Eye Emergencies in St. Louis

Eye Emergencies in St. Louis

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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 Crown Vision Center - St. Ann for emergency eye care.

Our St. Louis 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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- Oct. 19, 2023
Love it
- Oct. 17, 2023
Ryanne was great helped me with my broken glasses and got me set up with a eye exam. Thank you very ... nice and polite staff. Answering all my questions.
- Oct. 16, 2023
The service was great!!
- Sep. 24, 2023
Totally satisfied with their professional service and they went above and beyond to help me.👍
- Sep. 09, 2023
Every single thing they do there is 100 percent right so I recommend them to keep it up
- Jul. 07, 2023
Very fast & thorough process. My kid was able to get the glasses she needed quickly & at an affordab... le price.
- Jun. 23, 2023
I love the St. Ann location. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful..I love Cindy !! I will co... ntinue to go there.
- Feb. 16, 2023
They were good
- Feb. 02, 2023
Love the place. Staff is friendly and the service is fast.
- Jan. 21, 2023
My experience with Crown Vision Center was excellent. When walking thru the front door until leaving... everything was personal and I was very satisfied with my eye wear.
- Dec. 19, 2022
This is a great place to get glasses. They have a big selection of stylish glasses and sunglasses. T... he staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. They go out of their way to help you. Would recommend!
- Oct. 18, 2022
It was a great experience
- Oct. 08, 2022
I walked in needing an appointment and got right in. I was in an out and my glasses came with in a ... week will definitely recommend. The service was kind and will definitely be coming here for now on.
- Oct. 02, 2022
The staff is always so professional and goes above and beyond.
- Sep. 26, 2022
Super friendly and helpful staff and I saw by Dr. Mark and he was great! Really appreciate the great... value they bring to the community and for keeping me with clear vision
- May. 17, 2022
Great people
- Apr. 09, 2022
Dr. Wade and his team are awesome!
- Dec. 28, 2021
Have been going to crown vision for many many years I go to the one in St.Anns for the most part lov... e going there.
- Oct. 29, 2021
Best experience I've had in my 14 years of wearing glasses. So quick and so friendly. I didn't know ... going to the optometrist could be this convenient, quick, and even fun.
- Sep. 24, 2021
Very happy with Crown Vision. Have used this service for years with my whole family. I love how pers... onal the receptionist is when you come in. Thank you

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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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Crown Vision Center - St. Ann in St. Louis without delay!

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