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Located on W. Drake Rd. in Ft. Collins West of Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

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Emergencia Oculares en Fort Collins, CO

Eye Emergencies - Optometrists in Fort Collins, CO

We offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent attention. Our eye doctors have the latest technology and experience with eye infections, scratched eyes, painful or itchy eyes and many other types of eye infections. We accept most health insurance plans.

Eye Emergencies in Fort Collins, CO

It is not always clear enough when we should go to the emergency room, especially in the case of danger to the eyes.
Please call us if you have an eye emergency of any kind.

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Visit Our Optometrist

In the Eyecare Associates clinic they   use advanced equipment for their eye exam. Complete eye exams for adults and children, co-management of laser vision correction surgery, eye emergency care and much more. Optometrists at our clinic in Fort Collins are eye doctors for patients of all ages. Please call us and we will assist you in Spanish.

More Causes of Eye Emergencies

Any injury to the eyelid can be a sign of serious injury to the eye itself. Foreign body in the eye and corneal lesions

The cornea is the clear (transparent) tissue that covers the front of the eye. Dust, sand and other debris can easily enter the eye. Persistent pain and redness are signs that treatment is required. A foreign body in the eye can be a threat to vision if the object enters the eye itself or damages the cornea or lens. Also, foreign bodies thrown at high speeds by machines, polishers or the fact of hammering metal offer the highest risk.

Eyecare Associates

As of Tuesday evening, March 17th, the CDC has recommended that all routine eye care be deferred until further notice, in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 through our community. We will follow their recommendations and close our office to regular eye exams until further notice.

Please be assured that we are still available to triage all urgent and emergent issues as well as help you with routine matters during this challenging time.

What does this mean?

1) If you are scheduled for an annual eye examination our office will contact you to reschedule
2) If you need to replace glasses or contact lenses and need an extension on your prescription, please contact us and we will assist you in obtaining some until you can come in for a visit.
3) If you are running out of medication please contact us and we can transmit a refill electronically to your pharmacy.
4) If you have an ocular emergency we are, as always, available to help you at any time. Call us at 970-221-4811.
5) If you have an issue that cannot wait for an office visit, contact us and we will schedule a FaceTime, Skype or telephone appointment with one of our doctors. Medicare has temporarily relaxed its telehealth rules to allow this type of communication during the pandemic crisis. Other insurers may follow suit and allow for reimbursement of virtual care costs. The consultation must be initiated at your request.
6) During this period of social distancing and quarantine, we must all do our part by restricting activities outside the home except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
7) Please remember that 80% of COVID-19 cases are mild and resolve within a week. However, if you feel your symptoms are worsening, call ahead before visiting your doctor’s office or emergency department and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

The CDC has many wonderful resources. Arming yourself and your family with clear information will help you avoid undue stress.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

We have asked our staff to stay home until further notice to protect them, our patients, our city, our nation, and our planet. Despite the financial and emotional hardships this will cause, we ask every one of you to do the same.

Together we will weather this storm.

With sincerest wishes for your continued good health, we remain at your service,

Eyecare Associates