Emergency Eye Care in Etobicoke

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Preparation Is Key

Eye emergencies can happen out of nowhere, and Elite Vision Therapy Centre is here to help you act as quickly as possible to preserve your vision.

Our office can accommodate emergency appointments to provide you with treatment when you need it. If you aren’t sure if you are experiencing an eye emergency, get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

If you or someone you know is experiencing an eye emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us. If your emergency is happening after hours, please go to your nearest emergency room.

What Is an Eye Emergency?

Eye emergencies can vary and range from surface injuries to infections to emergencies inside the eye such as retinal detachment. In whatever form an eye emergency occurs, dealing with them can be stressful. Eye injuries can lead to partial or complete vision loss without proper treatment. 

Eye emergencies cover a range of accidents and conditions—some symptoms that can be linked to eye emergencies include: 

  • Loss of vision
  • Double vision
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Discharge from the eye
  • New or severe headaches

Eye Emergencies & Basic First Aid

Common eye emergencies can include chemical exposure or objects getting stuck in your eyes.

Exploring basic first aid to deal with eye emergencies can help you be prepared to handle them in the moment before you have a chance to visit Elite Vision Therapy for treatment.

Chemical Exposure

Chemical eye injuries can occur in the comfort of your own home or at work when using cleaning products, garden chemicals, or industrial chemicals. These chemicals can spill, splash, and spray into your eyes.

If your eyes are exposed to chemicals, you should:

  • Immediately flush your eyes with clean, cool water for at least 20 minutes
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible

Small foreign objects such as sand, dirt, or eyelashes can sometimes make their way into your eye. 

The first step is attempting to flush out the object with cool, clean water. If that fails to remove the object, visit your eye doctor as soon as possible.

Large foreign objects can cause serious damage, and it’s essential not to touch them, apply pressure, or attempt to remove them.

Large foreign objects are a medical emergency, and you should seek treatment as soon as possible.

In both cases, never use tweezers or any other tools to attempt to dislodge objects from your eyes as this could risk further damage.

Caution & Patience with Eye Emergencies

At Elite Vision Therapy Centre, we believe in a cautious, informative approach to emergency eye care. If you experience an eye emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible.

Our Location

Our practice is located on Scarlett Road in Etobicoke, just south of Eglinton Avenue West and across from the Humber River.

Elite Vision Therapy is centrally located so everyone in the area can have access to the eye care they need. Can’t find us? Please give us a call!

Our Address

  • 332 Scarlett Rd., Unit 1D
  • Etobicoke, ON M9A 4S4

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