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Emergency Eye Care Services in Toronto

Every year, millions of people experience eye emergencies that require immediate attention. Knowing when and where to seek care can make a crucial difference in the outcome, whether it's a sudden loss of vision, eye trauma, or a foreign object in the eye.

Eye Emergency? Call Junction Optometrists For Help!

During office hours, our practice is equipped to handle a variety of eye emergencies. Our team is trained to assess and treat eye injuries and conditions with the urgency and care they require. We utilize the latest technologies and treatment methods to ensure the best possible outcomes for your vision.

If you believe you're experiencing an eye emergency, contact us immediately or come directly to our clinic. Our priority is to address your eye care needs promptly and effectively, safeguarding your vision and eye health.

How to Know It's an Emergency

Recognizing the signs is crucial to prevent permanent damage or loss of vision. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:

  • A sudden decrease or a complete loss of vision in one or both eyes 
  • Severe, persistent eye pain
  • A sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light, or a shadow or curtain appearing over your field of vision
  • Any exposure to chemicals
  • Sharp or penetrating objects in the eye
  • Blunt trauma to the eye or eyelid
  • Sudden onset of double vision
  • A sudden or severe protrusion of one or both eyes
  • Severe or recurrent headaches accompanied by visual symptoms
  • Severe redness, swelling, or discharge

Do's in an Eye Emergency

  1. Rinse with Water: If chemicals come into contact with the eye, immediately rinse the eye with clean water or saline solution for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Shield the Eye: If the eye or eyelid is injured, cover the area with a shield without pressing against the eye. A paper cup can be a temporary shield until professional care is received.
  3. Blink: For small debris, like dust or sand, blink several times to remove it. Tears may help wash it out.
  4. Seek Medical Attention: Don’t hesitate to contact Junction Optometrists for fast and effective care.

Don'ts in an Eye Emergency

  1. Don't Touch or Rub: Rubbing an injured or irritated eye can exacerbate the problem, potentially causing more damage.
  2. Don't Remove Embedded Objects: If an object is stuck in the eye, do not attempt to remove it yourself. This could cause more damage.
  3. Avoid Homemade Remedies: For chemical exposure, don't use anything other than clean water for rinsing. Homemade solutions might worsen the situation.
  4. Don't Use Tweezers or Cotton Swabs: Using these on the eye's surface can lead to infections or injuries.
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