Emergency Eye Care in British Columbia

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Keeping Your Eyes Safe, Even in an Emergency

When an emergency happens, it can be incredibly stressful if you are unsure of what to do. Many eye injuries are considered eye emergencies and need prompt treatment to minimize your chance of experiencing permanent damage and vision loss.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury to the eyes, head, neck, or face, the first thing you should do is call your optometrist. If the injury is serious, go straight to your nearest emergency room.

At Northern Vision Care, we have the knowledge and resources needed to handle most eye emergencies. However, if you have found yourself in an emergency outside our office hours, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

Common Eye Injuries

If you have suffered an injury to the head, neck, or face, you should seek immediate medical attention. Blunt trauma can lead to a myriad of injuries that range in severity, including:

Even if you feel your injury is mild, it is always best to have a medical professional evaluate it. Your health is important, and preserving it should always be a priority.

Getting something in your eye can be incredibly uncomfortable and even painful. A small object, like dust or dirt, can typically be removed from your eye with clean hands, a q-tip, or by rinsing your eye with clean water. If you cannot remove it, please give us a call.

If something large has become embedded in your eye, do not touch it or try to remove it. This is a medical emergency and should be addressed as soon as possible. Cover both of your eyes with a dark cloth to prevent movement and call 911 immediately.

If your vision changes rapidly, it may be a cause for concern. A sudden loss of vision can occur for various reasons, from a severe migraine to an acute attack from glaucoma.

The only way to tell what is causing vision loss is to visit an optometrist. If the cause is severe or requires immediate treatment, we may refer you to a specialist to ensure you get the care you need.

Preventing Eye Injuries

The best way to avoid eye injuries is always following proper safety protocols and wearing the right equipment for any hazardous activities you take part in. Wearing the right sports and safety glasses can help prevent vision-threatening accidents and possibly save your eyes.

If your workplace mandates protective eyewear and other equipment, be sure to wear them at all times, especially when dealing with chemicals, dangerous tools, or other things that could potentially risk your physical safety.

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If you would like to know more about what you can do to protect your eyes and vision, we would love to help. Please give us a call or use our online booking form to book your appointment today!

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Fort St. John

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9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Dawson Creek

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Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

Contact Information

Address

9808-101st Avenue
Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B2

Our Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Contact Information

Address

1017-103rd Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G6

Our Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
10 AM2 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed from 12 pm to 1 pm daily. Except on Friday’s.

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