13 Surefire Signs It's Time to See an Emergency Eye Doctor

Are you experiencing sudden changes to your vision such as light sensitivity, blurriness, pain, or redness? Here are some surefire signs that you need to visit your Calgary eye doctor for emergency eye care.


One of the most essential things you can do to maintain your quality of life is to protect your eyesight. Vision loss increases with age and as you grow older, you are at risk of developing certain eye conditions that can lead to low vision, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. 

Luckily, there are some steps you can take to fight back, including: 


Our NE Calgary Eye Doctors Provide Emergency Eye Care to Protect Your Vision 

At our Calgary eye clinic in Sunridge Mall, our team of highly qualified optometrists can help keep your vision clear and healthy. We offer a range of services including eye emergency care, contact lens fittings, diabetic retinal examinations, and glaucoma testing, to help you maintain your eye health and prevent any vision loss. 

Want to know more? 

CONTACT OUR EYE CLINIC AT SUNRIDGE MALL 


What Is an Eye Emergency and When Should I Call My Eye Doctor? 

An eye emergency refers to a sudden onset of symptoms or obvious eye trauma that affects your vision. This can range from severe pain to loss of vision, or a sudden blow or injury to your eye. It’s important that you contact your eye doctor for emergency care if you are experiencing any of the following: 

  • Eye pain
  • Bulging or swollen eye
  • New eye flashes or floaters
  • Sudden vision loss or double vision
  • Bruising around the eye or bleeding of the eye
  • Pupils that are not the same size
  • Blood in the white of the eye
  • Eye discharge or a suspected eye infection
  • Eyes that are experiencing severe itching, stinging, or burning
  • A foreign object stuck in the eye
  • Chemical exposure to the eye
  • A piece of broken eyeglass lens or a split contact lens in the eye
  • Increased or severe light sensitivity

Your eyes are very important organs, but they are also susceptible to infection and injury. To protect your vision, it’s important to understand how to handle eye emergencies and to recognize serious signs that require a visit to your optometrist. 

If you do have a foreign object or cut in your eye, or you have suffered any other form of eye injury or trauma, you should NEVER: 

  • Use tweezers or swabs in your eyes
  • Rub your eye
  • Attempt to remove anything that is lodged in the eye
  • Put any ointment or medication in your eye

The best thing you can do to eliminate any pain and protect yourself against vision loss is to schedule an appointment immediately with your emergency eye care doctor. 

5 SIGNS YOU HAVE AN EYE EMERGENCY AND HOW TO HANDLE IT

 

Have an Eye Emergency? Our Calgary Eye Doctors Can Help 

At our eye clinic in Sunridge Mall, our team of highly qualified eye doctors can offer fast and comprehensive eye emergency care to relieve any pain or discomfort you might be experiencing, and return clarity to your vision. To find out more about how we can help protect your eyesight, contact us at 403-280-7518 or fill in our online contact form.


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