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Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0

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Eye Emergencies (Pink/Red Eyes, etc.)

Have An Eye Care Emergency?

Petrolia Optometry accepts urgent care appointments during office hours. Optometrists in Ontario, like Dr. St. Pierre (that are TPA certified), can prescribe topical and oral medications to treat a variety of ocular conditions including eye infections, etc. Please be advised that not all emergency eye conditions are insured by OHIP.

Please call our office at 226-778-2166 if you experience:

  • loss of vision
  • double vision
  • sudden droopy eye lid
  • flashes and/or new floaters and/or “curtain” across vision
  • swelling and/or infection and/or pain of the eye or eye lid
  • trauma or chemical burn to the eye or eye area

Outside office hours, please visit the nearest emergency room.

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We are open for general eyecare! Our hours – Monday – Friday, 8:30 to 5. When shopping for glasses, you will enjoy the attention of a Personal Shopper as one of our enhanced hygienic measures! Please click here to read our new hygiene protocol.

An important notice from Dr. St. Pierre: Today, optometrists in Ontario start Job Action. Ever ytime a patient walks through my door for an exam, it costs me on average $80 (staff, PPE, office supplies, occupation costs) to see that person. That’s before I get paid for my time. The Ontario government pays me $25.15 to perform a partial exam and does not allow me to bill the patient any more. That means every time I see a patient for an OHIP covered eye exam, I am subsidizing the cost of that eye exam out of my own pocket. This is not sustainable. As a small business owner in the time of COVID-19, I am struggling to provide quality eyecare to my community with the current OHIP funding agreement. As of today, all patient driven partial exams and MEE exams will no longer be booked in my clinic, but referred elsewhere. Thank you for your understanding.