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Emergency Eye Care in Woodstock, ON

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VIsion Care in Urgent Situations

Your vision is invaluable, and unexpected eye emergencies can arise at any time. Eyes are delicate, and even minor injuries or issues require swift attention to protect your sight.

In case of an eye emergency, whether it’s an infection, injury, or another serious problem, reach out to Woodstock Vision Care at 226-457-0706.

For a same-day emergency appointment, contact us immediately. If our office is closed, seek care at the nearest emergency room.

Types of Eye Emergencies

Immediate medical attention is crucial if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Intense eye pain
  • Swelling in or around your eye
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Sudden onset of flashes or floaters
  • A foreign object in your eye
  • A scratch on the surface of your eye (corneal abrasion)
  • Significant ocular discharge

What to Do in Common Eye Emergencies

Eye emergencies can occur unexpectedly, and recognizing the signs and taking preliminary steps is vital before seeking professional treatment. Here’s what you can do in some common eye emergency scenarios:

Chemical eye injuries may happen during household chores or work-related activities. If chemicals come into contact with your eyes:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and cool water.
  • Tilt your head so the affected eye is down and to the side.
  • Hold the affected eyelid open and flush it with clean tap water for at least 15 minutes. Showering can also be effective.

If you’re facing a chemical-related eye emergency, contact Woodstock Vision Care at 226-457-0706 or proceed to the nearest emergency room immediately.

For smaller objects, blinking and artificial tear drops may help. Larger foreign objects require professional care to avoid severe damage. Do not attempt removal yourself; seek emergency care.

A corneal abrasion refers to a scratch or injury that occurs on the surface of your cornea, which is the clear covering of your eye. The outermost layer of your cornea is called the epithelium, and it consists of 5 layers in total.

Corneal abrasions are also commonly referred to as scratched eyes or scratched corneas.

If you have a corneal abrasion, avoid rubbing your eye and contact Woodstock Vision Care immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

Trauma to the eyeballs or eyelids demands urgent care. Applying a loose bandage can offer temporary protection while waiting for medical attention. Do not apply pressure. Seek medical help immediately.

Your Partner in Eye Emergencies

We understand the anxiety that accompanies eye emergencies. You’re not alone—contact us for a same-day emergency appointment at 226-457-0706, or if our office is closed, proceed to the nearest emergency room for immediate care.

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