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Did You Know?

If you’re looking for eye care in Barrie, we would suggest you to choose Barrie Vision Centre. We understand that your eyes are irreplaceable, and we treat them likewise. We’ve listed out some facts about eyes that you may find interesting.

  • Approximately a human eyeball weighs 28 grams and is of full size from the birth

  • Your eyes can distinguish 500 shades of grey

  • The giant squid has the largest eyeball, about 18 inches across

  • Although an ostrich’s eye is only two inches across, it weighs more than its brain

  • A worm has no eyes

  • A chameleon can move its eyes to look in different directions at the same time

  • Until about three months of age, babies don't produce tears when they cry

  • Your eyelashes have a lifespan of approximately five months (so, it will take you five months to grow it back if you pull them out)

  • Your eye muscles are the most active in the body (even more active than your tongue)

  • Even with light no brighter than candlelight, an owl can see a moving mouse from over 150 feet away

  • The daylight receptors assist colour vision, while the nighttime receptors (rods) are more motion-sensitive

  • Ants have a compound eye (i.e. an eye made up of smaller eyes)

Contact us today for an appointment.

Source: Profitable Practice, Spring 2014, p.21.

Brands We Carry

We understand that your eyes are irreplaceable, and they deserve the best care possible. That’s why we stock, sell, and recommend only tried-and-true brands. Some of the brands we carry include:


Barrie Vision Centre
1-221 Cundles Road East
Barrie, ON
L4M 6L5
Phone: 705-737-5858


Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The office is closed on Fridays from July 1st to Labour day.


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