Your vision is one of your most valuable sense, so you don’t want to risk losing it. Even a small injury to your eye can have devastating consequences. If you experience an eye emergency call Warman EyeCare right away. You should seek immediate help if you experience any of the following symptoms:
There is no reason to delay if you experience an eye emergency. Saskatchewan Health covers the cost of all emergency eye care visits.
Some eye emergencies seem to happen more often than others. While we always make it our top priority to help keep you and your eyes safe there are few things you should do if one of these common injuries happens to you.
Your eyes are incredibly sensitive, and anything besides tears can cause irritation and even damage. Should you get any chemicals in your eye you need to flush your eye immediately. Locate the nearest source of cool, clean water and flush your eye for at least fifteen minutes.
Though your eye may begin to feel better after only a few minutes it is important that you continue to flush it for the entire fifteen minutes. You want to be sure there are no residual traces of the chemical left in or around your eye as it could cause more damage later.
Once you have flushed your eye for the full fifteen minutes seek professional medical help.
Like other areas of your eye your cornea (the thin film that covers your iris and pupil) is very delicate. It can easily be damaged by a number of things including a scratch from a branch or an impact from a ball or other item. If your cornea is scratched or cut your eye becomes immediately vulnerable to infection.
If you experience a corneal abrasion do not rub your eye as this may make the situation worse by moving the debris around and causing more damage. Instead gently rinse your eye with clean, cool water to flush out any debris and then seek professional medical attention.
If there is an object lodged in your eyeball proceed to the nearest hospital immediately. Do not rub your eye as this may cause even further damage.
If there is an object trapped between your lid and your eye, or sitting on the surface of your eye begin by flushing your eye with cool, clean water and avoid rubbing your eye. This may dislodge the object and minimize damage. Once the object has been dislodged seek medical attention. If you cannot get the object out by flushing your eye do not try and pick it out using your fingers or tweezers, instead seek medical attention.
Warman Eyecare is proud to offer direct billing through the following insurance providers:
Warman Eyecare is worth the visit! Stop in to say hi, and to meet our staff. We’re down the street from the high school on Klassen Street and 6th Avenue, directly behind the Tim Hortons.
|Monday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||NOON - 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday:||NOON - 8:00 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday:||Closed, but we’d be happy to see you at Stonebridge Eyecare or Broadway Eyecare!|