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Emergency Eye Care Services

Providing Emergency Eye Care Services in Merritt

caucasian family pyramidWe offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don't try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our Merritt office at 250-378-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment. If you feel your vision issue is urgent, do not delay treatment - visit your nearest emergency treatment center.

Call Us! 250-378-2020

 

Eye Safety - Safety Eyewear - Eye Injury Prevention

This short video stresses the importance of knowing the hazards at home and the workplace regarding your eyes. In this video, we review a few actual incidents where people lost part or all of their vision, along with one whose vision was saved by safety eyewear.

Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden double vision
  • Sudden red/painful eye
  • Pink Eye
  • New onset flashes and/or floaters
  • Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)
  • New or worsening swelling or pain after eye surgery

Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:

  • DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
  • DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
  • DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
  • DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.

DO call our office in Merritt at 250-378-2020 for further instructions! We are here for you!

 

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We are pleased to be open now
to serve and assist...
With a “new normal” twist!

Your health and safety, as always, is our priority!

To maintain new safety protocols:

This is an ever-changing situation and we appreciate your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email. 121.logo

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your Doctors Eyecare Team