond in the personal care she and her staff have extended to us. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking a smart, dedicated and caring Optometrist.

    Mrs. Mary Ranta, Wasaga Beach