Eye Emergency? We’ve Got You Covered!
We are ready to look after ALL of your eye care needs at our multiple locations. In addition to the services you already rely on us for, such as routine eye exams, contact lenses. designer frames and eyeglasses – think of your Optometrist first for:
- Sore, red, or itchy eyes
- Treatment of “pink eye” and other bacterial infections
- Removal of foreign bodies from the eye (such as wood or metal)
- Treatment of eye allergies or burns
- Eye trauma
- Scratched eyes
- Redness caused by contact lenses
- Sudden onset flashes or floaters
- Emergency eye care
We understand the importance of eye care when you encounter symptoms such as those listed above. These are signs that an immediate evaluation or consultation is necessary – please call us to set one up if you are experiencing an eye emergency of any kind.
All of these conditions or symptoms are covered under your Saskatchewan Health Card and you can usually book same day appointments to alleviate wait times. In addition, booking with your Optometrist allows you to be sure you are receiving the specialty attention your eyes deserve!
Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by an optometrist. These ranged from foreign bodies to severe eye allergies to eye infections as the most common reasons for emergency room visits. It is not always necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. Optometrists are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies.