Eye Emergencies in North Side

Eye Emergencies in North Side

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 - Pueblo Hwy 50 for emergency eye care.

Our North Side 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 North Side

Our optometry practice in North Side

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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
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 06, 2024
I've been to a few ABBA locations in Colorado. This one has to be my favorite. Very clean and friend... ly/funny staff. We did the digital appointments and really enjoyed it, plus, same day scheduling. Highly recommend.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Staff was really respectful an easy going will definitely continue to bring my business to them
- Dec. 20, 2023
Excellent service, exceptional professionalism.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Everybody was polite knowledgeable friendly and make you feel comfortable while you're there. I woul... d highly recommend this. Above and beyond service thank you
- Dec. 11, 2023
My kids and I have been going to ABBA for our exams and glasses for years. We recently moved to Pueb... lo West so had to switch to this location. The staff here is always amazing, very friendly and helpful. Tony is always the best! I went in about a week ago with my daughter and two nephews and, let's just say the kids were being a bit extra that day. Tony didn't seem to mind and was just engaging with the kids and answering all their questions, no matter how silly. He made all of us feel very comfortable and so much more at ease, even with a couple of rowdy kids!
- Sep. 20, 2023
Awesome customer service, very pleasant, friendly, and professional staff. We move down to Southern... Colorado almost 10 years ago and started our eye health-care at ABBA and really don't see us going anywhere else.
- Jun. 29, 2023
Nice job and very professional
- May. 26, 2023
Staff was great very friendly
- May. 12, 2023
Great service
- Feb. 25, 2023
Love my new glasses! 😃
- Oct. 06, 2022
Just had the best exam experience here.
- Oct. 04, 2022
LOVE MY GLASSES! Thanks so much, Dr. Bourgon and all of the staff, you're AWESOME!!!
- Sep. 18, 2022
They are always very helpful!
- Aug. 26, 2022
Leslie did a fantastic job with patients. Everyone was pleasant and professional. It was a great e... xperience. I highly recommend Abba Eye
- Aug. 25, 2022
My experience at ABBA is always positive.
- Jun. 26, 2022
The staff and Dr were friendly and caring. I've been going there for 3 years now and I have always ... been greeted with kindness and respect.
- Jun. 21, 2022
The entire staff is amazing, I'm not sure what else to say but .. yep .amazing 🙂
- Jun. 18, 2022
Always friendly and professional.
- May. 27, 2022
Extraordinary staff and excellent service. I love this office as do my kids!
- May. 07, 2022
Staff in the Pueblo West office are always friendly and helpful!

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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 North Side 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 North Side as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Hwy 50 in North Side without delay!

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