Emergency & Medically Necessary Eye Care
Eye health is important, not only due to its extensive impact on overall well-being, but because if serious issues are not quickly addressed, they can result in permanent eye damage. Alberta Health Care covers the cost of most medically necessary or emergent eye treatments; so, when you are having an optical emergency, do not hesitate to contact our office to promptly handle the issue. Our optometrists work with other health care providers to ensure you have the best care possible.
What Constitutes an Emergency?
Typically, an emergency is a serious situation that requires immediate attention. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Sudden loss of vision
- Red or sore eyes
- Seeing flashes and floaters
- Injuries such as being hit in the eye or being splashed with a chemical
- Getting a foreign object in the eye such as steel
In the event that you are uncertain as to whether your specific situation does or does not constitute an emergency, contact our office and we will gladly assist.
Emergency appointments can be made for issues such as:
- Dry eyes
- Eye infections
- Eye injuries
- Foreign objects in the eyes
- Sudden changes in vision
- Monitoring for diabetes issues, glaucoma and retinal disease
- Post-operative care for cataract patients
To learn more about the concerns covered by Alberta Health Care, visit them online; or, alternatively, contact our office and we will be happy to clarify.
Booking an Appointment
You do not need a referral to see an Optometrist.
Our optometrists’ calendars are balanced with regular appointments and free time for emergency cases.
You can take a look at our locations to find an optometrist near you.
It is important to note that emergency care does not replace routine eye exams; and, in order to improve both optical and overall health, it is necessary to keep up to date with these visits. Call us today to schedule your next exam.