Sarnia - Lakeshore / (519) 542-3937
Sarnia - Vidal Street / (519) 336-4113
Grand Bend / (519) 238-6086

Emergency Eye Care Services

In Focus Eyecare is Prepared for Eye Emergencies

Vision is one of our most precious resources. Don’t gamble with your vision. Protect your eyes with sunglasses when outside and with safety glasses when appropriate.

Even a small accident can have a devastating impact on your eyes, so if the worst happens, it’s important to know where to go. We keep emergency appointments open so we can be there when you need us. If you have an eye emergency, call us right away; we’ll do everything within our power to help.

Be Proactive; Protect Your Eyes

Most eye emergencies are completely avoidable with the right eyewear. We carry an excellent selection of sport, safety, and speciality eyewear to keep your eyes safe and seeing clearly. Visit us today and ask what speciality eyewear options we have for you.

Other Eye Emergencies

Not all eye emergencies are caused by an accident. If you are experiencing unusual visual symptoms, you need to be assessed by an eye doctor. Remember many serious eye conditions have no pain.

You Should Seek Immediate Help if You Experience:

  • Vision loss
  • Eye pain
  • Waves of flashes
  • A sudden influx of floaters
  • Tunnel vision
  • Visual disturbances
  • Warped vision
  • Sudden, unrelenting blurring

Common Eye Emergencies

In our years of eye care experience, we’ve seen a lot of things. Here are a few of the eye emergencies we see the most, and steps you should take if they happen to you.

The corneal tissue (the part covering your iris and pupil) is pretty delicate. So it’s not unusual for an errant tree branch or incoming baseball to cause a corneal abrasion, or scratch. If your cornea is cut, it’s suddenly vulnerable to infection. You should rinse it out with clean water to get rid of any debris and get medical attention. In the meantime, avoid rubbing your eye; it could make the situation much worse.

Your eye really isn’t designed to come into contact with anything but your own tears. So if something like cleaning fluid makes contact with your eye, it could cause a serious problem. As soon as it happens, find the nearest source of cool, clean water and flush your eye for at least 15 minutes.

Your eye might feel better after 2 or 3 minutes of flushing, but you must keep flushing it out. Otherwise, trace amounts of chemicals could be left in the eye to cause damage. After 15 minutes of flushing, you’ll need to go see a medical professional.

If there’s something actually lodged in your eyeball, go straight to your nearest hospital. If however, it’s just sitting on your eye or trapped between your lid and your eye, start by flushing out the eye with clean water. If the object doesn’t come out with flushing, call our office for an emergency appointment or seek medical attention. Avoid rubbing your eye in the meantime.

Come See How We’re Making Eye Care Better

Visit one of our three In Focus Eyecare locations today.

Sarnia - Lakeshore Road

1206 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

Contact Number

Phone: (519) 542-EYES (3937)
Fax: (519) 542-2800

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Sarnia - Vidal Street

120 Vidal St. N
Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

Contact Number

Phone: (519) 336-4113
Fax: (519) 336-1639

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Grand Bend

43 Main Street East
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Contact Number

Phone: (519) 238-6086
Fax: (519) 238-6068

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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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