Visit us for fast treatment in the event of an eye emergency. Located in east Grande Prairie at the intersection of 92st and 100 Ave.
In the event of an eye emergency – such as having a caustic chemical or foreign body in the eye – a visit to our clinic may be faster than a trip to the emergency room. We have specialized equipment and much shorter wait times.
In most cases, we are able to provide faster medical care, with the same level of treatment, for your eye emergency. If you get a chemical in your eye and visit the emergency room, they will give you an eyewash and then you will wait to see the on-call Optometrist. At our clinic you will receive the same treatment, but will have much more immediate access to an Optometrist.
Please call us prior to coming in and let us know the nature of the emergency. We will provide you immediate next steps. If appropriate (such as surgery is required), we will refer you to an emergency room or Ophthalmologist’s office.
An eye emergency is defined as any event where ocular health is placed in immediate risk. If you are experiencing such an event, call us at (780) 513-2020 and we will provide you the immediate next steps.
Do not delay treatment: in most cases, vision that is lost is lost permanently.
Any event that risks vision loss, such as a chemical in the eye, a foreign body in the eye, a significant impact/trauma, or any other reason that places your eye health at risk, is defined as an eye emergency.
Common emergencies include:
If this is during regular business hours, call us first. Often we are faster to treat and provide the same level of treatment available at the hospital.
Per Alberta Health, any medically-necessary treatment will covered by our provincial health plan. Do not let perceived cost place your eyesight at risk- call us ASAP.