You can visit us for any eye infection, sudden or prolonged discomfort, or other eye related emergency. We are conveniently located at 50 Bloor Street West, between Yonge Street and Bay Street, two blocks from the Toronto Public Library.

Some of the eye related emergencies we treat are:

  • Eye infections like Red Eye (expanded blood vessels due to irritation or infection), Pink Eye (“conjunctivitis” causes redness and swelling of the mucous membrane lining the surface of the eye and eyelid)
  • Seasonal and perennial allergies (from pollen, perfume, dust, pet dander and many other common irritants)
  • Dry Eye Syndrome (lack of moisture, sometimes creating excessively teary eyes or constant need for lubricating eye drops), and contact lens issues (damaged or ill-fitting lens)
  • Foreign body removal or other physical eye injury
  • Eye flashes (typically caused by viterous gel shrinking, pulling on the retina) or “floaters” (black spots or strings in your field of vision) Suddenly seeing new floaters and/or repeated flashes could mean your retina has detached, a very serious condition that must be treated immediately to prevent blindness.
  • Any perceived loss of vision

If you feel like you may have an eye related emergency, please give us a call at 416-922-5164 or stop by Yorkville Eyecare, and we will be happy to help you. For after-hours emergencies, contact a local hospital with an ophthalmology department, including Sunnybrook Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital.