Emergency Eye Care in Central Alberta

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Eye emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Because some eye emergencies can cause permanent vision loss, it is important to see your optometrist as soon as possible for assessment and treatment.

If you’re experiencing an eye emergency, please call us immediately. The Eye Care Centre offers same-day appointments for eye emergencies.

It can be difficult to know whether you’re having an eye emergency without expert advice. However, it’s better to overreact to an injury than risk your eyesight. If you or a loved one experience any of the following symptoms, please call us right away:

  • Sudden vision loss
  • Burning or stinging eyes
  • Pupils that are not the same size
  • One eye not moving like the other
  • One eye sticking out or bulging
  • Eye pain
  • Decreased vision
  • Double vision
  • Redness and irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Bruising around the eye
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Blood in the white part of the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Severe itching
  • New or severe headaches

Types of Eye Emergencies

Our eyes are extremely fragile; even minor eye injuries can have permanent consequences. Chemical injuries and foreign objects should be treated immediately to protect your eye from inflammation, infection, and vision loss.

If you have had trauma to the eye, administer appropriate first aid such as using eyewash for a chemical splash, and contact the Eye Care Centre immediately to arrange further care.

For many of us, sight is our most precious sense. Sudden loss of vision should be treated with care and urgency. There are many reasons for sudden vision change, ranging from minor (ocular migraines) to severe (stroke in your eye). The only way to know the difference is to have your eyes examined by your Eye Care Centre optometrist.
If a serious problem is found, we’ll arrange a referral to a specialist.

Many patients see black dots or lines in their vision, commonly referred to as floaters. Floaters are typically caused by the natural aging process. However, sudden floaters accompanied by flashes of light or vision loss can indicate a serious problem, including retinal detachment.

Your optometrist at the Eye Care Centre should be your first point of contact if you experience new flashes or floaters in your vision.

Important Information Regarding Eye Emergencies

Alberta Health Care covers emergency eye exams for all Albertans in medically necessary circumstances. This coverage also includes follow-up or referral appointments as required.

90% of eye injuries are preventable by wearing appropriate eye protection. Any time you’re working in an environment that puts your eyes at risk, you should protect your eyes with CSA-certified safety glasses.

Receive Immediate Emergency Eye Care at Our Optometry Clinic

There is a wide variety of potential eye emergencies. No matter how minor your injury or situation may seem, always seek immediate medical attention from your eye doctor or local emergency clinic. Quick action can save your eyesight.

If you’re interested in learning more about eye emergencies or how to protect your eyes, please reach out to us. We’d love to answer any questions you have.

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Red Deer Eye Care Centre

  • 4402 49th Avenue
  • Red Deer, AB T4N 3W6

Rimbey Eye Care Centre

  • 5010 50th Avenue
  • Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Rocky Eye Care Centre

  • 5040 B – 50th Street
  • Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1A5

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