Emergency Eye Care in Brantford

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Don’t Let Accidents Steal Your Sight

When you have an eye-related accident, you will need to act quickly to save your sight. Our office is available for emergencies. If one does occur, please call us and provide some details. 

We will talk you through the situation and determine whether we can treat you in-office or whether you would be better served going to the emergency room.

Of course, if we are unavailable, please go directly to the nearest hospital.

Alternatively, we also recommend going to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton King Campus as they have an on-call resident ophthalmologist available from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The address is 2757 King St. East, Hamilton. 

Signs & Symptoms of an Eye Emergency

Please contact immediately if any of the following symptoms occur suddenly:

  • Eye pain
  • Trouble seeing
  • Cut or torn eyelids
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Irregular pupil shape
  • One eye that is bulging
  • Eyes moving independently of one another

Preventing vision loss depends on your ability to act quickly and see an eye care professional. 

Types of Eye Emergencies

The most common eye injuries include:

  • Scratches
  • Small particles in the eye
  • Large foreign bodies lodged in the eye
  • Trauma to the eye area
  • Chemical burns or splashes

Our Locations

Brantford

  • 268 Brant Ave.
  • Brantford, ON N3T 3J7

Ohsewken

  • 1721 Chiefswood Rd, Unit 13
  • Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0

Call us Mondays and Wednesdays between 9:00 am-4:00 pm (We are closed 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Please call the Brantford location on other days of the week.

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