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Be Prepared for an Ocular Emergency

If you are experiencing a medical emergency and require immediate help, please call 911.

Eye injuries such as cuts, scratches, foreign objects in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, or blunt force injuries may constitute eye emergencies. Acting fast to protect your sight is always the best call in these situations. Know what to watch for and when to seek help. If in doubt, please contact us.

Signs of an Eye Emergency

Please contact us or visit an emergency room immediately if you have a sudden onset of any of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of vision
  • Burning or stinging
  • Pupils that are not the same size
  • One eye is not moving like the other
  • One eye is 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

Acting quickly during an eye emergency may be vital in preventing lasting damage or vision loss

Act Fast with Emergency Care

You can help reduce the risk to your sight by taking some first aid steps.

DO

DON’T

  • DO NOT rub or apply pressure to your eye.
  • DO NOT try to remove foreign objects that are stuck in any part of your eye.
  • DO NOT use tweezers or any other tools in your eye (cotton swabs can be used, but only on the eyelid).
  • DO NOT put medications or ointments in your eye.
  • DO NOT remove contact lenses (unless the eye has been exposed to chemicals).

Be Prepared

Don’t play around with your eyesight; it’s not worth risking vision loss or damage. Get in touch with a medical professional as soon as an eye emergency occurs. Call our clinic, check with 811, or dial 911 for immediate medical attention.

Serving Calgarians at 3 locations

Calgary Downtown

  • Suite 110, 840 7 Avenue SW
  • Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2

*All offices are closed at lunch

Lake Bonavista

  • #610, 12100 Macleod Trail SE
  • Calgary, Alberta T2J 7G9

*All offices are closed at lunch

Huntington Hills

  • 6530 4 Street NE
  • Calgary, Alberta T2K 6H2

*All offices are closed at lunch

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