When should I go see my optometrist, and when should I go to emergency?

Here at Dr. Bishop & Associates, we deal with the unforeseeable. Especially in our current health crisis with COVID-19, knowing where to go when your eyes are in pain/uncomfortable can be a game changer.

If you’re experiencing redness, discharge, flashing lights, floaters in your vision, if you have something in your eye(s), or any other symptoms, contact us. Sometimes, pain can happen for seemingly no reason, and other times it could be a result of a scratch, blunt trauma, or several other reasons.

Our expert staff will be able to walk you through the steps and get you the appropriate care. Knowing when you should see your optometrist and when you should go to emergency will save you a lot of stress if something happens to your eyes.

Your eye health assessment is covered by Alberta Health Care, so don’t hesitate to call us if you’re experiencing an eyecare emergency at 403.974.3937 (EYES).


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