Be Prepared for an Emergency
Like any emergency, an eye emergency can be scary and cause concern. If it’s left untreated, it could cause permanent damage in some cases.
Our team at Niagara Vision is here to help you when you need us the most. If you or a loved one is experiencing an ocular emergency, please call us right away. We can guide you through your next steps and make time to see you.
If our office is closed, please visit your nearest emergency room or call 911.
What Is an Eye Emergency?
An eye emergency occurs when anything happens to your eyes that requires immediate attention. If you have experienced any of the following, you should seek medical aid right away:
- Trauma to the eye
- Chemical exposure to the eyes
- Foreign objects in the eye
- Eye infections
- Sudden loss of vision
- Flashes of light or floating spots
- Trauma to the head or neck
If you are having an eye emergency, it is critical to get immediate care. Quick treatment can reduce pain, prevent more serious vision loss, and promote faster healing.
What to Do in an Emergency
If you are having an eye emergency, the first thing you should do is seek medical care. While waiting to be seen by your optometrist or another medical professional, it is important that you do not:
- Rub or apply pressure to your eyes
- Remove any foreign objects that have become stuck
- Use tweezers or any other tool in your eyes
- Apply any medications, ointments, or creams
Get the Help You Need
At Niagara Vision, we are only one call away. If you are having an eye emergency, please call us right away, and we will do everything we can to help.
Niagara Vision is located in Optimist Park Plaza, just off Dorchester Road and Morrison Street. There is lots of parking available right in front of our practice!
- Unit B6, 4725 Dorchester Rd
- Niagara Falls, ON L2E 0A8
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed