Emergency Eye Care in North York

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Eye emergencies can be scary, so we want you to know that we are here to help when you need it! Accidents can happen out of the blue, but knowing what to do in the event of an emergency could help save your vision.

An eye emergency can occur many ways. Always seek medical attention if you experience redness, swelling, or pain. If we are not available to help, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency clinic.

When To Seek Medical Attention

Please contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Loss of vision
  • Burning or stinging
  • Pupils that are different sizes
  • Sudden eye misalignment
  • One or both eyes sticking out or bulging
  • Sudden pain
  • Severe redness or irritation
  • Bleeding or bruising
  • New or severe headaches

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, and we are not available, please call 911.

Eye Emergency First Aid

Prompt treatment by a medical health professional can maximize your chances of saving your eye health and vision. However, there are some steps you can take in the event of an emergency to help limit or even avoid permanent damage.

Chemical Injuries

If you have gotten chemicals in your eye, wash your hands with soap and water to remove any residual chemicals that might be on your hands. Rinse your eyes with cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes, and remove your contact lenses if you are wearing them.

After rinsing your eyes, please give us a call or seek medical attention immediately.

If something small gets in your eye, you may feel irritation or pain. If you notice you may have gotten something in your eye, try blinking to see if it clears out. Artificial eye drops can also help rinse out the foreign body, or you can rinse your eyes with cool, clean water.

If these techniques do not help, wash your hands before touching your eye, and then inspect your eye in a mirror. If necessary, gently pull down your lower lid to look inside for the irritant. You can look in the upper lid by flipping the lid over a cotton swab. If you cannot remove the object, give us a call or contact your doctor or nearest drop-in clinic or emergency room.

If there is something embedded in your eye, this is a serious eye emergency. Do not touch your eye, and please seek medical attention immediately!

Things to Avoid

In the event of an eye emergency, please be sure not to:

  • Rub your eye
  • Apply pressure to the eye
  • Try to remove large foreign objects embedded in the eye
  • Use tweezers or any other tools in your eye
  • Apply medications or ointments without guidance from a healthcare professional

We are here to help in the event of an emergency. Please do not hesitate to give us a call. If we are not available, head to your nearest emergency room or call 911.


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Where to Find Us

We have been serving the Greater Toronto Area since 1995. Our clinic is right on the corner of Finch Avenue West and Endell Street.

Our Address

244 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1M7

Contact Information

Phone: (416) 222-7788
Text: (647) 370-2673
Fax: (416) 222-5370
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

9 AM5 PM
11 AM7 PM
8 AM4 PM
9 AM5 PM
8 AM4 PM
8 AM2 PM
Our office remains locked during office hours and all visits are currently by appointment only.
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