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Eye Emergency? Visit Us For Fast Diagnosis and Treatments

Chemical Burns or Irritants

We are fully equipped to treat most chemical burns. If you currently have a chemical in your eye, immediately flush it out with cool water for at least 10 minutes and come see us immediately or visit the closest walk in clinic.

Emergency Treatments Covered by OHIP

Our doctors provide the same type of emergency eye care (aside from surgery) that you would find in a walk-in clinic or hospital. As such, OHIP covers your treatments in the same way they would do so at a walk-in/hospital.

Seek Immediate Treatment

The eye is an incredibly sensitive organ. If you have injured your eye, seek immediate treatment.

If our clinic is closed and you are experiencing an eye emergency, immediately go to the Stevenson Hospital emergency department.

Avoid Over the Counter Eye Drops Until Diagnosis

Depending on the nature of the emergency, over the counter treatments (eye drops) may actually work against you. Seek a proper diagnosis prior to introducing any chemicals or medicines into the equation.

Eye Safety Helps Avoid Eye Emergencies!

It goes without saying that prevention is the best medicine. Always protect your eyes when in an environment where eye injury is a risk.

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Symptoms of Chemical Burns

Symptoms of a chemical burn on your eye include:

  • Tearing, watery eyes
  • Redness, irritation
  • Hard to see, blurred vision
  • Swelling
  • Pain

These symptoms could develop from something as innocuous as the cleaner you use on your bathroom mirror. You don’t always need to get the chemical itself in your eye- even just fumes can cause many of the same symptoms.

Flushing Your Eye

If you have got a chemical (or other irritant) in your eye, the first thing you should do is flush it out. You can do this via an eyewash station/bottle, or at home using your sink.

  • Tilt your head up
  • Hold your eyelid open
  • Rinse your eye with cool water thoroughly

Flush your eye for at least 10 minutes, even if the discomfort goes away shortly after beginning. It is imperative to remove all of the chemical from your eye.

NTOC Testimonials

  • Since 2004, Dr. Peacock and Dr. Amarnath of NTOC have very capably managed my eye care needs in conjunction with my Ophthalmologist. As a regular patient at their clinic, I can attest to their competence and to their hightech equipment. The NTOC Optometrists have an excellent working relationship with the two Ophthalmologists who have privileges at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. This is so important to their patients who are determined to require the next level of eye care. Their staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. NTOC is a great place to entrust your eyes.

    J.J. Paul Whiteside, CMA, FCMA, Alliston

  • Dr. Amarnath and Dr. Peacock have been more than accommodating under both our planned and emergency situations. NTOC always provides flexible options and they are always happy to see us. Each visit is a very positive experience. The services and products they provide are comprehensive, but not high-pressured, and they provide service and guarantees that are much higher than industry standards. We totally enjoy and appreciate being their patients and recommend NTOC without reservation.

    Maryann & Gordon Foy, Alliston

  • When I experienced a serious eye condition in 2006, I was very impressed with the knowledge, expertise, and quick response by Dr. Amarnath and his team at NTOC. I was referred to an eye specialist the very same day, and my follow-up care was thorough and efficient, even to this day. This team works with absolute professionalism, and I would highly recommend them to my family and friends.

    Gregg Fullarton, Cookstown

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Peacock since 2002, and find him to be very competent and thorough. Dr.Peacock genuinely listens to any concerns I have about my eyes, and takes the time to enquire with interest about my family. His team is always pleasant, polite and helpful, making me feel very comfortable when I visit the clinic.

    Patricia Murphy, New Tecumseth

  • I was very impressed with my first visit. From the moment I walked in, the staff was more than friendly and she did her best to explain procedures and tests that would be done today. I am a very nervous eye patient and Dr. Peacock did everything to ease my tensions and explain all procedures. When choosing my glasses, I felt very confident in her suggestions and was very pleased with the time taken to ensure the correct choice and fit. All in all, I am thrilled with my choice of optometrist office. And, I look forward to my next visit. Something I have never experienced before. Thank you.

    Merry Clayton, New Tecumseth