Eye Emergencies in Alamosa

Eye Emergencies in Alamosa

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 - Alamosa for emergency eye care.

Our Alamosa 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 Alamosa

Our optometry practice in Alamosa

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 Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Humana
  • Davis Vision
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Colorado Access
Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 15, 2024
Dr. Sicco is always attentive and listens to all of my concerns. The staff is always friendly and h... elpful.
- Mar. 20, 2024
Sick great professionalism. I recommend ABBA Eye Care to everybody.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Wow what a wonderful place! Parking & Road access are bit dicey but that is Alamosa! The entire staf... f is welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. Thank you. Abba eye care!
- Jan. 30, 2024
As an artist my eyes are very important to me. I needed sharper vision.
- Jan. 21, 2024
I was very comfortable with my visit and the staff and eye doctor had a smile on their face from the... time I walked in until I left, they are very professional and make their clients feel at home, thank you ABBA Care for my wonderful experience with you.
- Dec. 26, 2023
Good experience overall. Good service and feel well taken care of.
- Dec. 05, 2023
From our eye exam appointments to picking up our glasses, the experience at Abba Eye Care in Alamosa... has been exemplary. But the most telling testimony to their capable hands is when I put on my new glasses and forgot they were even there! My husband had to ask me if I was wearing my new glasses before I realized several hours had passed since putting them on. I will be back.
- Nov. 23, 2023
Amazing and helpful staff! Overall wonderful experience and I LOVE my new glasses!!
- Nov. 05, 2023
Everyone there was helpful & courteous. I did not feel rushed making my choice. Great service & ver... y clean.🎇
- Oct. 31, 2023
Everyone explained what they were doing beforehand
- Sep. 26, 2023
All was good and thanks for being there for veterans.
- Sep. 25, 2023
Friendly staff, Dr. Sicco explains things so well. I truly enjoy going to the eye doctor here.
- Aug. 24, 2023
Everyone was very nice and professional.
- Aug. 21, 2023
Excellent care! Very friendly staff and provider! Thank you
- Aug. 19, 2023
Professional from the get go, very knowledgeable
- Aug. 19, 2023
The entire staff at ABBA is extremely pleasant, caring, kind and professional. Thank you!
- Aug. 12, 2023
Dr Sicco very well educated on her profession, kind, helps to find solutions to problems
- Aug. 03, 2023
Amazing service and people who work with you!😊
- Jul. 30, 2023
It was simple quick and easy. I was only oe there so there were no issues. Staff was very knowledgea... ble and friendly,, I've used them for a few years now and never had an issue.
- Jul. 07, 2023
I took my father to Abba for the exam before cataract surgery and Dr. Sicco is the best my father ha... s ever experienced at a eye glass company and she also impressed me by welcoming my presence during the exams so I had Dr. Sicco practice me a new prescription and the lenses for my eye glasses ended up being flawless! There are no variances in clarity at any direction I'm looking and I can see clearer than any other glasses I've had made any where else except lens crafters! Unfortunately the frames had a slight defect where the left arm swing out way further than the right but when I brought it up during my first adjustment it was still during the COVID pandemic so the lady adjusting stood almost six feet away from me and said she couldn't see his they looked crooked and didn't know if I exchanged them for another pair of frames if they would also be defective but I'll blame it on COVID for now because I don't want to taint the beautiful experience my father and I had by seeing Dr. Sicco, she is the best in the west!

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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 Alamosa 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 Alamosa as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

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

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