Emergency Eye Care in Wainwright

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Eye Care When You Need It Most

We offer emergency eye care for injuries and symptoms that require immediate attention. Our office at Prairie Vision is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that allows us to obtain an unprecedented view of your eyes so we can diagnose infections, damage, eye diseases, and other underlying conditions. 

Call us immediately if you need urgent eye care. Even a seemingly minor injury can cause significant, long-term damage. If your emergency occurs outside our regular hours, you can reach our on-call optometrist by calling our after-hours emergency number.

What to Do When You Have an Eye Emergency

DO NOT…

  • Apply pressure or rub your injured eye
  • Attempt to remove a foreign body stuck in or embedded in your eye
  • Use tweezers, cotton swabs (except for eyelids), or other tools in your eyes
  • Use medications or ointments in your eye not prescribed by your eye doctor
  • Take your contact lenses out

When to Get Emergency Eye Care

An eye emergency is any condition, injury, or disease that can impact your long-term eye health and vision. This can include: 

  • Pink eye
  • Foreign object in the eye
  • Eye trauma
  • Eye infections
  • Foreign objects stuck in the eye
  • Scratched eyes
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Dislodged contact lenses

Not all emergencies are apparent. Signs of a condition requiring emergency care can include (but aren’t limited to): 

  • Flashes of light or black spots suddenly in your vision
  • A “curtain-like” loss of vision
  • Eye pain
  • Uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes
  • Bruising around the eye (black eye)
  • Seeing sudden halos or rainbows around light
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Sudden hazy or blurred vision, seemingly out of nowhere
  • Red, crusty, or swollen eyelids
  • Eyelids that will not open because they are swollen or infected
  • Sudden double vision
  • Sudden red or painful eyes

If you experience any of these signs or conditions, please call us immediately.

Our Location

We serve clients of all ages from Wainwright, Viking, Vermilion, Provost, Lloydminster (Alberta), Macklin (Saskatchewan), and the surrounding areas.

Our Address

  • 2802 15th Ave, Unit 2
  • Wainwright, AB T9W 0A4

Contact Information

After-Hours Emergencies: 780-842-0650

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Closed for all statutory holidays

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