Emergency Eye Care in Liberty Village & Midtown

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Your First Call for Eye Emergencies

If there’s an urgent risk to your eye health or vision, you could be dealing with an eye emergency. Your vision is one of your most precious resources, so it’s crucial to act fast. 

If you’re dealing with an eye health emergency, give us a call immediately, and we’ll give you instructions from there. 

Common Eye Emergencies 

Eye emergencies have various symptoms. Even if these symptoms don’t seem serious at the start, they could lead to further damage. It’s crucial to visit an optometrist if you’re experiencing the following symptoms: 

  • Full or partial loss of vision 
  • Sudden onset of flashes and floaters 
  • Yellow, green, or white discharge 
  • Excessive swelling 
  • Eye pain 
  • Foreign object sensation 
  • Persistent burning or itching 
  • Persistent discharge or weeping

If you’re experiencing symptoms other than the ones on this list, still give us a call. You know your body best, and it’s important that you listen to it. 

Eye First Aid 

What Should I Do if I Get Chemicals in My Eye?

If your eyes come in contact with any sort of chemical, they need to be cleaned immediately. To do so, flush your eyes with cold, clean water for at least 20 minutes. This process may be uncomfortable initially, but it’s the only way to ensure all the chemicals are out.

Every chemical should be handled with care. Even chemicals as common as household cleaners could permanently damage your eyes.

If there’s an object embedded in your eye, don’t attempt to remove it. Please seek immediate medical attention.

If you have dirt or an eyelash in your eye, you can flush it out with cool, clean water. If flushing it out doesn’t work, try using a clean cotton swab with a bit of clean water to tap the object gently. After trying both of these, it’s time to see a doctor for further help.

Never use tweezers or any other tools on or around your eyes. 

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  • #136 – 171 East Liberty Street
  • Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

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  • 2594 Yonge St (previously 2611 Yonge Street)
  • Toronto, ON M4P 2J4

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When it’s time to purchase new glasses, the variety of options available online and in retail stores can be overwhelming. While these alternatives might seem practical or economical at first glance, there’s a compelling case to be made for buying your glasses directly from your optometrist.  Among many, some of the major reasons you should […]

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Night driving can be more hazardous than daytime driving. Reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights and streetlamps can make it difficult to assess road conditions.  To help reduce glare, some individuals may use night driving glasses. They have yellow lens tint, can be bought over the counter, and don’t usually contain a vision prescription. […]

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May 21, 2024
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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

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Is glaucoma something you can inherit from your parents? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as just one gene being passed down from parent to child. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease affected by both genetic and environmental factors.  Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management. What Is […]

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An optometrist helping his female patient choose the right pair of glasses.

When it’s time to purchase new glasses, the variety of options available online and in retail stores can be overwhelming. While these alternatives might seem practical or economical at first glance, there’s a compelling case to be made for buying your glasses directly from your optometrist.  Among many, some of the major reasons you should […]

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A man driving his car at night wearing a pair of eyeglasses.

Night driving can be more hazardous than daytime driving. Reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights and streetlamps can make it difficult to assess road conditions.  To help reduce glare, some individuals may use night driving glasses. They have yellow lens tint, can be bought over the counter, and don’t usually contain a vision prescription. […]

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An optometrist conducting an eye exam with a female patient

Is glaucoma something you can inherit from your parents? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as just one gene being passed down from parent to child. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease affected by both genetic and environmental factors.  Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management. What Is […]

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