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Urgent Care When You Need It

If you have sustained an eye emergency, you should get immediate medical care. 

At Maple Ridge Eye Care, we know how unsettling an emergency can be, which is why we offer urgent care you can depend on. 

Our doctors and eye care staff are qualified to help you when you need it most. If you’ve suffered an eye emergency, please give us a call right away. We can help walk you through your next steps and get you the help you need.  

If you experience an eye emergency outside of our office hours, please visit your nearest emergency room, walk-in clinic, or call 911.

What Is an Eye Emergency?

Without proper treatment, an eye emergency can damage your vision and eye health, which is why it’s essential to be able to recognize when you need medical attention. 

An eye emergency can look different for everyone. If you experience any of the following injuries, please seek immediate care:

  • Chemical splashes
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Cuts or scratches on the eye
  • Ocular trauma
  • Partial or total loss of vision
  • Eye pain
  • New floaters and light flashes

Tips for Handling an Eye Emergency

The first thing you should do during an emergency is contact your optometrist. They can tell you what to do while you await care.

Never try to treat an emergency by yourself. To avoid further eye damage, be sure not to:

  • Rub, touch, or apply pressure to your eye
  • Try to remove objects stuck in your eye
  • Apply medications or ointments 
  • Use tools, such as tweezers, in your eye

Preventing Eye Emergencies

An eye emergency can happen to anyone at any time. To protect your eye health and vision, consider the following:

  • Wear protective eyewear during sports, or if you work in a hazardous environment 
  • Always read & follow directions carefully when working with chemicals
  • Don’t let your children play with sharp instruments & always supervise them when using projectile toys

We Are Here for You

We can help you when you’re having an emergency. Furthermore, we can help you prevent eye emergencies. Visit us to learn more about how you can protect your eye health and vision or receive help when you need it.

OUR LOCATION

Maple Ridge Eye Care is located on the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and 230 Street, directly across from the Tim Hortons. Parking is available in the lot directly behind our practice. If you have any questions or are having trouble finding us, please give us a call!

Exterior of Maple Ridge Eye Care located on the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and 230 Street

Our Address

  • 23015 Dewdney Trunk Road
  • Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3K9

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