Have you ever noticed dark specks shaped like dots, squiggles, or cobwebs that seem to move around when you try to look at them? These are known as floaters. They are most visible when you are looking at bright backgrounds such as a clear blue sky or looking at snow on a sunny day.
Many people will experience flashes or floaters sporadically throughout their lives. For the most part, these instances are nothing to worry about and can be ignored.
Flashes and floaters are notably concerning if they increase in frequency and quantity. They may indicate a serious eye condition that needs immediate attention.
A sudden onset of eye flashes or floaters may be demonstrative of a few different conditions, such as:
Any kind of abnormal change to your eyesight should always be investigated by an Optometrist.
We want you to have peace of mind when it comes to something as important as your vision. If you are concerned about the floaters or eye flashes you are experiencing, please call us to book an appointment at [Phone Number].
We will perform a thorough eye exam to determine the cause of your flashes or floaters, and recommend the appropriate treatment if necessary including emergency referrals to retinal specialists in Edmonton if necessary.