Eye Emergencies in Castle Rock

Eye Emergencies in Castle Rock

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 The Meadows Family Eye Care for emergency eye care.

Our Castle Rock 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!


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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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 Castle Rock 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 Castle Rock as soon as possible.

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- Dec. 29, 2023
Dr Ryan is top professional. They have great diagnostics equipment and a friendly staff.
- Sep. 06, 2023
I haven’t had my eyes checked in a long time. And I liked Ryan Reid very much.
- Aug. 25, 2023
100% recommend Dr. Ryan and his entire staff! I had massive cataracts and he made an excellent refe... rral to Mile High Eye for surgery, then provided fabulous aftercare. The office staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Great experience!
- Aug. 18, 2023
Whole staff is very welcoming and friendly. Special thank you to Dr.Reid for catching my detached re... tina and referring me to a specialist which definitely saved my vision in the long ru .
- Jul. 05, 2023
My son had a bad eye infection that wasn’t clearing with standard medication. Sarah was wonderful... and got us in within an hour! Dr. Mariana did a very thorough exam and made multiple recommendations and prescribed a new eye drop. He was clear within 5 days and ready for his backpacking trip! So grateful for this amazing team!
- May. 03, 2023
I was amazed how attentive, friendly and helpful everyone was! Really enjoyed talking with Dr. Ryan... and he was very thorough and friendly. Was very pleased with the variety of glasses to choose from. Angela helped me and ensured I was happy with our choices on my glasses. She spent so much time with me helping me pick out my glasses and double checking all her measurements for my progressives. I have never experienced this quality of care in eye wellness, thank you!
- Apr. 22, 2023
I have been in the field of ophthalmology for nearly 40 years and Meadows family Eye Care is one of ... the Best facilities I have had care. Doctors & staff including optician was efficient, friendly and very knowledgeable from start to finish ! Highly recommend!
- Apr. 18, 2023
Thank you for an awesome experience! The whole staff is fantastic, experienced and friendly
- Mar. 01, 2023
Angela is absolutely incredible and went above and beyond to secure a doctor’s exam and beautiful ... eye glasses for both my daughter and myself. Angela even stayed later so my daughter could take her time choosing glasses. We have been going here for years and Angela is always so positive, genuine and helpful. She is wonderful and it is because of her we keep continue coming back every year.
- Jan. 12, 2023
Great experience.
- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr Ryan’s was very thorough. He knows his stuff. So knowledgeable. Excellent staff. So caring. H... e’s my go for my annual evaluations going forward. Highly recommend this doctor and facility.
- May. 24, 2022
The staff was friendly and accommodating and absolutely helpful. I broke my glasses on accident and ... they were fast to help me get my sight back.
- Jan. 11, 2022
Amazing professional and friendly service. And they have a wonderful and affordable selection of fra... mes.
- Oct. 12, 2021
The Meadows Family Eye Care is our new place for eye care! We moved to Castle Rock from Denver and n... eeded a new Optometrist. My husband and I were both impressed with the level of care from both Drs, the thoroughness of our exams, the qualified, friendly staff and the eye glass choices for any budget. You will not be disappointed choosing the Meadows Family Eye Care as your new eye care facility. We are certainly happy we found both Dr. Reids!
- Sep. 30, 2021
This place is 5+ Stars. It's a beautiful and comfortable environment where everyone is friendly and ... makes you feel welcome. The doctors (the Reids) are amazing. They take the time to explain EVERYTHING. They have recruited Opticians with 20+ years experience. They didn't skimp on customer service and the price is comparable to other places in town. My daughter couldn't be happier with her new glasses. Keep up the great work!
- Aug. 11, 2021
Their professionalism, and genuine concern for every aspect of patient care is above reproach! After... receiving the highest level of care during my recent visit, I had a transportation emergency. Regrettably, their names escape me, but the optician and several other staff members went ABOVE and BEYOND to assist me. I was deeply touched by their level of dedication, kindness, and it is for these reasons that I HIGHLY recommend this dedicated eye care team!
- May. 04, 2021
This place is amazing. From the first smiling faces you see when you walk through the door, to the w... hole exam team. I was completely comfortable and relaxed the entire time. Nothing felt intrusive or uncomfortable. And they got me in and out and I felt completely taken care of. 10/10 would recommend! This is the eye clinic for you 😊
- Apr. 06, 2021
I have been going here for a few years now and have been very happy. Both Dr. Maia and Dr. Ryan are... very professional and personable. They are patient when examining my children and have provided the best care for me and my families vision. With 4 children who all have different vision needs they haven’t missed a beat with providing the best options for all our needs, they answer all my questions and are both very easy to communicate with. The office staff is friendly and professional. And the new technology they have brought in is top notch!!!
- Feb. 16, 2021
Update: changing my 4 star review because they are a business that wants to do what it takes to earn... my business. They called me after I left this review and we had a great discussion on my experience. I do hope that the feedback was taken and that the owners are able to take a step and evaluate priorities and take care of their staff (if that's what's needed). My experience with the Meadows family eye care was okay, not great. In short the 4 stars goes to whoever was working in the front desk...she was awesome and very professional. Most other staff made me feel rushed especially when I had questions around the fit and additional contact lens testing. My doctor was very nice and also very professional. The stars go to my doctor and the staff member working at the front desk!
- Feb. 01, 2021
A great provider of high quality eye care in Castle Rock. Very thorough, taking great care in conduc... ting examinations and explaining options.

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