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Emergency Eye Care in Sarnia, ON

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Here for Your Sudden Eye Emergencies

Accidents happen, and unfortunately, so do eye injuries. Because of this, we are here for you if you are dealing with an eye injury by providing emergency care services at our practice. 

If you are looking to book an emergency eye appointment with us, call our office immediately at 226-784-2212.

If you need a same-day appointment, or if our office is not open, please go to your nearest emergency room for care.

Signs & Symptoms of an Eye Emergency

If you’re not sure if you are dealing with an eye emergency and when to seek out medical attention, here are some signs and symptoms that you should look out for:

  • Sudden vision loss or vision changes
  • Eye pain
  • Severe headache
  • Bleeding or discharge from the eye
  • Black eye or bruising
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy, stinging, or burning eyes
  • Feeling like there is something in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swelling of the eyelids.

Common Eye Injuries

These are some common eye injuries and infections to look out for when deciding whether or not to make an emergency eye appointment or emergency room visit.

Chemical exposure to the eye occurs when chemicals such as cleaning products or industrial chemicals get into the eye causing irritation and burning. Strong chemicals can actually cause damage to the cornea if not properly flushed out. 

It’s important to wash your hands when handling chemical products and wear protective eyewear when using strong chemicals.

Sudden and unexpected vision loss can be cause for concern. It could be temporary, or it could point to an undiagnosed eye condition or disease. Seek medical assistance right away if you’re experiencing vision loss.

Flashes or floaters in the eye can occur due to migraines, or they could be the result of an eye condition that needs to be examined. Flashes of light can point to a disturbance to the retina, and floaters could be due to eye injury.

Blurry or warped vision could be a sign of an eye disease, such as diabetic retinopathy, or a serious medical emergency. If you’re experiencing blurry or warped vision, see a medical professional for assistance.

Eye redness paired with discharge could be a sign of an infection, such as conjunctivitis. This can be treated with medication or steroid creams provided by our clinic.

Foreign objects such as glass, metal, or other forms of debris can get stuck in your eye and can cause irritation or damage. It is important not to rub your eye when this happens as it can cause scratches on the eye. 

If the object is larger, do not attempt to remove it and instead contact emergency services.

A corneal abrasion occurs when your cornea becomes scratched due to a foreign object or contact lens. This can cause serious discomfort and even infections if not treated. 

To avoid complications due to corneal abrasions, it is best to visit us to treat your injury right away.

Blunt eye trauma occurs when the eye is hit with force. This can damage many parts of the eye and cause eye pain, deformity, and even vision loss.

If you have been hit in the eye or have had a strong force to the eyeball, visit us for an exam today.

Your Eye Emergency Can’t Wait

Eye injuries and infections are not something you want to put off until your next appointment. Contact us to schedule an emergency eye care appointment or visit your nearest emergency services.

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