Eye Emergencies in Centennial

Eye Emergencies in Centennial

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 EyeCare Consultants for emergency eye care Our Centennial 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


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Our optometry practice in Centennial

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 23, 2023
I have been going to Eyecare Consultants for more than a decade. My experience and the care they pr... ovide is excellent. Appreciate your continued service you provide to the community.
- Jan. 20, 2023
The staff was very helpful and Dr. Diekema was very thorough in the eye exam and making recommendati... ons.
- Dec. 23, 2022
Great customer service from everyone! The doctor was thorough and took her time to answer all my que... stions. I have been going here for several years and will continue.
- Dec. 11, 2022
Professional, fast, efficient
- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr. Claire is patient through the process and really makes sure you get your prescription dialed in.... Way to go Dr. Claire and Thank you!
- Nov. 10, 2022
Very friendly staff.
- Oct. 16, 2022
Great office! They will take their time to listen to your questions. Very thoughtful and professio... nal.
- Oct. 10, 2022
Great staff and doctors. Very kind, educational, and made the process easy.
- Oct. 03, 2022
I’ve been seeing Dr. Alevras for almost ten years and highly recommend her and the entire staff. T... hey are all friendly, helpful, accommodating, and patient with my high maintenance eyecare needs.
- Sep. 21, 2022
They do a great job.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Caring and Efficient, Would definitely recommend.
- Aug. 19, 2022
The staff and Drs. deserve a congeniality award! Very friendly and accommodating and outstanding ser... vice ideals make for a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. -Richard
- Aug. 18, 2022
was able to get in next day over lunch - one item i didn't like was appointment was 1:30pm, I got th... ere at 1:25 and door was locked. I get you're on lunch, but let me sit in the waiting room in the A/C. Liked an electronic medical history, easy to look up medicines for my history and other stuff (never seen that anywhere before). Enjoyed a $45 option to use a machine instead of having to dilate my eyes and go back to work - worth it. No pressure to buy glasses in the attached store - just paid and went back to work. kinda crazy I've worked nearby for 4 years and never gone because was skeptical of going to a new eye doctor- in and out in about an hour with a full medical eye exam, glasses and contacts, and i asked lots of questions. probably ideal to do the first appointment of the day or after lunch.
- Aug. 17, 2022
Dr. Alevras is a highly experienced, well-trained Doctor of Optometry. Her exams are thorough, she ... listens to concerns, and she explains information clearly. She has been my eye doctor for decades now. I only want to be seen by her for my vision care.
- Aug. 02, 2022
Jodi, the office manager, is amazing and she will answer any questions or concerns that you have. Sh... e really cares about everyone, you will not be treated like a number in this practice. I have been a patient for a number of years and I feel very comfortable there.
- Jul. 11, 2022
Amazing customer service. We have been customers at this EyeCare Consultants location for a long tim... e and have always been happy with service.
- Jun. 30, 2022
Everyone from the receptionist to the Eye tech to the doctor were very personable and professional. ... They explained everything to me about the tests and the health of my eyes. No pressure to purchase eyewear from them either. I appreciated that!
- Jun. 28, 2022
Amazing experience! I appreciated every interaction with all of the staff there. Everyone was profes... sional and friendly!
- May. 09, 2022
Love this place. Prompt service, nice team members, and great in style products. I've been going to... eye doctors for 25 years and they are some of the best that I have had the pleasure to work with! Thank you guys!
- Apr. 03, 2022
I went to four different optometrists before being referred to Dr. Alevras. She was the only one wh... o could find a solution for me. It was a huge relief. Staff were also always polite and on point.

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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 Centennial 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 Centennial as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting EyeCare Consultants in Centennial without delay!

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