Eye Emergencies in Southeast Colorado Springs

Eye Emergencies in Southeast Colorado Springs

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Experiencing a stab of pain in your eye?

Sudden changes in vision? Images appearing faded, blurry or foggy?

Got chemicals or another foreign object or substance in your eye?

Come visit ABBA Eye Care - Lake for emergency eye care.

Our Southeast Colorado Springs optometrists can help you preserve your vision and eye health.

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We understand that accidents happen.

Our optometrists know exactly what to do to help you through your eye care emergency.

Whether it’s a workplace accident, an at-home incident, or some other emergency requiring immediate attention, we’re here to help you preserve your eye health and sight!


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What To Do If You Have an Eye Emergency

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First things first. Don’t panic! Staying calm is the best way to help you think straight and help those around you to remain calm. Often, it’s not necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. In fact, the vast majority of people who go to the emergency room for eye care could have received treatment from their local optometrist instead.

If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing an eye emergency, give us a call immediately! Delay may increase the risk of serious complications and may result in vision loss.

Until you see your eye doctor or seek urgent care, avoid the following:

  • Don’t try to remove an embedded object out of your eye
  • If your eye is injured, don't press on it or rub it
  • Dry cotton and sharp instruments such as tweezers should never be used on the eye.

Whether you've had a workplace accident or an at-home incident, our eye doctors are here to help


Urgent Eye Care in Southeast Colorado Springs

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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 24, 2024
Excellent care and service
- Feb. 01, 2024
The doctor and staff was very accommodating, helpful and extremely nice. I want to thank you all kin... dly
- Dec. 28, 2023
Friendly staff and very helpful.
- Nov. 23, 2023
Great experience and large selection of glasses
- Nov. 08, 2023
They have a good selection of glasses, and the staff is professional and super helpful!
- Nov. 04, 2023
The staff are friendly and helpful. Helped me get my first pair for glasses so I could pass my DOT p... hysical.
- Nov. 01, 2023
I saw Dr. Oberbreckling (Dr. O) on Oct. 11. He & his technician exceeded all expectations for servic... e resulting in making an Ophthalmology referral. Thank you!
- Oct. 20, 2023
Dr. O is amazing and I won't go to anyone else. Danielle was so helpful with explaining the differen... t lenses and coatings. She also gave an honest opinion on the different frames I chose regardless of price. I ended up with the best pair of glasses I have ever had. Thank you Danielle!
- Oct. 20, 2023
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- Oct. 10, 2023
Friendly and knowable staff, nice warm aesthetic.
- Sep. 25, 2023
Very friendly staff and helpful
- Sep. 15, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Was referred yo have cataract surgery and wait til afterwar... ds to get new lenses for my glasses
- Aug. 22, 2023
Great service-quick and professional Scott was very knowledgeable, helpful to keep me close to the p... rice I wanted to spend
- Jul. 10, 2023
Dr Kim was efficient and thorough. Scott was excellent.
- Jul. 07, 2023
We appreciate the professionalism of the doctors and office personnel working at ABBA Eyecare.
- Jun. 23, 2023
I had amazing service! Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable from the time I was greeted at r... eception to the time I left. I was seen very promptly after I had arrived and didn’t have much time waiting for the doctor as well. I will always go to this Abba for all my eye needs.
- Jun. 20, 2023
Highest quality frames and lenses.
- May. 27, 2023
I've never had an eye exam or glasses before so didn't know what to expect. Everyone there was so ni... ce and helpful explaining every step to me and taking extra care to make sure I understood everything. I will continue to come here in the future.
- May. 26, 2023
Always a great experience!
- May. 25, 2023
The staff is caring and professional. In a word, AMAZING. HOOOAHH!!

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Eye Emergencies FAQs

What is considered an eye emergency?

Eye emergencies are anything that may cause permanent damage to your eyes or vision without timely intervention from an eye care professional.

The most common types of eye emergencies include:

  • A blow, poke or other trauma to the eye
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Chemical spills in the eye
  • Foreign object embedded in the eye
  • Sudden appearance of light flashes or floaters
  • Contact lens lost in the eye
Does an eye infection require urgent care?

Symptoms of an eye infection typically include itching, burning, redness, crusty and watery eyes. See a Southeast Colorado Springs eye doctor if your symptoms last over 4 days or if you experience intense pain, redness, blurred vision or light sensitivity.

What should I do if a foreign object enters my eye?

Most of the time, a person can easily remove debris from the eye by repeatedly blinking to get the debris out. If that doesn't work, you can wash your eye with saline (sterile salt water) to flush out any dust and dirt from your eye, or use streaming tap water.

However, to scratch your cornea while attempting to get an object out which can cause further site-threatening complications.

So the best thing you can do in this kind of eye emergency is to get to your eye doctor in Southeast Colorado Springs as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting ABBA Eye Care - Lake in Southeast Colorado Springs without delay!

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