Eye Emergencies in Crystal Lake

Eye Emergencies in Crystal Lake

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 Coventry EyeCare Associates for emergency eye care.

Our Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake 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 Crystal Lake as soon as possible.

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- Jun. 20, 2024
Great place to get your eyes checked and for new glasses. Entire staff was so kind and courteous and... made my eye appointment as enjoyable as possible. They treat you very well there and go out of their way to make the experience easy. Highly recommended!
- Feb. 21, 2024
I just want to put a shout out to anyone anyone at all that needs to have their eyes checked please ... don't pass up Coventry eye Care they do an awesome job and they are very thorough and they care and when it comes to picking out the glasses be sure to ask for Zoe she'll go above and beyond and way out of her way to make sure you get the right pair for your face so that you'll feel good and look good about them thank you everybody over there I had a great experience!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Debbie was an absolute ROCKSTAR!!! I came in not even knowing what type of glasses I was looking for... and she took her time helping me decide what I was looking for. She gave me good solid advice about the fit and features of the different frames. She made me feel comfortable and not rushed to figure out what I wanted. GIVE THAT WOMAN A RASIE!!!
- Jan. 03, 2023
Brett does a terrific job. He is genuinely helpful and helped select glasses which will look great a... nd have the Coventry quality we have come to expect! Kudos to Brett for all of his help!
- Oct. 25, 2022
I was in between going in and out of town for a family matter and they were able to get me in immedi... ately. Dr Rodriguez was very personable and thorough. I felt very comfortable with his exam . The wonderful staff here, Debbie, Ashley and Zoe made me feel like a VIP.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Our entire family goes here and we are always pleased with the staff and service. We get quality car... e and all questions we ask answered.
- Feb. 25, 2022
Professional expert eye care. State of the art equipment, Doctor and staff are courteous, knowledge... able, with detailed analysis and explanations. Highly recommended.
- Feb. 11, 2022
Always great customer service, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wide selection of frames and even s... pecialty lenses for sunglasses and sports wear.
- Jan. 06, 2022
Everyone is always so friendly and helpful.
- Dec. 18, 2021
Always a good experience from the thorough exam and results discussion to the choosing of frames and... the coordination of insurance. Great people to work with.
- Dec. 15, 2021
As always professional, friendly and thorough. I’ve been going to Coventry Eye Care for many years... .
- Nov. 29, 2021
Great office staff. Everyone is very nice and they use all updated technology.
- Nov. 24, 2021
Wonderful experience here with my young son. Everyone was so friendly, communicative, helpful, and c... omforting. I was blown away with the fact that the doctor and staff focused on the “ whole” child and not just his eyes. The patience, friendly demeanor, and child like conversation with the doctor kept my son engaged and cooperative. As a mother, I was comfortable and appreciative of the doctors approach of not only being a professional but a parent, too. We will be back!
- Nov. 03, 2021
I have been using Coventry Eyecare for about 5 years now. Never have I been disappointed. I had some... issues with the same pair of glasses twice and both times they stepped up and took care of the issue. I recently moved out of Crystal Lake and I live about 25 miles away but will continue to use them for my vision/eyeware needs.
- Oct. 21, 2021
Coventry has been taking great care of me for 25+ years. They continue to invest in state of the ar... t technology combined with warm/family team members delivering a First class experience. I am in great hands. Thank you!
- Oct. 20, 2021
Great staff !!! Coventry Eye Care is the best!
- Oct. 19, 2021
My visit today was good and thorough and staff was very nice and helpful. Recommend this facility to... anyone needing good care for vision issues.
- Oct. 13, 2021
Very thorough and friendly staff!
- Sep. 23, 2021
Great staff always a good experience
- Sep. 16, 2021
Amazing, from start to finish! They are especially great with kids. My daughter is 6 and was extreme... ly nervous about her appointment and they were all so friendly and patient with her.

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Have an eye emergency?

Protect your vision by contacting Coventry EyeCare Associates in Crystal Lake without delay!

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