Emergency Eye Care in Colorado Springs

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Your eyes are delicate, and even the smallest of injuries can put your vision at risk.

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing an eye emergency, please contact Bettner Vision at 719-282-0400. We can triage your call over the phone if you’re unsure of what to do or who to see, and we reserve same-day appointments depending on the nature of your ocular emergency. If our office is closed, please call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

What is an Eye Emergency?

You should seek immediate medical attention if you have:

  • Sudden pain or swelling in or around the eye
  • Sudden onset of double vision (when both eyes are open)
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Sudden onset of floaters or flashes
  • A foreign object stuck or lodged in the eye
  • A scratch on the surface of your eye (corneal abrasion)
  • Chemicals in your eye

What to do in an Eye Emergency

Doing the following can help in an emergency:

  • Contact our office, call 911, or proceed to the nearest emergency room
  • If you’re at risk of a chemical burn, gently flush the eye with running water for at least 15 minutes, or until EMS personnel arrive or you make your way to our office
  • If you’re a contact lens wearer, remove your contact lenses and wear glasses to reduce the risk of infection

Please click here for detailed eye injury first aid information.

What NOT to do in an Eye Emergency

Refrain from doing any of the following when experiencing an eye emergency, as these actions can potentially cause even more damage:

  • Attempt to remove an embedded object from the eye
  • Use tweezers or other sharp objects around the eye
  • Rub your eye
  • Put eye drops, medications, or ointments into the eye

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Our Colorado Springs practice is conveniently located in the Marketplace at Briargate, beside Sushi Rakkyo and the T-Mobile store.

Our Address

9205 N Union Blvd #110
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Information

Phone: 719-282-0400
Fax: 719-282-1004
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

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Our Specialty Services

At Bettner Vision, our keratoconus and scleral lens institute specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with keratoconus – a progressive eye disorder that results in the thinning of the cornea.

Keratoconus & Scleral Lens Institute

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that specializes in eye anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eye.


Vision therapy, sometimes known as orthoptics, is akin to physical therapy for the eyes and brain. It is a non-surgical, customizable set of exercises and activities that aim to resolve symptoms that interfere with visual abilities, motor skills, and brain function.

Pediatric & Binocular Vision Therapy

Our eyes and brain are inseparably linked. Impulses continuously travelling back and forth via the optic nerve ultimately result in what we see and how we see it.


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