We have invested in advanced equipment that provides us an in-depth analysis of your eyes. It allows us to examine the surface of your eyes as well as digitally scan the inside of the eye for abnormalities. With this wealth of information we can better assess and treat your eyes.
We are able to diagnose and treat a myriad of eye emergencies. They include:
An emergency visit and treatment with our Optometrist is free for any Albertan. It is covered under the AHCIP (Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan).
Important Things to Know About Eye Emergencies
Depending on the type of eye emergency you are experiencing, a delay in treatment may increase your risk for:
If You Suspect You Have Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye/Red Eye), Let Us Know – Certain forms of Conjunctivitis are highly contagious. When you call to book your eye exam, let us know your symptoms. Well will do our absolute best to accommodate you as quickly as we can.
When we get something in our eye, such as an eyelash, sawdust, sand, makeup, metal from grinding, or dirt, it is referred to as a foreign body.
If you have a foreign body in your eye, you will likely experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Depending on what the foreign body is, and how the injury occurred, it may pierce the eye and cause serious damage. It also could resolve itself on its own with no long term complications. For most minor cases, rinsing your eye with cool water for several minutes may be sufficient.
If you are unsure of the severity of your eye condition, call us right away to book in for an eye exam. We strongly discourage any extraordinary attempts to remove a foreign body from your eye. As mentioned above, the eye is a very delicate and sensitive organ. Attempts like these risk negative outcomes that could be temporary or permanent.