Tutt Street Optometry: Ready When Emergency Strikes
Your eyes are intricate, delicate, and vulnerable. An eye-related incident could be life changing in a catastrophic way.
That’s why we always keep appointment times available for emergencies: so we can be there when you need us.
If you require emergency eye care, do not wait. Contact us immediately, and we’ll help you as soon as we can. Our phone number is 778-760-1362.
Symptoms That Might Mean an Eye Emergency
If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention immediately:
- Sudden vision loss
- Pupils that differ in size
- Bulging eye
- Eye pain
- Double vision
- Severe itching
- Sudden headache
Types of Eye Emergencies
Do not try to remove the object with tweezers or anything else. Resist the urge to rub your eye or apply pressure. You may want to use a clean cloth to cover the eye while you pursue care. Keep your eye as still as possible and seek medical care immediately.
Cuts or Scratches
If you have a cut near or on your eye, you need to seek medical attention. You can apply a cold compress to your eye to help with the pain and inflammation, but be careful not to apply pressure.
If any sort of chemical makes contact with your eye, you need to flush it out immediately. Using an eyewash station, a sink, or even a shower, put the affected eye under a stream of cool water.
You may feel instantaneous relief, but it’s important that you continue to rinse your eye for at least 15 minutes to thoroughly clear out the chemical. If you’re wearing contacts and they haven’t come out after flushing your eyes, do your best to remove them.
You should then seek immediate medical attention.
Come See Us
Visit Us in Pandosy Village District
We’re located in Kelowna’s Pandosy Village District, across from Raymer Elementary School.
- #3-2918 Tutt St.
- Kelowna, BC V1Y 8Z5
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed