Emergency Eye Care in Markham

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Putting Your Safety First

At Ora Eyecare, we know that an eye emergency can happen out of nowhere with little to no warning. Our team understands that safety comes first, and your eye health is essential to preserve. We assess, diagnose, and treat your eye emergencies.

If you experience an eye emergency, please contact us for urgent eye care as soon as possible.

When to Seek Medical Attention

Eye emergencies range from surface injuries and infections to chemical injuries, foreign objects in the eye, punctures, scratches, and sudden flashes and floaters.

Common eye emergency signs and symptoms may include: 

  • Eye bulging
  • Bleeding from the eye
  • New or severe headaches
  • Double vision
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Severe sensitivity to light

Symptoms can vary, and it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience concerning symptoms.

Managing Eye Emergencies

Our team is equipped and prepared to handle the different types of eye emergencies that can appear. Knowing common eye emergencies and how they occur can help our patients navigate them in the moment before visiting us for urgent eye care.

Chemical eye injuries can occur from simple household tasks such as cleaning or tending to your garden. Chemicals from cleaning products, garden chemicals, and industrial chemicals can spill or get in your eyes and cause issues.

The following steps should be followed if you get chemicals in your eyes:

  • Wash your hands with soap and cool water thoroughly.
  • Turn your head so the affected eye is down and to the side.
  • Hold the affected eyelid open and flush it out with clean tap water for 15 minutes.

Not getting proper treatment for chemical eye injuries can cause severe damage. Contact us to receive medical attention as soon as possible, or visit your nearest emergency room.

Random or sudden flashes and floaters can indicate something may be wrong with your eyes and be a sign that you require emergency care. Occasional flashes and floaters may become more common as you age. However, a sudden appearance can be a good indication that you need to visit your eye doctor.

Flashes can occur in one or both of your eyes and come in different shapes. The frequency of random flashes can signal an eye emergency.

Floaters appear as small lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. Floaters are composed of tiny clumps of gel or cells and can sometimes appear with flashes of light. New, random floaters can signal an eye emergency.

You should contact us for urgent eye care if:

  • You notice random new floaters
  • You have an increased amount of flashes
  • A grey curtain covers part of your vision
  • A shadow appears in your peripheral vision

A cut or scratch to your eyeballs or eyelids can indicate the need for urgent medical care. Your eyes are sensitive to trauma. Applying a loose bandage in the moment while you wait for medical attention can help preserve your vision—it’s important not to apply too much pressure.

When small foreign objects such as sand or dust get in your eyes and cause discomfort, there are some steps you can follow to manage irritation:

  • Avoid rubbing your eye and try blinking to see if it clears up
  • Wash your hands and look into your eye to try to locate the object
  • Use artificial tear eye drops to help rinse out the debris
  • Flush your eyes with cool water
  • Contact Us for emergency eye care if irritation continues

If a large foreign object such as glass or metal get stuck in your eyes, leave it where it is and seek emergency medical attention.

It’s essential not to touch the object, apply pressure, or attempt to remove it.

Dedicated to Your Visual Health

At Ora Eyecare, we prioritize the safety of our patients and take a cautious approach to vision care. If you or a loved one experiences an eye emergency, it’s essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Contact us to receive urgent eye and preserve your ocular health.

Our Services

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Contact Lens Exams & Fittings

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Insurance & Direct Billing

At Ora Eyecare, we’re pleased to accept most major insurance companies. For your convenience, we can directly bill your insurance company on your behalf and will assist with other paperwork that may need to be completed.

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Our Location

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We’re conveniently located in Markville Mall, just off Highway #7. If you have any trouble finding us, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Where to Park?

There is plenty of parking available in the mall parking lot. Our practice is located close to the food court and entrance #2.

Our Address

  • 5000 Highway #7 East, Unit 2175
  • Markham, ON L3R 4M9

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM 6:00 PM
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