Eye Emergencies in Bessemer

Eye Emergencies in Bessemer

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 - Pueblo Northern Ave for emergency eye care.

Our Bessemer 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 Bessemer

Our optometry practice in Bessemer

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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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem BCBS Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 10, 2024
My Dad has dementia and the staff were very patient and companionate.
- Jan. 31, 2024
It's a good place the people here are nice and know what they are doing thank you Abba for the help ... with my left eye.
- Dec. 03, 2023
The appointment was quick. Everyone was kind, professional and efficient. The tech was very knowledg... eable. I love my new glasses.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, doctors are skilled at seeing to patient comfort, and there is ... no pressure to buy anything at the time of your appointment. All staff and electronic correspondence uses preferred name, and the locations are visually warm and inviting inside. Thanks for all you do!
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great quality, really nice people and caring honesty, even if not the answer you want, but the treat... ment you need. They work with insurance company and help with Care Credit if you need a payment option.
- Jul. 07, 2023
Very well trained employees. I got all the answers and help I needed.
- May. 25, 2023
Friendly place.
- May. 14, 2023
Fast & Efficient! Right on schedule! Good selection of frames to choose from.
- May. 13, 2023
I was given the upmost care and service.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Took care of my vision needs in a very timely and professional manner.
- Mar. 29, 2023
Great Doctor and great staff
- Jan. 24, 2023
Great service, and staff and Doctor
- Dec. 18, 2022
I was seen quickly. The Dr and staff were friendly and informative. They had a great selection of ... affordable eyeglasses. I received a text message when my glasses were ready in just one week.
- Sep. 07, 2022
Awesome
- Aug. 22, 2022
Very helpful and timely with getting my glasses to me.
- Feb. 27, 2022
I have always had a positive experience here. The staff and Doctors are so caring. Never change how ... you are!
- Dec. 22, 2021
These folks are genuinely kind and friendly. They were sweet as could be helping me pick out new gla... sses when I can’t see but a couple inches. Had a nice chat with each person that I worked with. Everyone seems very competent in their jobs of course too. They didn’t make me feel awkward about not wanting to spend much either. We will definitely keep using them!
- Dec. 14, 2021
I was having a horrible day broke the string on my glasses and came in around 530 (closes @6) they w... ere extremely busy and a woman named Samantha went out of her way to do the simple repair on my glasses. She was the most amazing person I've ever spoken too. Ty
- Nov. 27, 2021
Yvonne eyecare specialist was extremely helpful and professional. All staff A 1
- Oct. 27, 2021
Came here through the VA. Kind staff and excellent designer glasses selection. I was able to be seen... an hour early as well. I wish I got my glasses here instead of Costco.

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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 Bessemer 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 Bessemer as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting ABBA Eye Care - Pueblo Northern Ave in Bessemer without delay!

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