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.

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Other symptoms that prompt immediate medical attention:

•pain
•redness
•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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