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 - Lindell 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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- Nov. 16, 2023
The professionalism-&-customer service they have going on there is something I haven't seen in a ver... y long time. They are all some extremely nice people. And I would definitely recommend going there cause you don't get all the attitudes that I've seen in some other establishments.
- Nov. 09, 2023
Staff is always friendly! We never have a long wait time! Only had one bad experience with a rude st... aff member. I think she’s no longer employed there! 10/10 I recommend!
- Nov. 04, 2023
Great place! Staff is friendly and welcoming. Doctor is informative and understanding. I enjoy my vi... sits and the service. I recommend 👌
- Oct. 29, 2023
I took my daughter to Crown Vision for her first optical eye exam. Everyone there was extremely nice... and professional. Dr. Fullenwider answered all of my questions and my daughter received her new glasses quickly.
- Sep. 18, 2023
I love this location!!! Great service, attentive and nice staff and knowledgeable helpful. I'll reco... mmend Crown Vision Center in Lindell.
- Aug. 31, 2023
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- Aug. 23, 2023
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- May. 09, 2023
Very friendly staff. They was very helpful and patient with me, I was late I didn't have my insuranc... e card but they walked me through everything and I am extremely happy with them.
- Apr. 27, 2023
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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 - Lindell in St. Louis without delay!

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