Eye Emergencies in Loveland

Eye Emergencies in Loveland

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 Dr Hulme EyeCare & Dry Eye Center for emergency eye care Our Loveland 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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Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 14, 2022
Just like all the other reviews say, Dr.hulme and his entire staff are wonderful they are really ou... Show Moret to help you with your eye care and they have all the newest high tech machines to test your eyes with, especially if you have dry eye symptoms. Dr.hulmes even found some other problems with my left eye after a car accident with his high tech gadgets and was able to send to me to a specialist that does eye surgery too. Will be going back since my dry eye symptoms are really annoying and is hard to find a Eye Doctor thats knows his stuff all well as Dr hulme.
- Apr. 07, 2022
I have been a Dr. Hulme patient for about 12 years. He is an excellent provider and I wouldn’t con... Show Moresider ever going anywhere else. Marcia was in charge of my care this time and she was fantastic! Very personable. 100% recommend.
- Mar. 20, 2022
Professional and personal! Excellent patient education and explanation of my exam results and the pl... Show Morean moving forward! Highly recommend!!
- Jan. 07, 2022
Doc is always straight forward and wants nothing but the best for every person that comes through th... Show Moree door. The staff always go the full distance to help me out and to make sure I walk out with exactly the glasses I want. Best optometrist I’ve ever been to.
- Dec. 29, 2021
The Staff was very professional. The physician really took his time updating my script, explaining h... Show Moreis findings, and seemed genuinely interested in my care. Follow up for my new glasses was quick and easy. Great selection of frames. I can't say enough about what a great experience I had at their office.
- Dec. 20, 2021
I love this office! I take all of my children here, and have recently switched eye doctors so that ... Show MoreI can see (pun definitely intended, hahaha) Dr. Hulme. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Dr. Hulme is informative, and he talks you through everything. It is very obvious that he is passionate about what he does. Any questions you have, he is able to answer. 100% recommend.
- Nov. 30, 2021
Great person. Explains the what and why of what he is doing. Receptionist very pleasant. Pre examin... Show Moreation process was very easy. The staff that fits your eye glasses know their stuff. Very efficient, professional and friendly. Highly recommend this establishment.
- Nov. 17, 2021
Dr.Hulme is a great eye doctor always very pleasant and explains things and didn’t try to force me... Show More into a costly procedure as another place in Loveland had done and didn’t even offer me other options as Dr. Hulme did. Liz is fabulous has gone above and beyond to make sure I had proper eye drops and working with my insurance and myself to make sure I was doing alright. Front desk has been always so nice to I appreciate all of them
- Nov. 16, 2021
Awesome service, flexible, professional with an awesome customer experience. It is well worth drivin... Show Moreg 2-1/2 hours to see them. Great job and great work to their Team!
- Nov. 14, 2021
I've been going to Dr. Hulme for eye care for many years. He does excellent work and very much cares... Show More about his patients. Highly recommended.
- Oct. 26, 2021
Dr.Hulme is down to earth and straight forward his staff are professional and friendly. It was a ple... Show Moreasent experience.
- Sep. 30, 2021
Just moved here a few months ago. Had several recommendations to go here. I was very happy with my a... Show Moreppointment. Dr. Hulme is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoyed working with the Optician Jared (I think that was his name). He helped me find my new pair of glasses and I love them!! Can't wait to get them. Will be a return patient!!
- Sep. 15, 2021
Dr. Hulme and his staff are all very professional and efficient and knowledgeable. They are also war... Show Morem and friendly and make an office visit a pleasure!
- Jul. 28, 2021
I've been going to Dr. Hulme for 10 or so years. Always friendly, great eye care, and eye glasses. I... Show More've recommended friends, my spouse, and coworkers to him. Never heard of any issues.
- Jul. 21, 2021
Super people super prices with a super doctor. Really can't say enough here. Been going to see Dr Hu... Show Morelme for about 8 years now
- Jun. 23, 2021
Doctor saw me in an emergency situation as something had been in my right eye 👁 for 24 hours caus... Show Moreing extreme pain with every blink. Tried all the tricks, pull top lid over bottom, blink-blink-blink, eye drops, eye flush, nothing I did worked. Ultimately he found a foreign object, q-tipped it off my inverted eye lid. Voila’ no more pain!!! Love ❤️ Doctor Hulme❣️
- Jun. 03, 2021
Dr.Humes was awesome at my appointment. He was thorough and took the time to talk about options for ... Show Moreglasses, contacts and lasik surgery. All of his staff was helpful and kind. This is the only place I'll go for my eyes!
- May. 26, 2021
Our whole family has been going to De Hulme for over 20 years and we’ve never been dissatisfied. ... Show MoreThey are very attentive to every aspect of eye care and we are so grateful.
- May. 20, 2021
Been going to Dr. Hulme for over 25 yrs. Great people.
- Apr. 16, 2021
Dr Hulme made me feel so comfortable with his very impressive knowledge of my eyes just seeing me fo... Show Morer the first time. I have some fairly degenerative problems with my one eye and he was truly concerned and put me at ease with his solution. I will recommend to everyone Thank you Doc Hulme I’ll be your patient forever

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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 Loveland 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 Loveland as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Dr Hulme EyeCare & Dry Eye Center in Loveland without delay!

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