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What is an eye emergency or urgent visit?

[Even with good care, we know that eye emergencies can still happen]

Urgent care includes corneal abrasions, scratches to the surface, foreign objects in the eye, infections, burns/ chemical exposure, and some blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid that does not require surgical intervention.

Other symptoms that prompt immediate medical attention:

•light sensitivity
•swelling in the eye or eyelid
•loss of vision
•black patchiness
•flashes of light

•increase in floaters

If you have sudden eye conditions and may need in-person assessment, please contact us or refer to the College of Optometrist directory for optometrists in your neighbourhood.

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