Symptoms That Warrant An Emergency Visit With An Optometrist

Symptoms That Warrant An Emergency Visit With An Optometrist


Optometrist taking a closer look at pupil while performing dilated retinal exam

Eye and vision emergencies are common enough that they will probably affect someone you know during your lifetime. People often put off going to the Doctor hoping that issues will resolve on their own. This tends to be the case with eye and vision symptoms as well. Waiting can often lead to long-term vision loss. This article will provide a guide of some common eye and vision symptoms that warrant an emergency examination with an optometrist:

  1. Flashes and floaters- can be a sign of a retinal tear or detachment
  2. Sudden vision loss- possibility of wet macular degeneration or a stroke.
  3. Pain on eye movement- need to be assessed for Optic Nerve inflammation.
  4. Double vision- potentially from a stroke or a nerve palsy
  5. Red painful eye-could be from and infection, inflammatory disease, or type of glaucoma.
  6. Eye injury-chemical burns, foreign bodies, or abrasions need to be checked immediately

If you experience any of these symptoms or have a concern that feels urgent please book an examination with an eye care provider right away. Earlier diagnoses and treatment often improve the outcome greatly. At Nuvue Optometry, we provide emergency eye care services and we will examine you on the day that you call. During these visits we will determine if we can prescribe a treatment or if an emergency referral to an eye surgeon is required. If you have any questions about any eye care services, including emergencies, please call our friendly staff at Nuvue Optometry anytime.!

If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please call our friendly office anytime.

Dr Devin W Almond, BSc, OD
Nuvue Optometry
(778) 484-1650
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On May 4th Nuvue Optometry will begin to re-open and provide essential eye care services. We will be providing a limited number of comprehensive examinations for patients who need a prescription and for eye health concerns (macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, etc.). Your safety is of the upmost importance and we are completely changing how we deliver optometric care to minimize physical contact.

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Routine examinations could still be postponded at this time. We request that if any patient feels ill, they should stay home. Initially, the office will be open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 3pm.

Drs. Brad & Devin Almond and the caring staff of Nuvue Optometry

We understand this may be a burden for you, however the health and safety of everyone is paramount to move forward.

Thank you for supporting our local business during this difficult time. Local businesses in Kelowna need you now more than ever. Thank you for being patient, and for continuing to choose Nuvue Optometry for your eye care.

Drs Brad and Devin Almond and the caring staff of Nuvue Optometry

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