Eye Emergencies in Colorado Springs

Eye Emergencies in Colorado Springs

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

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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 - Woodmen for emergency eye care.

Our 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 Colorado Springs

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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 28, 2023
Dr Garwood is the Absolute BEST! She’s thorough and truly cares about ur eyes. The staff is Great... also! Frame selection is good but if u like BLING as I do, there is none.
- Nov. 22, 2023
I can't believe I didn't do this sooner but this review is necessary and overdo! I cannot say enough... good things about doctor Jennings. I recently went on Accutane and my eyes dried up so badly that I sought help. Dr Jennings was so honest and thorough with me, and most of all extremely caring. She knew exactly what she was talking about and everything she predicted was exactly right. I am so thankful for her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring provider.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Very good👍
- Oct. 25, 2023
Friendly, professional staff were helpful at making the experience positive.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Began on time and moved quickly.
- Oct. 11, 2023
I really liked Dr.Jennings and the staff. They were very friendly and took time to answer any questi... ons I had.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Great care and quality service here!
- Sep. 28, 2023
I was seen to get my eyes checked for my diabetes! Everyone was so helpful and friendly ! Dr Garwood... was amazing! Highly recommended this place!!! Thank you!
- Sep. 26, 2023
Dr. Heck, Frank, and the whole front desk staff are amazing!!! I will continue driving 30 minutes, j... ust for the exceptional customer service when me and my daughter both went and each time we were treated with respect, courtesy, and kindness. There was no pressure to spend out of pocket money when I was unable to. Seriously, it matters the way healthcare professionals treat people and these guys are doing it right five stars isn’t enough.
- Sep. 25, 2023
I'm always so happy to see Dr. Oberbreckling at Abba, as he is very experienced and skilled in helpi... ng me with contacs and glasses. He knows exactly what to do to make my vision perfect.
- Sep. 13, 2023
Good service and care!
- Sep. 12, 2023
Very nice staff and great service
- Aug. 29, 2023
Dr. Garwood is very thorough and answered all my questions without making me feel rushed. Staff is a... lways friendly and helpful.
- Aug. 15, 2023
Dr. Heck was very thorough and gives a well explanation eye exam and Kaitlyn also did a wonderful jo... b explaining each procedure prior to seeing Dr. Heck for the final eye exam and consultation.
- Aug. 09, 2023
The staff is friendly and professional.
- Jul. 28, 2023
Dr. Heck was amazing! I highly recommend her!
- Jul. 22, 2023
Excellent treatment and care.
- Jul. 12, 2023
Oh my goodness! This is my first expert with Abba and VA making my glasses. I’m a veteran and had... problems with the way the vets made my glasses (twice!) from the script Abba Dr wrote. I paid for another exam o ur of my pocket….picked frames that I liked (not the cheap ones the VA insists we use). Picked up my glasses and my, my, my! This is the BEST I have seen in years!! SERIOUSLY!😁👏👏
- Jul. 06, 2023
I was seen for dry eye syndrome recently. Dr. Garwood and her assistant, Kelseigh were so wonderful.... Both very professional and friendly. They answered my questions thoroughly and explained everything very well. The front staff was friendly and professional. The office so clean and comfortable. I will only see Dr. Garwood in the future for my eye care needs. So thankful to have been seen by her.
- Jul. 04, 2023
Absolutely recommend! Great customer service and eye care. Very knowledgeable and the pricing is gre... at- coming from someone who has terrible insurance.

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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 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 Colorado Springs as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

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

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