Your vision is one of your most valuable assets, and when it is put at risk it is crucial to act quickly.
At Vaughan Family Vision Care we will do everything we can to accommodate emergency appointments. If you are experiencing an eye emergency call our office at (905) 303 – 9775 and we will give you instructions from there. If our office is closed proceed to the nearest emergency room.
Common eye emergencies include but are not limited to:
Even if you are not experiencing any of these symptoms but are concerned that something might be wrong, call us right away. You know your body best, and it is important that you listen to it when it is telling you something is wrong.
Chemicals, even relatively harmless household cleaners, can cause permanent damage to your eyes. If you get any chemicals in your eyes you should immediately flush your eyes with clean, cool water.
Even if you stop experiencing pain or discomfort you should continue to flush your eyes for at least 20 minutes. This is important because it is the only way to ensure you have removed all of the chemicals from your eyes.
Once you have flushed your eyes for 20 minutes, seek medical attention.
If there is an object or foreign body embedded in your eye leave it alone and seek medical attention immediately.
If you have dirt, an eyelash or something similar in your eye start by flushing it out with cool, clean water. If the object doesn’t come free then gently moisten a clean cotton swab with clean water and gently tap it against the object. If that fails to remove the foreign body, it is time to see a doctor.
Never use tweezers or any other tools on or around your eyes. You could risk doing even more damage.
Located on Weston Road, Vaughan Family Vision Care proudly serves patients from all over Ontario. We would be pleased to meet you and your family.
|Monday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday *||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|* Closed on long weekends|