Eye Emergencies in East

Eye Emergencies in East

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 EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard for emergency eye care.

Our East 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


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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
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  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
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  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 23, 2024
Great and friendly people, very accommodating, and simply an awesome experience!
- Feb. 11, 2024
I’ve been here 3 times in the past 5 months. Once for eye exam and twice for medical issues with a... n eye (black eye skiing, scratched eye). All times staff was accommodating, friendly and patient. Wait times were reasonable and quick.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Just sharing my experience with what was called "One Hour Optical". During my time in Denver, CO. fr... om 1997 till 2019. This business which at the time had a contract with the VAMC to help veterans with exams and glasses for free. Got two pairs of glasses from them which was a pleasant experience until I moved to Minnesota in 2019. The Minneapolis VAMC has their own eye clinic and eyeglass store in the hospital itself. I like that arrangement better. But, I liked the employees at this business during my time in Denver, CO. Edit: A reply to the owner's comment. Thank you for the sentiment, but I am in Minnesota now and can't "see you soon". Lol.
- Feb. 07, 2024
The exam was very thorough, and the cost of all the proceedings was outlined before -- whether it wa... s already covered by my insurance, or it would be an extra cost. And I had the option to postpone anything that would incur in extra cost. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr Benjamin was so amazing. One of the best eye appointments I have had in years. The staff at this ... location were also accommodating and professional.
- Jan. 23, 2024
great experience. Wonderful staff. nice selection and good budget options.
- Jan. 20, 2024
So greatful for this place! They are so kind and saw my sister urgently on a Saturday. She has an ex... tensive surgical history to one of her eyes and they did not hesitate to fit her in and make sure she wasn't experiencing a retinal detachment again. Thank you all so much!
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great place to get glasses
- Dec. 26, 2023
Excellent service and price
- Dec. 20, 2023
Great people, and they saved my left eye. I had a retinal tear, and they saw me within 24 hours of m... e calling them, and they directed me to the right people to fix it. Very grateful.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Staff was kind and helpful and Dr. Riggs was great! It was easy to make an appointment online and no... snags once I was in the office.
- Nov. 06, 2023
The staff is so friendly and did what it took to make my glasses work for me. They have a really goo... d selection for those of us with medicaid, and all my kids love them also.
- Oct. 15, 2023
I have always had great service and experiences at this location...thank you!
- Aug. 26, 2023
Great experience! Awesome staff!
- Aug. 24, 2023
Mitsi went to great lengths to fix an insurance mess up. Amanda was proactive in finding a couple o... f frames she thought I would like and I did! Dr. Lahoud was very patient with my need to talk and be heard.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Very professional. In and out in less then 30 mins. Dr. Emily is amazing and super helpful.
- Jul. 29, 2023
I just want to thank both Dr. Lipscomb, and Dr. Meyette. Both were extremely accommodating, attentiv... e, and informed. I would say that they both were doctors that I would happily see again- both for the aforementioned reasons and because they will have helped my eyes stay in the best shape possible. Dr. Meyette, you taking your time to calmly address my concerns (some of them repeatedly when I made it necessary) was probably the biggest relief I could have asked for when it comes to my overall health concerns. Thanks so much, sir.
- Jul. 27, 2023
Excellent service! Staff are knowledgeable and helpful.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Very cordial and professional
- Jul. 22, 2023
I really appreciated James’ help yesterday. He was incredibly proactive and worked with my insuran... ce and budget limits to get me what I needed. I got contacts for the first time, and he was incredibly patient and helpful as I learned to put them in. Thank you!

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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 East 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 East as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard in East without delay!

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