New Tecumseth Optometry Clinic
4 Victoria St E Alliston ON L9R 1T4 (705) 435-2020

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Alliston, ON
(705) 435-2020
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Astigmatism is a condition when the cornea, the clear front surface of your eye containing the iris and pupil, is deformed or not curved correctly, distorting your vision. As the light entering your eye is deflected away from the retina, focus at all ranges can be affected.
It is not uncommon for nearly everyone to have some form of astigmatism. In some rare cases, astigmatism may become a serious vision impairment, and require extensive management and treatment. Those at higher risk of developing astigmatism are children of one or two parents that have had or currently suffer from astigmatism, as there is evidence of genetic predisposition, as well as those that compete in contact sports such as football or hockey during their teenage years.

Symptoms of Astigmatism

The most common complaint heard in conjunction with astigmatism is that focus as multiple distances can be very difficult to obtain, but otherwise vision is normal. As well, irregular eye strain and/or eye fatigue with no other obvious symptoms may be caused by your eye working harder than normal to keep focus on objects at different ranges. Headaches are also not uncommon among those that suffer from astigmatism.
Athletes especially should pay careful attention to their vision. Eye strain and pain after eye trauma or head impact, such as during contact sports, can be an early symptom of astigmatism or other, more serious, issues.

Treatment of Astigmatism

Most commonly, astigmatism is treated through corrective eyewear with multifocal lenses. In some cases, vision correction alongside vision therapy, which is much like physical therapy, can help strengthen the eye to focus easier. In more severe cases, including direct eye trauma, surgery may be the only resolution, including invasive lens reshaping surgery, or LASIK laser eye surgery. The difficulty of treatment of severe astigmatism lies in that it is not a condition of myopia or hyperopia, but a combination of both. Consultation with a specialist may also be required to find the best resolution.

What You'll Find at New Tecumseth Optometry

Our clinic is completely wheelchair accessible and has been recently renovated to update our exam and testing rooms. You’ll also find our eyewear boutique showing off many of the latest styles of frames and sunglasses from trendy new brands, as well as your old favourites from brands you already love.

Thanks to our on-site lab, we are able to significantly reduce the lead time between when you receive your prescription and when your new set of glasses or sunglasses are ready. Using our Optics Lab, we are better able to monitor quality of the lenses and frames that we offer our patients and clients.

At NTOC we have the most advanced imaging equipment, and our newest addition the Zeiss Clarus 500 Widefield Fundus Camera is changing the game! This camera takes 210-degree panoramic photos which allows our doctors to see down to 7 microns and captures retinal changes at the earliest stage. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye diseases including AMD, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma.

Location Information

We are located in the heart of Alliston.
You can find us near Shoppers Drug Mart, just south of Victoria Street East on Centre Street South.

Free parking is available in the municipal parking lot directly across the street from us. We do have a wheelchair-accessible parking spot at our building. Please refrain from parking in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot as you may be towed.


15 Centre Street South
Alliston, ON L9R 1G8

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 435-2020
Fax: (705) 435-5031
  • Monday: 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 6pm
  • Friday: 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 2pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Please note we closed on the Saturday and Monday of long weekends.

  • Dr. Hani Amarnath
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • And Associates
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