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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Our optometry practice in East

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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
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 04, 2023
Great care, well run business and reasonable price.
- Feb. 01, 2023
I have had the pleasure to visit this location 2 times. Every time I have been in they have been ex... tremely great to work with. Tony is amazing! And you can tell he takes pride in his work and makes the customer feel welcomed.
- Jan. 21, 2023
Everyone is nice and pricing is clear
- Jan. 18, 2023
My 8 year old and I both came for a routine eye exam. The space is clean and well designed, and the ... staff and doctors were very friendly. We were seen quickly but felt that they spent the right amount of time explaining the process and didn't rush us through. I'd highly recommend!
- Jan. 07, 2023
Always great and friendly service
- Jan. 05, 2023
Staff is very nice, and super helpful.
- Dec. 31, 2022
Awesome service from great staff and Doctors.
- Dec. 14, 2022
Excellent service I would recommend coming to this clinic.
- Dec. 11, 2022
Very friendly and helpful.
- Oct. 25, 2022
All of the staff I spoke with were kind & professional. There was a nice layout inside the store. Th... ey were very transparent about what the costs of services would be which was very appreciated. I would recommend.
- Oct. 04, 2022
Saved me from having to stress about where to get a new prescription and glasses. Got recommended to... come to this place by a friend/ coworker
- Sep. 23, 2022
very friendly staff! I had a great experience with Dr. Lipscomb!
- Sep. 20, 2022
I've been going here since I was 3 they rebranded about a year or so ago and it's the best 100/10 de... finitely recommend
- Aug. 17, 2022
An amazing experience by some amazing and knowledgeable staff.
- Aug. 16, 2022
Great place for eye exams!
- Jul. 28, 2022
Large facility, very nice and easy to find. The check in was quick and all staff was friendly and h... elpful. Went in for an annual eye exam and it was as quick and time efficient as I would've liked! Saw Dr. Hieb who was very personable, professional and helpful. Called me herself for a follow up on information she was looking into for me.
- Jul. 28, 2022
Fast and friendly experience.
- Jul. 25, 2022
Great work 👏🏿
- Jul. 01, 2022
I had a great experience!! Kiana was very helpful and so easy to talk to. She was so patient with me... when I did the machine with the pictures - a completely new experience to me! Dr. VanDan was so knowledgeable and informative. He had a great pace throughout our appointment and I never felt rushed like other practices I have been to! Those two made my experience exceptional!
- Jun. 11, 2022
Amazing staff. Made my experience very quick and easy. I left with a smile!

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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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