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!


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Patients under 10: Due to the time and care needed, please call the practice to schedule your appointment. (303) 660-6005


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 Castle Rock

Our optometry practice in Castle Rock

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr Ryan’s was very thorough. He knows his stuff. So knowledgeable. Excellent staff. So caring. H... Show Moree’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 ... Show Morethey 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... Show Moremes.
- Oct. 12, 2021
The Meadows Family Eye Care is our new place for eye care! We moved to Castle Rock from Denver and n... Show Moreeeded 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 ... Show Moremakes 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... Show More 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... Show Morehole 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... Show More 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... Show More 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... Show Moreting examinations and explaining options.
- Jan. 28, 2021
Very thorough exam and fantastic customer service. I would highly recommend this clinic.
- Jan. 28, 2021
Very nice clean and updated facility and technology with a big focus on your eye health. People are ... Show Morepersonable and kind. I needed to get new glasses and my optometrist was very knowledgeable and helpful with helping me look for frames within my budget and fit my face well.
- Jan. 21, 2021
Always friendly, respectful and efficient. Thank you!
- Jan. 19, 2021
First time with Meadows Family Eye Care, all of the staff were very nice, caring and helpful. So hap... Show Morepy I chose this office for my eye care. They took the time to get to know me and discuss all of my needs. They were very thorough in every aspect of my eye health and I gained additional knowledge of my vision and eyes as a whole. I would definitely recommend them to anyone seeking vision care.
- Jan. 06, 2021
Had an amazing visit! The place looks awesome and the staff was great!
- Dec. 30, 2020
They were fantastic. First time we have been to the eye doctor in awhile. The service was great, lov... Show Moreed Doctor Reid, and the front end group was amazing.
- Dec. 18, 2020
Beautiful new building. Very clean and bright. The doctor and staff are very friendly and thorough, ... Show Moremaking certain everything is explained. This was my first visit to an eye doctor since moving to Colorado, and they made me feel very comfortable.
- Dec. 18, 2020
I brought my kids in for an eye exam today since they have been full time virtual this entire year t... Show Moreo make sure they are seeing well and not having any eye health concerns. Dr Maia was so awesome, sweet, patient, and so thorough in their exams. Got some great info and advice! We will definitely be back every year!
- Dec. 07, 2020
Dr. Mariana Reid was wonderful. She was very thorough and caring. The staff was friendly and profess... Show Moreional. Very updated office with modern equipment for checking your eyes.
- Nov. 12, 2020
The appointment was very thorough. I brought my 2 kids to get their eyes checked at the same time a... Show Mores my appointment and I was very impressed with how they took their time with each of us making sure our prescriptions were as accurate as possible. the office is very nice and clean, we didn't have a long wait and they fit us in even though I was running late that morning. There was some questions at the end, but the doctors called me and cleared everything up the same day. I will be returning for my next appointment in a couple of years.

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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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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting The Meadows Family Eye Care in Castle Rock without delay!

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