Eye Emergencies in St. Peters

Eye Emergencies in St. Peters

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

Our St. Peters 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!


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


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. Peters 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. Peters as soon as possible.

Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 08, 2024
great staff on time service
- Feb. 08, 2024
Everyone is so nice and friendly. The staff helps you get the best deals through your insurance and ... very helpful when it comes to picking out your frames and lenses. I highly recommend the St Peter’s Mid Rivers location.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Everyone was so nice and friendly
- Nov. 19, 2023
Friendly and professional!!
- Oct. 27, 2023
Great service, great lens and lots of frames to choose from. Fast turn around to get glasses back. ... I keep coming back!
- Sep. 10, 2023
I brought my mom with dementia and the girls and the dr couldn’t have been better with her. Thank ... you for your patience and caring of her! My husband and I will start coming here!
- Sep. 08, 2023
Just fine
- Sep. 01, 2023
John & girls were awesome
- Aug. 23, 2023
I think the receptionist was having a rough day. Other than that the rest of the staff was very kind... and efficient. Doctor L definitely knows what he is doing and my eye power is on point! I recommend highly!
- Jun. 10, 2023
Great all around. Everyone and everything
- Jun. 04, 2023
Efficient and effective staff at the St. Peters, MO, office.
- May. 20, 2023
Excellent friendly staff great selection of frames, doctor was super nice and friendly, got my glass... es in 7 days
- May. 18, 2023
Great group of people that are very easy to work with.
- Apr. 26, 2023
Got three of the boys annual vision checked today. Booked the appointment online this morning and gl... asses ordered this evening. Quick and professional!
- Apr. 25, 2023
I haven't had an eye exam in many years. I called to make an appointment with Crown Vision and they ... got me in the very next day, going over insurance and paper work was quick and easy. But not as easy as the exam! Their Optician Anne was so wonderful and helpful, extreamly efficient and professional. I was seen by Dr. John Konopik and he was great, extreamly imformative and explained everything step by step, you can tell this team really cares about their work and patient care. Thanks again !!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Patient and friendly staff. Very informative and helpful to me. Exam and waiting area was clean and ... neat.
- Jan. 22, 2023
All staff and the Doctor were wonderful!
- Oct. 20, 2022
Staff very professional & friendly -assistance with obtaining lens for my frames went well & receive... d within a week. Very satisfied with services received & would highly recommend, thanks!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Oct. 09, 2022
Good prescription
- Sep. 15, 2022
Your staff and Doc were great! Perfect fit every time! Love your place I travel far to visit your st... ore! So helpful everyone is

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Urgent Eye Care in St. Peters

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Metlife
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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Have an eye emergency?

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

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