Shuswap Optometric Center

Emergency Eye Care in Salmon Arm & Chase

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Find Immediate Help for Your Eye Emergency

Eye emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Whether your emergency is caused by an external force or an eye disease, please contact our team for help.

If your emergency takes place outside of our normal business hours, please visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

Common Eye Emergencies

Eye injuries can be caused by a variety of external factors, including:

Eye disease symptoms indicating an emergency include eye pain, flashes and floaters, or sudden vision loss.

Some diseases considered an eye emergency include:

First-Aid

Physical Trauma

Physical trauma is any impact to your eye or the surrounding area. In some cases, you may experience a black eye or symptoms like swelling, eye pain, or bleeding.

For this issue, place a cold compress over the area, and contact a medical professional.

If you’ve experienced chemical exposure to your eye, please immediately flush your eyes with cool, clean water for 15 minutes and seek emergency medical attention.

If you’ve experienced a rip, tear, or puncture to your eye or the surrounding area, please apply an eye shield over the area and seek immediate medical attention.

For rip, tear, or puncture wounds to the eye, we recommend visiting an emergency room.

Foreign objects could include dust, dirt, metal, wood, or any particle that can lodge itself in your eye. If this happens, do not rub your eyes. Instead, try blinking to help move it from your eye, or flush your eyes with cool, clean water. If you’re finding no relief or if your symptoms are worsening, please seek medical attention.

Ocular diseases like wet AMD and closed-angle glaucoma can cause pain, redness, flashes, floaters, or sudden vision loss. If you’re at risk of developing these diseases and are experiencing emergency symptoms, please seek immediate emergency assistance.

Our Locations

Shuswap Optometric Centre

How To Find Us
From the Trans-Canada Highway, turn on to Alexander Street NE going south and take your immediate right into our spacious parking lot. Accessible parking spaces are available.

Contact Information

Address

3-160 Trans-Canada HWY NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1V4

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

Chase Optometric Centre

How To Find Us
Our clinic is located on Shuswap Avenue, right across the street from Thompson-Nicola Regional Library and Western Financial Group.

Contact Information

Address

633 Shuswap Avenue
Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm every day.

How To Find Us
From the Trans-Canada Highway, turn on to Alexander Street NE going south and take your immediate right into our spacious parking lot. Accessible parking spaces are available.

Contact Information

Address

3-160 Trans-Canada HWY NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1V4

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM8 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
8 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

How To Find Us
Our clinic is located on Shuswap Avenue, right across the street from Thompson-Nicola Regional Library and Western Financial Group.

Contact Information

Address

633 Shuswap Avenue
Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM4:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We’re closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm every day.

Our Services

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