Eye Emergencies in Pagosa Springs

Eye Emergencies in Pagosa 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 - Pagosa Springs for emergency eye care.

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

eye emergency treated at ABBA Eye Care - Pagosa Springs

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

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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


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 Pagosa 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 Pagosa Springs as soon as possible.

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- Jul. 13, 2024
The staff at this location are awesome! Everyone was friendly, knowledge, helpful and efficient. The... Doctor I saw took the time to answer all my questions and the staff helped me to pick out the perfect pair of glasses! Definitely recommend them!
- Jun. 26, 2024
Passed through on a road trip and need emergency eye glass repair…done with a smile. Thank you �... ��
- Jun. 24, 2024
I had a wonderful experience with ABBA Eye Care! Thank you for helping make my day better and guide ... me through the process.
- Jun. 19, 2024
I am not sure if my other review was received. Soooo here is another one. The staff at Abba Eye Care... was fantastic. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I actually had a good time taking the eye exam. The remote doctors were as friendly and helpful as the people at Abba. I am 72 years old and this is the first prescription glasses I have ever owned. I am very happy and look forward to getting the glasses. A special thanks to Michel who helped me through the eye exam and choosing the frames plus she is the first person to ask for my autograph in 35 years. HA!
- Jun. 16, 2024
The staff are friendly, kind, and helpful. I am so glad I chose this place for my eye care checkup
- Apr. 18, 2024
The best place, they are patient and super helpful and willing to take every ounce of precaution to ... insure you will be well taken care of. Very friendly atmosphere I always go in With anxiety and leave with confidence.
- Apr. 01, 2024
We've been treated very well each time we're in for an appointment. Moved here in 2001, and have bee... n served by Abba Eyecare ever since.
- Mar. 30, 2024
Great people work here. Terrific selection for products. Quick turnaround for glasses orders was ver... y nice.
- Nov. 21, 2023
Great Team of friendly, patient, knowledgeable professionals.
- Nov. 05, 2023
I am so grateful for the technology and prompt referral from the local staff. Angie did a great job ... spotting a potential problem and referring me for advanced care, not otherwise possible in our small mountain community. Thx Abba.
- Jun. 18, 2023
Very nice and helpful staff
- Jun. 13, 2023
The staff is friendly and efficient.
- Jun. 10, 2023
Friendly nice good experience enjoyed it have a good day
- May. 24, 2023
Very welcoming staff! They are always friendly and happy!
- May. 13, 2023
Had a problem and was seen right away. Also a great selection of frames and sunglasses.
- May. 05, 2023
Great Doctor and staff.
- May. 01, 2023
Great service and professionalism!
- Jan. 07, 2023
The staff at ABBA are very professional and they are really friendly to their clients. My experience... with them was very easy and I was impressed by the equipment used on my eyes which is the latest technology for eye care. Five Stars with an extra one for good measure.
- Dec. 07, 2022
I love my glasses
- Nov. 03, 2022
Knowledgeable team ....... DR. is professional with great bedside manner. Highly recommend.

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Urgent Eye Care in Pagosa Springs

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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Have an eye emergency?

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

(970) 731-4300