Get Your Eyes The Help They Need
Eye emergencies happen quickly, and when they do, it is vital to act fast. At Dr. Zargar Eyecare, we have experience handling eye emergencies effectively and will do everything in our power to preserve your eye health and vision.
Contact us as soon as the emergency occurs by calling (905) 883-8182.
If our office is closed, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room or drop-in clinic immediately.
What Is Considered An Eye Emergency?
To our team, there is nothing more important than protecting your eyes and vision. But it can be hard to determine what is, and is not, an emergency without examining your eyes in person. If you are experiencing any of the following, seek immediate medical assistance:
- Sudden, unexpected vision loss
- Eye pain
- Extreme sensitivity to light
- Swelling in or around your eye
- A scratch on the eye surface (corneal abrasion)
- Chemical contact or burns
- Object stuck in the eye (foreign object)
- Significant eye discharge and redness
What NOT To Do In An Eye Emergency
Your eyes are incredibly delicate, and without proper training, you can easily inflict even more harm in an emergency situation. To preserve both your vision and eye health, and avoid making the situation worse, you should:
- Never try to remove a dislodged object on your own.
- Never use tweezers, scissors or other objects in your eye.
- Never put ointments or other medications in your eye unless directed to do so by a medical professional.
- Never rub or apply unnecessary pressure to your eye.
If you are experiencing an eye emergency, seek immediate medical attention by contacting our clinic, calling 911, or proceeding to your nearest emergency room or drop-in clinic.