Emergency Eye Treatment

Emergency services available during the week and select weekends

Immediate treatment covered by MSP

Treatment for eye emergencies in KelownaOur optometrists are fully trained to manage many types of eye emergencies that many people go to their family doctor for first. As specialists in our field, we are up to date on the most advanced medications and treatment protocols for infections, inflammations, foreign bodies and allergy.

If you are experiencing any kind of eye care emergency, appointments are covered by MSP and we will see you as soon as possible because eye emergencies can’t wait! Eye emergencies include an acute onset of any problem you deem to be an emergency including a foreign body, infection, red eye, blunt force trauma (hit), new flashes of light or floaters in your vision, severe allergic reaction or even a stuck contact lens.

Here at Sun Valley Optometry we take eye emergencies very seriously, so save yourself hours at a busy walk-in clinic and call us here in Kelowna or walk in for immediate treatment.

Open throughout the week

Including some evenings and weekends

If you have an emergency, please call or walk-in for an immediate consultation. We take eye emergencies very seriously.

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Frequently asked questions on Eye Emergencies

Should I get polysporin to cure my eye infection?

Since it is fully covered by MSP, your first course of action should be to come in and have it properly diagnosed by an optometrist. Often times “pink eye” is actually not a bacterial eye infection and antibiotics will do nothing for it. In adults, “pink eye” is far more often viral, allergic or generalized inflammation that have much more effective treatment options that your eye doctor can prescribe to give you much faster relief.

I’m seeing flashes of light and/or floaters in my vision. What should I do?

Most of the time these types of visual phenomena are absolutely nothing to worry about and have simple explanations, but on rare occasion these symptoms are the beginning of a retinal detachment which is a very serious condition that can cause blindness. Fortunately this can be treated very effectively if caught within a short period of time from the onset of symptoms.

My eyelid has been twitching and it’s really bothering me, should I be worried?

Mild twitching of the eyelid is a common phenomenon. Although these involuntary contractions of muscles are annoying, they are almost always temporary and completely harmless. The medical name for this kind of twitching is ocular myokymia. It is quite common and most often associated with fatigue. When your eye is twitching, it is not visible to anyone else.

There are effective treatment options that can be discussed with your optometrist. Since there are several reasons this occurs, an evaluation to determine the underlying cause is recommended.

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