Eye Care Emergencies
An eye emergency constitutes any instance in which your eyes and/or vision are at immediate risk. If you are experiencing an eye emergency, you should seek medical attention quickly.
Our team at EyeCare Niagara treats every emergency with a calm demeanour and will do everything we can to help you and your eyes.
If you’re dealing with an eye emergency, please call us immediately and visit our practice.
What You Should Do
When you’re dealing with an eye emergency, emotions are likely high. In times of emergency, it’s important to remain calm and trust a team of professionals.
While you’re on your way to our practice, it’s important that you don’t further damage your eyes. To do so, please avoid doing the following to your eyes:
- Using any tools (like tweezers) around your eyes
- Applying medications or ointments in your eyes
- Rubbing or applying pressure
- Attempting to remove protruding objects in your eyes
Are You Dealing With an Eye Emergency?
Some eye emergencies may not seem like emergencies at the time. However, it’s important not to put off emergencies. Without fast action, you could risk permanent damage and irreversible vision loss.
If you have been in any of the following situations or are experiencing the following symptoms, please visit our practice for emergency care.
Examples of an Eye Emergency
If any of the following has occurred, please give us a call and visit our practice:
- High-impact injury to your face or eye area
- Chemical exposure
- Foreign object in the eye
- Allergic reactions
- Abrasion or scratch of the eye’s surface
Signs of an Eye Emergency
If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, please give us a call and visit our practice.
- Loss of vision
- Burning or stinging
- Double vision
- Different sized pupils
- Eye bulging
- Eye pain
- Redness and irritation
- Light sensitivity
- Bleeding from the eye
- Eye discharge
- Severe itching
- New or severe headaches
- Bruising around the eye
Visit Our Practice
If you are experiencing an eye emergency, do not hesitate to seek treatment: come visit us for emergency care or attend your nearest hospital as soon as possible.
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We’re All About?
At EyeCare Niagara, we value getting to know our patients so we can better understand the scope of their eye care needs. We leverage our knowledge of optical technology as well as frames, lenses, and other treatments to ensure you’re receiving the best care possible.
- 318 Ontario St.
- St. Catharines, ON L2R 5L8
Hour Of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed