Emergency Eye Care in Woodbridge

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When emergencies happen, it is crucial to act quickly. Eye emergencies are no different. Swift action may be necessary to prevent sight loss or long-term eye damage. 

If you have an ocular emergency during our office hours, please call us and let our team know the details of your situation. If you have an emergency outside of our office hours, we recommend that you go directly to the emergency department.

What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency?

A variety of conditions are considered eye emergencies, and all have their own symptoms. As a general rule, if you suffer from any of the following issues, seek help immediately:

  • Trauma to the eye
  • Something stuck in the eye
  • Bruising around the eye
  • Scratch, cut or abrasion
  • Chemical splash
  • Eye pain or soreness
  • Extreme itchiness
  • Discharge or crustiness
  • Double vision
  • Pupils that are not the same size
  • Blood in the eye

What to Do & Not Do in the Event of an Eye Emergency

If you are experiencing an eye emergency, you may be tempted to treat it at home. It is important that you seek medical attention rather than self-treating. Here are some things to do—and not do—in the event of an eye emergency:

  • DO NOT rub or apply pressure to the eye
  • DO NOT use medications or ointments in the eye
  • DO NOT try to remove foreign bodies
  • DO NOT use tools or tweezers near the eye
  • DO remove contact lenses
  • DO flush the eye with cool water if you have experienced a chemical splash
  • DO seek medical attention by calling our office or going to an emergency room if we are unavailable. 

Preventing an Eye Emergency

Your eyes are precious, so preventing eye injuries is important. Here are some simple tips for preventing eye emergencies:

  • Use protective eyewear when working in dangerous situations, with projectiles, or sharp objects
  • Use caution and follow all directions when working with chemicals
  • When participating in sporting events, wear protective eyewear if there is a risk of injury
  • Use UV protective eyewear to prevent sunburns
  • Keep heated tools like curling irons away from the eyes

When In Doubt, Seek Medical Attention

Always visit a medical professional to treat an eye injury. Preserving your sight is paramount, so if you are not sure whether your condition is an emergency, call our office for assistance.

Our Location

Where to Find Us?

We are located on the northwest corner of Hwy 7 and Pine Valley Dr.

Where to Park?

There is ample free parking available immediately directly in front of our ground floor entrance

Our Address

  • 4610 Hwy 7, Suite 110
  • Woodbridge, ON L4L 4Y7

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Why Choose Us

Trusted in the Community

Dr. Brian Abrams Optometrist has been a trusted provider of family and specialized care in Woodbridge, Vaughan, for more than 2 decades. Our team has been a trusted service provider in the Woodbridge community since 1994.

Patient-Centric Approach

Your experience is our priority. From your first consultation following every subsequent visit, every member of our team is here to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable.

The Most Advanced Equipment

Our office is equipped with the best equipment and the latest technology, enabling our teams to deliver the most comprehensive and effective care, from diagnostics and exams to treatments.

Full Range of Services

We provide our customers with a wide range of high-quality and professional eye care services for every member of the family, so you can get all the care you need from one convenient location and one trusted provider.

Fast Responses

Our office is open 6 days a week and is easy to access for convenient and prompt services. We urgently respond to your requests so you can address all your eye care and optometry needs efficiently. When emergency care is required, we accommodate same-day appointments based on severity.

Expert Teams

Dr. Brian Abrams is a graduate of one of the world’s leading eye care institutions and an Ontario Association of Optometrists member. While our team has many years of education and experience, we continually participate in courses to expand our knowledge and services.

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