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Emergency Eye Care

You Can Rely On Lakeland Family Eyecare to Treat Your Eye Emergency Needs

Utilizing State of the Art Equipment

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 Can Accommodate Most Eye Emergencies and Concerns

We are able to diagnose and treat a myriad of eye emergencies. They include:

    • Severe eye allergies
    • Chemical burns
    • Dislodged contact lenses
    • Red or painful eyes
    • Scratched eyes
    • Eye trauma
    • Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
    • Eye infections – Pink eye/red eye (conjunctivitis)
    • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
    • Flashes of light in field of vision
    • Eye floaters
    • Generally irritated eyes
    • Dry eyes
    • Excessive tearing
There Is No Cost to You

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

Time is of the Essence

Depending on the type of eye emergency you are experiencing, a delay in treatment may increase your risk for:

    • Vision loss
    • Damage to the retina
    • There is no cost to you

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.

Next Steps

Removal of a Foreign Body From Your Eye

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:

  • Irritation
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Watery eyes
  • Burning sensation

 

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.