Emergency Eye Care in Collingwood

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Be Prepared

If you are experiencing a medical emergency and require immediate help, please call us.

Eye injuries like cuts, scratches, foreign bodies in the eye, burns, chemical exposure, or blunt force trauma can all constitute an eye emergency. The key to protecting your vision and eye health is acting fast. 

If you’re not sure, please contact us right away. If our office isn’t open, call 911 or head to the emergency room at the Owen Sound or Barrie hospitals where there are ophthalmologists on call.

Signs & Symptoms to Watch For

There are signs and symptoms that can indicate a medical emergency for your ocular health. These include:

  • Partial or full vision loss
  • Different sized pupils
  • One “lazy” eye
  • Bulging eye(s)
  • Burning or stinging
  • Eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Redness & irritation
  • Light sensitivity
  • Bruising or bleeding around/in eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Severe itching
  • New or severe headaches

Acting quickly during an eye emergency could be the difference between protecting your vision and permanent damage.

Act Fast & Contact Medical Services

You can help reduce the risk to your sight by taking some first aid steps.


Rinse your eyes with waterSeek medical attention immediately


Rub or apply pressure to your eyesRemove foreign bodies stuck into the eyeUse tools/products on your eye

Your vision and ocular health are not worth the risk of ignoring potential issues. No matter how insignificant an injury may seem, it’s important to protect yourself from permanent damage.

Contact our clinic, contact your local health authority, or dial 911 for immediate medical attention.

Our Locations

Collingwood Optometry

We’re located right off Hume Street across from Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 460 Hume St. Unit 1
  • Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1W6

CWood Eyecare

Find us off Hurontario Street, just down from Collingwood’s Town Hall. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 115 Hurontario St. Suite 203
  • Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 2L9

Municipal parking available on Hurontario Street or Ste Marie Street

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