Emergency Eye Care in Toronto

Emergency Eye Care

Optical Pre-test

Tonic Eye Care offers emergency services for issues that require immediate and urgent eye care. Eye emergencies are common and may result in permanent vision loss without proper care. Some workplace injuries or sudden eye irritations can be seen and treated by an optometrist. Optometrists also have the tools and ability to remove foreign objects. Symptoms that require immediate medical care include, but are not limited to:

    • Sudden decrease or loss of vision
    • Sudden double vision
    • Sudden onset flashes and/or floaters
    • Foreign bodies or materials stuck in the eyes
    • Cuts or scratches to the cornea
    • Eye infections or conjunctivitis (pink eye)
    • Styes (small, painful bumps on the eye from a bacterial infection)
    • Itchy or irritated eyes, including from ocular allergies
    • Concussions
    • Chemical exposure

Things NOT to do while waiting for professional medical assistance include:

  • Do not press on an injured eye or rub the eye
  • Do not attempt to remove a foreign body that is on or embedded in the eye
  • Do not use cotton swabs or tweezers on the eye
  • Do not attempt to wash the eye out with sink water; instead, use a saline solution

Contact our office immediately for further instructions. New patients may require a full vision exam. No referrals are necessary. For after hours emergencies, we recommend patients proceed to your local hospital emergency room for immediate assistance.