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 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

Location Information

We are located in the heart of Alliston.
Found on the corner of Church St N and Victoria St E, our clinic is easy to find. If you are unfamiliar with the area, we are across the street from the Alliston Library, and just east of the Bank of Montreal.

Free parking is available behind the Dollar Store as well as the Town Square.

Address

4 Victoria St E
Alliston, ON L9R 1T4

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 435-2020
Fax: (705) 435-5031
  • Monday: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 1pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Hani Amarnath
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • And Associates
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