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COVID 19 and Eye Emergencies

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At Calgary Family Eye Doctors we are hoping you and your family are staying safe during these unprecedented times.  If you are on our email list you will already know that we are seeing eye emergencies only, at the moment.  We are currently not providing routine eye exams.  We are dispensing glasses and contact lenses however you will need to setup an appointment as we are trying to limit the volume of patients in our office.  If you are running low of contact lenses or you have broken your glasses and are dependent on them, please give our office a call and we will be happy to help you out in any way possible, while keeping you and our team safe.

Some of you may wonder what constitutes an eye emergency.  The short answer is anything that is sight threatening.  This would include a retinal detachment, major eye infection/inflammation, eye trauma or a bleed at the back of the eye.  Therefore if you have any of the following symptoms

  • Flashes of light
  • Sudden increase in floaters
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Significant eye pain

We would like you to call our clinic right away.  If you are unsure or are suffering any sort of eye issue please call our office at 403-225-5660 or email us [email protected] and we can assess your issue over the phone.  If we are able to diagnose and treat your condition over the phone we will do so or we will recommend the best course of action.  Our hope is that we can ease the burden on 811 and our hospitals while preserving your eye health and safety.

Thank you,

Dr. Brent Hopfauf

 

 

Written by Dr. Brent Hopfauf

Dr. Hopfauf is a born-and-raised Calgarian and one of the proud owners of Calgary Family Eye Doctors. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Calgary, he headed to Ontario for the Optometry Program at the University of Waterloo. Upon graduation, Dr. Hopfauf was named Class Valedictorian. He has had the unique opportunity to further his training in ocular diseases in Houston, Texas and has studied specific conditions that include glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, and uveitis.
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