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Dear Valued Patient, At Shelburne Primary EyeCare, the health and safety of our patients and employees is our top concern.

OUR OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED.
We are currently triaging urgent care patients by phone or email only (phone: 519-925-3320, email: info@shelburneeyecare.ca).

March 19, 2020: The directive for Health Care Providers from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health states all non-essential elective services should cease until further notice. In the meantime, if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as a cough, fever, or are experiencing breathing difficulties, please contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, your local public unit, or your primary care physician.

Please stay safe, healthy, and connected for any updates as this situation is changing rapidly.
Shelburne Primary EyeCare Team

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Emergency Eye Care Services

Providing Emergency Eye Care Services in Shelburne

caucasian family pyramidWe offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don't try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our Shelburne office at 519-925-3320 for further instructions. Use your best judgment. If you feel your vision issue is urgent, do not delay treatment - visit your nearest emergency treatment center.

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Eye Safety – Safety Eyewear – Eye Injury Prevention

This short video stresses the importance of knowing the hazards at home and the workplace regarding your eyes. In this video, we review a few actual incidents where people lost part or all of their vision, along with one whose vision was saved by safety eyewear.

Symptoms that require emergency service include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden double vision
  • Sudden red/painful eye
  • Pink Eye
  • New onset flashes and/or floaters
  • Foreign body in the eye (especially metal or chemicals)
  • New or worsening swelling or pain after eye surgery

Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance:

  • DO NOT press on an injured eye or allow the victim to rub the eye(s).
  • DO NOT attempt to remove a foreign body that is resting on the cornea (the clear surface of the eye through which we see) or that appears to be embedded in any part of the eye.
  • DO NOT use dry cotton (including cotton swabs) or sharp instruments (such as tweezers) on the eye.
  • DO NOT attempt to remove an embedded object.

DO call our office in Shelburne at 519-925-3320 for further instructions! We are here for you!