Urgent or Emergency Care Exams

Eye emergencies can happen unexpectedly and caused by injury, infection, disease, rapid changes in vision, or other reasons.

It is crucial to recognize when you are experiencing an eye emergency and know how to proceed.

Contact our clinic immediately in case of urgent care needs.

How to Identify an Eye Emergency?

  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Sudden flashes or floaters
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Foreign object in the eye
  • Chemical substance in the eye
  • Eye swelling or redness
  • Severe itching or burning
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Double vision or blurring

What to Do in Case of an Eye Emergency?

  1. Rinse the Eye: If a foreign object or chemical substance is in your eye, rinse it gently with clean water.
  2. Don’t Rub Your Eyes: Rubbing can worsen the situation and cause further damage.
  3. Get Medical Attention: The most important is to seek immediate medical attention. Contact our clinic or visit the nearest emergency room.


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Coverage for Urgent Care and Medical Reason Exams

Patients with Alberta Health Care cards are 100% covered for all emergency and medical reasons exams. If you are experiencing an eye emergency, rest assured that you will receive the necessary care without additional financial burden.

What We Test For During Medical Exam?


This allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It helps to detect eye diseases, and allows documentation of the health


A cataract is aclouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is frosted.


Macular Health Check We look for signs of early Macular Degeneration by performing a dilated exam.


What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve, usually in the setting of high eye pressure.


Yearly Dilated Exam for Diabetes If you have Diabetes, you should get a comprehensive dilated eye examination.


Dry eye is the result of insufficient tears needed to lubricate the eye. Tears are essential for maintaining eye health.

Click the button below to request an eye exam at Optima Eyewear & Optometry. Don’t forget to describe your emergency so we can assess your problem to the best of our abilities.