Eye Emergencies in Wentzville

Eye Emergencies in Wentzville

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 Wentzville Eye Center for emergency eye care.

Our Wentzville 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 Wentzville

Our optometry practice in Wentzville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Anthem
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Aug. 11, 2023
Thanks Doctor Kilgore!!!! I really appreciate your help. I wish I could keep you as my eye doctor.
- Feb. 14, 2023
Wonderful experience! They are so professional, yet so much fun! It's nice walking into a business a... nd the employees are smiling and so helpful! They were so nice and made this a great experience for all the of my kiddos! Thank you to both doctors and all of the ladies working in the front!!!
- Jan. 10, 2023
I really liked the way they treated me, they were concerned about me and they gave me many options t... o improve my condition
- Dec. 12, 2022
Great service
- Dec. 07, 2022
Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful! They also squeezed us in with an emergency, which I am e... xtremely grateful for!
- Nov. 04, 2022
I felt good about my exam after this experience and look forward to this team managing my eye health... .
- Oct. 29, 2022
Never had a bad experience. Staff is great. Always helpful and friendly. My last visit they helped m... e pick out the perfect frames.
- Oct. 17, 2022
Easy to schedule, convenient hours, kind staff
- Sep. 03, 2022
Best customer service you will find! Dr. Kilgore is patient, understanding, and kind. She will keep ... trying until you have the right fit. My whole family has been going there for about 16 years and we are always highly satisfied. Staff is also wonderful and helpful with eye glass and contacts fits and dealing with plan benefits. Highly recommend!
- Aug. 19, 2022
Great visit and examination by friendly and professionals. Caring and kind.
- Aug. 08, 2022
I felt very comfortable with my experience with Wentzville Eye Center. They are competent, provide g... ood service and communication, and did a great job with my eye health exam as well as getting me new lenses with an updated prescription.
- Aug. 04, 2022
I really like Dr. Kilgore, she is friendly and efficient. I'm never having to wait to be seen at th... e time of my appointment. The staff at Wentzville are also super friendly and helpful.
- Jul. 03, 2022
Great experience with hospitable team.
- Jun. 27, 2022
Great doc and staff is great.
- Jun. 20, 2022
Clean facility, good selection of frames, friendly and knowledgeable staff, they have modern equipme... nts for the exam, the Dr was friendly and did a thorough exam. I used to go to Crown Vision and they use the same system so they have my old records which was nice. I would recommend this place.
- May. 28, 2022
Doctor Kilgore and her staff did an amazing job working with me for prescription eyewear. They spen... t time with me answering my questions and working on my specific needs. The end product was exactly what I needed (medium range computer glasses) and I could not be happier. Thank you very much, Dr. Kilgore and team, I will be a return customer.
- Feb. 22, 2022
Excellent pricing on frames. Office is a bit small and cramped, but that doesn't change the service ... you get. We are happy we switched to this office.
- Dec. 14, 2021
Fast Return, quality products and great customer service !!!
- Dec. 05, 2021
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the doctor very kind and trustworthy. The facility ... is clean and seems well stocked. They are open 6 days a week with hours to accommodate all schedules. I would highly recommend them.
- Sep. 11, 2021
Great Doctor very happy with the service!

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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 Wentzville 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 Wentzville as soon as possible.


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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Wentzville Eye Center in Wentzville without delay!

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