Emergency Eye Care in South Calgary

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What to Do in Case of Emergency

Eye emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Even if you are cautious and take all the preventative measures, accidents can happen. It’s always important to know what to do in the case of an emergency, just in case you or someone you know finds yourself involved in one.

Eye emergencies typically correlate to injuries to the eye, face, head, or neck. Anything that can negatively affect your ocular health or vision should be addressed as quickly as possible to minimize the risk of permanent damage or vision loss.

When the unexpected happens and you are faced with an eye emergency, please call us as soon as possible. We will be able to ask some questions over the phone and triage your emergency immediately.

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What is an Eye Emergency?

Eye emergencies consist of an injury or trauma to the eyes. This may involve a foreign object in the eye, chemicals, burns, or blunt force trauma.

If you are experiencing swelling, redness, or any sort of pain in your eyes, please call us or head to your nearest emergency room.

If you get something small in your eye, like dust or dirt, it can cause significant irritation and even permanent damage. If this happens, try to blink repeatedly to remove it. If it does not come out, gently hold your eyelids open and try to locate it in a mirror. Remember to always thoroughly wash your hands before touching your eyes or face.

Artificial tears can help you remove a small object that has gotten stuck in your eye. If not, try rinsing your eye with clean, cool water. If nothing is working to remove the object, please call us as soon as possible.

Symptoms of an Eye Emergency

If you experience any symptoms of an eye emergency, please call us immediately or go to your nearest emergency room. The quicker you can access medical attention, the lower your risk of sustaining permanent damage and vision loss.

Common symptoms of an eye emergency include:

  • Vision loss
  • Severe burning, stinging, or itching
  • Varying pupil size
  • One eye not moving like the other
  • One eye sticking out or bulging
  • Severe pain
  • Severe redness or irritation
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Bleeding from or around the eye
  • Intense light sensitivity
  • Significant discharge or pus
  • New or severe headaches

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Visit Us at Calgary Family Eye Doctors

Where is Our Office?

Find us just off Southport Road SW on the west side of Macleod Trail.

Where Can You Park?

There is ample free parking directly outside the professional building.

Our Address

11th Floor, 1125-10655 Southport Road SW
Calgary, AB T2W 4Y1

Contact Information

Phone: 403-225-5660
Fax: 403-225-5927
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM6 PM
Tuesday
8 AM6 PM
Wednesday
8 AM6 PM
Thursday
8 AM6 PM
Friday
8 AM4 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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