Barrhaven Optometric Centre
3500 Fallowfield Rd Nepean ON K2J 4A7 (613) 825-3931
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Emergency Eye Care

Our goal is to enhance and protect our community’s most precious sense: its vision. Even seemingly minor symptoms can have serious consequences.

If you are having an eye emergency, call our Barrhaven location at (613) 825-3931 or our Manotick location at (613) 695-1410. Our caring staff will triage your symptoms with a member of our doctor team to address your problem in a timely manner.

When to Seek Medical Attention

You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Eye pain
  • Sudden onset of flashes/floaters/spots in vision
  • Visual disturbances (tunnel vision, warped/distorted vision, persistent blurred vision, etc.)
  • A foreign object in the eye
  • Chemical contact
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Significant discharge from your eye
  • Swelling of the eye

Common Eye Emergencies

Some eye emergencies happen more frequently than others. Here are a few first aid strategies you can employ if you experience any of these common eye emergencies.

Corneal Abrasion

The clear window that covers your iris and pupil is called the cornea. It is incredibly sensitive and can be easily damaged. Even a small scratch or impact can be painful and can make your eye vulnerable to infection.

If you are experiencing a corneal abrasion, do not rub your eye. Rubbing can move the debris around, causing further damage. The best way to attempt to dislodge the debris is to rinse your eye thoroughly with cool, clean water. Call either of our offices or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Our eyes are extremely sensitive, so chemical contact can cause significant damage. If you get any chemicals in your eye, you should flush it immediately with cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes.

Even if your eye begins to feel better after a few minutes, it is essential that you continue to flush it for the entire 15 minutes. This will help ensure that any residual chemical traces have been washed away from your eye and ocular area. Any chemical traces that remain can cause additional damage later on. Once you have completed flushing your eye, call either of our offices or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

If there is a foreign object embedded in your eye do not rub your eye or attempt to remove the object as this could cause further damage. Instead, call either of our offices or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

If there is a loose object trapped on the surface of your eye you should avoid rubbing your eye. Instead, you should attempt to dislodge the object by flushing your eye with clean, cool water for at least 15 minutes. Once the object is dislodged, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Do not try and remove any object from your eye using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, as this can make the situation worse. If you cannot remove the object by flushing your eye, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Our Locations

We believe that our patients deserve excellence and consistency. With offices in Barrhaven and Manotick, we’re well-equipped to serve your family to the highest standard. No matter which of our locations you visit, you’ll be met with the same attentive doctors, the same friendly and helpful staff, and the same top-of-the-line eye care technology.

  • Barrhaven Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • 3C-3500 Fallowfield Road
  • Barrhaven, Ontario
  • K2J 4A7
  • Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Manotick Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • Unit 1 - 5517
    Manotick Main St
  • Manotick, Ontario K4M1J8
  • Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Barrhaven Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • 3C-3500 Fallowfield Road
  • Barrhaven, Ontario
  • K2J 4A7
  • Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Manotick Optometric Centre

  • Address

  • Unit 1 - 5517
    Manotick Main St
  • Manotick, Ontario K4M1J8
  • Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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