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Overview

Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.

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If you were a patient of Dr. John Metzger’s your files are now at Saugeen Vision Centre.

New patients are welcome !

 OHIP Service Withdrawal has Paused

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OHIP service withdrawal has PAUSED.

The OAO is working toward an agreement with the government that best serves eyecare needs of Ontarians.  If you had an appointment cancelled we are rebooking by priority and will contact you.

 

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COVID-19 Update:

UPDATE: With changes to the Provincial mask mandates on March 21st, as per the Ministry of Health guidelines for health care settings, we will continue to follow mandatory masking requirements.

We are open for Booked appointments only.

This includes frame selections, adjustments, and repairs.

Only patients and support workers are allowed to wait in the waiting room.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

If you are experiencing an ocular emergency outside of office hours please go to your local emergency department.