We understand that emergencies happen at the most inopportune time. At Yorkdale Optometry we are equipped to handle a wide range of eye related emergencies.

Our optometrists can treat eye emergencies including:

  • Eye infections and discomforts such as Pinkeye (also called conjunctivitis, causing redness and swelling of the conjunctiva, which is the mucous membrane that lines the surface of the eye and the eyelid) and Red Eye (blood vessels on the surface of the eye expand due to irritation or infection)
  • Ocular allergies (seasonal, due to allergens in the air, commonly pollen from grasses, trees, and plants – and perennial, from dust mites, feather bedding, pet dander, perfumes, cosmetics, smoke, chlorine, and/or air pollution. Symptoms are itchy, burning, watery eyes, and/or swollen eyelids.)
  • Dry eyes (insufficient lubrication causing dry or excessively water eyes, inflammation, discomfort and light sensitivity. Risk of acquiring this condition increases with age, and has been linked to excessive ‘screen time’ on digital devices.)
  • Contact lens issues (from improper use, ill-fitting or damaged lens)
  • Foreign body removal or other physical eye injury
  • Eye flashes and floaters (specks or strings drifting in your field of vision. Potentially signs of posterior vitreous detachment.)
  • Noticeable decrease in or loss of vision

Our office is committed to providing eye care to patients 7 days a week, including late evening appointments Monday to Friday.

For patients with after-hours ocular emergencies, our doctors advise all patients to proceed to the emergency department at a local hospital for assistance.

Women's College Hospital

76 Grenville St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2, Canada

Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada

St. Michael’s Hospital

30 Bond St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada

Mount Sinai Hospital

600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5, Canada

Sunnybrook Hospital

2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada