Eye Emergencies in Ferguson

Eye Emergencies in Ferguson

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 - Ferguson for emergency eye care.

Our Ferguson 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


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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 Ferguson 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 Ferguson as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 17, 2024
Dr. Leslie Kinder is one of the kindest, most patient doctors that you could ask for. She's great wi... th making sure that your vision is clear & will check & recheck to make sure that you're satisfied with all of the options that she presents to you. Rosalyn & Michael greet you warmly, & are beyond efficient with everything concerning your insurance & keeping you informed on when you can pick up your glasses/contacts. The icing on the cake is the awesome energy that Tamicha has when doing your pre-exam. She's so friendly, funny, & makes you feel relaxed about your examination. I would recommend this location to everyone I know without hesitation!
- Mar. 22, 2024
The staff is friendly, professional people. I absolutely enjoy every visit with them. You are never ... not smiling or laughing with the staff. My boys love getting their eye exams, I never have to prep talk them because they are excellent with their customers.
- Mar. 18, 2024
I would highly recommend the West Florissant location.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Very nice staff, with pleasing personalities.
- Feb. 22, 2024
Very nice n professional staff
- Jan. 04, 2024
Great staff!! Very accommodating and gracious.
- Dec. 07, 2023
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- Nov. 25, 2023
The staff seem to be very knowledgeable of the job. Great customer service and friendly. I’ve been... coming to the Ferguson location for years and love it.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Best Optical experience ever!!
- Jun. 03, 2023
It was a very pleasant experience....We laughed, it was fun !!!👍🏽👍🏽
- Apr. 23, 2023
I just simply loved my experience with the staff.
- Mar. 22, 2023
Friendly service and a great selection!
- Mar. 06, 2023
Best crown vision I have never i my 15 years of wearing glasses been more in to it than in the last ... two years . They are comfortable nice understanding patient work with your insurance no matter which one like they know me lol the vibes and aura and people are the best I can see that because of them . Care first not just a job
- Mar. 03, 2023
I love crown vision staff….y’all like family every time I come in great service!!! I’ve been a... customer for over 10 years.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Quick, reliable and friendly service.
- Jan. 29, 2023
I had a great experience coming here.. I've been going here for the last 5 years.
- Dec. 17, 2022
My experience with Crown Vision was very exceptional. They aim to satisfy and please.
- Oct. 21, 2022
Very nice and polite and always a smile and greeted nice
- Sep. 11, 2022
The best eye care center I have ever been too. I cried the entire time I was there from laughing the... assistant is so awesome!
- Aug. 19, 2022
It’s great everyone nice friendly

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Urgent Eye Care in Ferguson

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday By Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed
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  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
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