Eye Emergencies in Creve Coeur Township

Eye Emergencies in Creve Coeur Township

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 - City Place for emergency eye care.

Our Creve Coeur Township 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


Urgent Eye Care in Creve Coeur Township

Our optometry practice in Creve Coeur Township

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 09, 2024
I had an amazing experience with this location and Dr.woodard and his staff were so helpful!
- Feb. 02, 2024
So professional sabrina was nice she was very helpful
- Jan. 05, 2024
I've been a regular client at this Crown Optical location for over 15 years, consistently entrusting... my eye care to Dr. Woodyard. In every visit, Dr. Woodyard has displayed a high level of competence and patience, ensuring thorough and comfortable eye examinations. The team at the store complements this with their consistently helpful and friendly service.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Dr woodyard is the best. He is very patient and knowledgeable I would recommend him to anyone. He de... serves five plus Stars.
- Oct. 21, 2023
I got In quick
- Aug. 31, 2023
Excellent service provided by Ryan and Dr. Woodyard.
- Aug. 13, 2023
I always have great results, and they make sure that your vision is care for before you leave the of... fice.
- Jul. 28, 2023
Consistently excellent care at City Place Crown Vision. ALL the staff are fantastic - helpful, profe... ssional, polite, patient, and kind. My husband and I are both very impressed with the care we always receive at this location. Kudos to all of them!
- Jun. 16, 2023
Sara Stockhausen was the best! She got me in and out and was still able to get what I needed plus mo... re and educate me more on how to take care of my eyes that I've been having issues with. She didn't know that I was looking for a place since I left Clarkson. BUT My experience with her made me turn Crown Vision into my new home for glasses and contacts. Thanks Sara
- Jun. 04, 2023
This location is awesome, everyone from the Dr to the staff was so friendly and helpful. They were... all so patient with my Daughter and I. This was my 1st visit, but I'll definitely be back.
- May. 16, 2023
This is a very great place to go. Staff was wonderful and helpful and the conversation with them ver... y funny and uplifting.
- May. 07, 2023
We are grateful to Dr Woodyard for accommodating us in his busy schedule when our daughter needed im... mediate medical attention due to corneal abrasion. His treatment helped the recovering faster and also painless.
- Apr. 29, 2023
Claire and Dr. Woodyard are great professionals. I had the extra exam done because of a floater. Dr.... Woodyard was polite and informative. Wrote a plan of care and scheduled a follow up appointment in a couple of months. Claire is a saint. Told me my insurance allowance before I even started looking. She even took pictures of me in each pair. Great store! Great Staff. Great selection of designers frames and inexpensive, but trendy looking frames.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Thanks for the excellent service
- Apr. 04, 2023
They are friendly, detailed and clear.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Dr Woodyard took his time explaining my test results. I didn’t feel like I was being rushed in and... out. The staff was very friendly.
- Jan. 16, 2023
Best experience in years at crown vision best dr thus far since i changed to the Creve Coeur locatio... ns.
- Jan. 10, 2023
The Olive location offers the best customer service.
- Jan. 10, 2023
Best eye doctor and staff around.
- Jan. 08, 2023
Dr. Woodyard is awesome and the staff is too, I'm very happy at this location for my eye care.

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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 Creve Coeur Township 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 Creve Coeur Township as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Crown Vision Center - City Place in Creve Coeur Township without delay!

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