Eye Emergencies in Southeast Colorado Springs

Eye Emergencies in Southeast Colorado Springs

Foreign objects or stabbing pains in your eye? Don’t wait!

(719) 578-2020

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.

eye emergency treated at ABBA Eye Care - Lake

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!


What To Do If You Have an Eye Emergency

close-up of eye

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


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.

Patient Reviews
4.4
548 Reviews
5
4
3
2
1
- Jul. 12, 2024
This was by far the best Abba Eye Care location I have been to. The customer service was great from ... the moment I walked in. The optimatrist Scott was super friendly, informative and well organized. Thank you for helping me pick out my new pair of glasses!
- Jul. 08, 2024
Dr Cloud was professional and sensitive to the fact that my eyes are starting to go through "the cha... nge". The office has the most beautiful doors that are absolute works of art and worth seeing!
- Jun. 14, 2024
Great service, no waiting, prices for veterans were more than fair!
- May. 27, 2024
Everybody was so nice to me! And they were very knowledgeable about everything and informative as we... ll
- May. 27, 2024
Great
- Apr. 20, 2024
Dr. Cloud was absolutely amazing. Very thorough with all her answers. Very professional. By far the ... best eye exam I've ever had.
- Apr. 11, 2024
Was very impressed with my first visit to ABBA Eye Care. I received prompt, professional and courte... ous service. I will recommend to my friends and family.
- Apr. 08, 2024
Best place to go and great customer service!
- Mar. 28, 2024
They were very friendly, efficient, helpful and thorough. I am also extremely impressed with how qui... ckly the turnaround was to receive my glasses! I had my appointment on a Tuesday and was told that it would take about 2 weeks to receive both my glasses and sunglasses and maybe the same timeframe for my glasses that they had to turn over to the VA. By that Saturday, I had a tracking number (USPS informed delivery, I get emailed daily) saying that my pair from the VA will be delivered Monday AND that Monday morning I got a call from ABBA saying that my glasses were ready. By the time I went to pick them up that afternoon, my sunglasses had also been there ready for me to pickup! Everything just went so smoothly and I have zero complaints.
- Mar. 24, 2024
I had a very positive experience, largely due to the exceptional service provided by the staff. They... were notably attentive and courteous, demonstrating a genuine concern for my needs and inquiries. Their patience was evident throughout my interaction with them, ensuring that I felt comfortable and unhurried in expressing any questions or concerns I had. Furthermore, the staff's knowledge was impressive. They were well-prepared to address my queries, offering detailed and understandable explanations. This not only instilled confidence in the services offered but also contributed to a more enriching experience. Overall, the entire experience was pleasant, marked by a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. The staff’s professionalism and the quality of service significantly enhanced my satisfaction. I look forward to future interactions and would highly recommend their services to others based on my experience.
- Mar. 18, 2024
There professionals
- Mar. 16, 2024
Dr. Cloud (and Scott) understood exactly what was required to correct my vision!
- Mar. 06, 2024
Friendly staff and easy to schedule
- Mar. 03, 2024
I just turned 62 & this was my first eye exam. The entire experience was pleasant. My glasses arrive... d in one week (quicker than expected).
- Feb. 27, 2024
Love Dr Cloud and Kori the guy who helped us pick out our glasses thank you
- 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!

View All 548 Reviews

Urgent Eye Care in Southeast Colorado Springs

Our optometry practice in Southeast Colorado Springs

Photograph of Alexandria  Cloud
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

Woman with red eyes holding her head

Have an eye emergency?

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

(719) 578-2020