Eye Emergencies in Gunnison

Eye Emergencies in Gunnison

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 - Gunnison for emergency eye care.

Our Gunnison 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 Gunnison

Our optometry practice in Gunnison

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  • 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
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Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 12, 2024
Friendly environment, 100% professional staff, excellent selection of eye ware
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great service and great Prices! Awesome experience once again!!
- Jan. 30, 2024
Professional workplace. A very well run practice!
- Jan. 07, 2024
Wonderful people and great new glasses! Lots to choose from!
- Nov. 28, 2023
Dr. Robbins and the entire staff are extremely kind, helpful and thorough. I have had a great experi... ence each time, from regular eye exams to purchasing eye glasses.
- Sep. 15, 2023
Great doctor & staff!
- Sep. 07, 2023
They took the time to discuss the condition of my eyes, as well as taking the time to check in with ... me as a person. Good luck finding that at a Lens Crafters or larger national outfit! Couldn’t recommend them enough.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Staff were very friendly, and did a great job of explaining the procedures and results in a way that... was easy to understand.
- Jun. 19, 2023
Dr. Robbins and his staff are great. The Dr. Is knowledga and friendly. The staff too is friendly an... d helpful. Once you're with them you're in very capable hands. Just make sure you're talking with them and not "corporate", since ABBA is corporately owned. Do not trust the online appointment system. Make your appointment directly with the Gunnison office-- the first person who answes the phone for appointments will be corporate-- not Gunnison. I highly recommend Dr. Robbins and his staff, but the ownership situation can lead to confusion. Corporate also could stand to put some money into the outside of the Gunnison office. It has always been so cute, but is looking rundown. They've done a good job with the interior, so it's a pleasant surprise compared to the walk up. I'm rating a 5 for the Dr. and staff because they deserve it, but as you can guess, if I was rating their ownership my rating would go down.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Love Love Love Dr Dave
- Jun. 05, 2023
Dr Robbins is extremely knowledgeable and every staff member is so friendly and helpful
- Apr. 15, 2023
Outstanding care!
- Feb. 27, 2023
Dr. Dave and his staff were life savers!!!! My wife and I traveled from Crested Butte and they got u... s right in and out, with smiles on their faces!! The doc was a plethora of information regarding my wife’s corneal abrasion and effectively treated her, enough for us to continue with our vacation!!! The entire experience was professional and efficient!! We would recommend over and over!!!
- Feb. 16, 2023
Great eye doctor office. Professional and courteous and everything was on schedule.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Great place! Nice lady repaired my mangled glasses at no charge. Good selection of glasses& shades. ... Highly recommend!
- Jan. 19, 2023
One of the best eye doctors I've been to in my 30 years of needing corrective vision. Dr. Robbins ta... kes the time to explain the details behind what they are checking for and provides several recommendations to address symptoms in the least expensive way.
- Jan. 18, 2023
Dr. Robbins ("Dave") and the ABBA staff treat their patients with kindness and respect. Lettie was v... ery friendly and helpful! The technology they employ is truly amazing. I'm always pleased when a medical office runs appointments in a timely manner and they do. I highly recommend ABBA Eyecare.
- Jan. 16, 2023
Extremely friendly & helpful!
- Jan. 13, 2023
Dr. Dave Robbins is simply the best. He's focused, knowledgeable and personable. Trust is really b... ig in my book. When I'm in the care of Dave Robbins, OD, I know I've got the best.
- Nov. 14, 2022
Great selection!!

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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 Gunnison 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 Gunnison as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

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

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