Emergency Eye Care

Visit Us if You Are Experiencing an Eye Emergency

We provide similar diagnostic and treatment services to what you’d find in a hospital emergency room, only without the long wait that comes with it.

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, come visit us for immediate treatment.

What is an Eye Emergency?

An eye emergency is any instance where you have a chemical, foreign body, or some type of injury that causes pain. This can range from a chemical burn to taking a baseball to the eye.

Flushing Your Eye at Home

If you have a chemical or a foreign body in your eye, we recommend an eye flush. This will hopefully remove the chemical/foreign body and prevent further damage to your eye.

Flushing your eye is fairly simple:

  • Tilt your head up so your nose is facing the ceiling
  • Hold your eyelid open using your fingers
  • Gently rinse your eye with cool, clean water (do not use dirty water, or water from a pool/lake)

Flush your eye for at least 10 minutes. Due to the way your eye sits in your head, as well as the interactions from your eyelid while blinking, there is the potential for some of the contaminant to have found its way underneath your eyelid.

Important Information About Eye Emergencies

Signs You May Be Experiencing an Eye Emergency

You should seek immediate medical treatment if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Pain emanating from one or both eyes
  • Loss of vision
  • Blurred or hazy vision
  • Inability to move one or both eyes
  • Double vision
  • Bleeding from one or both eyes
  • Bruising around the eye (aka, a black eye)
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Flashes of light or floaters

Symptoms of Chemical Burns

Chemical burns on the eye are one of the most common eye emergencies that we treat. Depending on the chemical, it may not be immediately obvious that you are experiencing a chemical burn.

Signs include:

  • Pain (stinging, burning)
  • Swelling of the eye or surrounding eye tissues/eyelids
  • Redness and significant irritation
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Inability to keep eye comfortably open

Do not wait if you have a chemical in your eye- visit us immediately.
Your eyes are delicate organs that can be easily damaged. Immediate treatment is your best bet for a quick recovery and for staving off unnecessary vision loss.

Our Location

Our Location

Near Summerhill Subway Station


92 Shaftesbury Ave


Toronto ON,

M4T 1A5


Tel : (647) 360-7678


E-mail : info@summerhilloptometry.com


Optometrists Dr. Naeem Abdulla

Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

10am - 6pm
10am - 6pm
10am - 6pm
10am - 6pm
10am - 6pm
Closed
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Caring for Our Community

Dr. Abdulla is a strong believer in supporting the communities we live in. He takes a special interest in supporting the arts and fostering resilience and strength in young people. As such, Summerhill Optometry supports our community in a variety of ways, ranging from charitable giving to participating in local events and causes. This year, we are once again participating in the Eye See...Eye Learn program, which provides complimentary eye exams and eye glasses for children kids entering junior kindergarten.
In recent years we have donated to several deserving charitable causes. Learn more about our clinic, community involvement, and Optometrist.
Our clinic is located on Shaftesbury Ave, steps away from the Summerhill subway station. Inexpensive parking is just a few minutes away; parking on the street is free after 11 AM.