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Emergency Eye Care in London, ON

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Here for Your Unexpected Eye Emergencies

Accidents happen, and an eye injury or infection could be an unexpected part of your day. Our emergency care services are here for you when you need it most. 

We are able to schedule an appointment for your urgent vision needs and have a doctor examine your eyes before the problem progresses.

Contact us right away if you need an emergency appointment at 519-432-6142. If our office is closed, please seek medical attention at the nearest emergency room.

Signs You May Need Medical Attention

You may not know when to contact us for emergency medical attention after an injury or infection.

If you are experiencing any of the following ocular signs and symptoms, contact us for an appointment right away:

  • Intense eye pain
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Vision loss
  • Flashes or floaters
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Scratches on the eye
  • Eye discharge 
  • Burning or redness of the eye

Common Eye Injuries & Infections

It is important to be aware of some of the most common eye injuries that we see in our emergency care clinic. If you are experiencing any of these injuries, contact our office to find out the next steps and to book an appointment with the doctor.

Chemical injury to the eye happens when liquid, solid, powder, or aerosol chemicals get into the eye, causing damage or irritation. This can happen with household cleaners, soaps, cosmetics, or industrial cleaning products if not handled carefully. 

Depending on the chemical, the solution can be flushed out without causing any permanent damage. However, caustic chemicals such as ammonia, drain cleaners, or oven cleaners can be very damaging to the eye.

Sometimes, small or large foreign objects such as dust, debris, sand, and makeup can get into the cornea of the eye and embed itself, making it difficult to get out. Foreign objects in the eye can also cause pain and redness if the object is not removed.

If the object does not come out on its own, medical attention is required so it does not scratch the surface of the eye, leading to infections.

Corneal abrasions are also known as scratches on the cornea (the surface of the eye). This can happen through foreign objects getting into the eye and causing scratches or punctures to the surface. Corneal abrasion can cause pain, blurry vision, redness, and headache if not treated.

It is important that if you have a foreign object or corneal abrasion in your eye not to rub or touch the surface without medical attention. This can cause further damage or infections.

Floaters in the eye can look like little spots in your field of vision. These floaters are bits of debris or protein that get caught inside the eye and move with your vision. They’re quite common and even more so as we age.

Floaters are not always a cause for concern, but they can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as retinal detachment, so it’s best to contact a doctor if you are experiencing floaters in your vision.

Contact Us for Care Right Away

Don’t wait to get your eyes checked out if you have an injury. Contact our office immediately if you have an eye emergency or think you may need medical attention.

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