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Flashes & Floaters

It Is Important to Know When Eye Flashes and Floaters Are Normal,
And When They Are Not.

What Are Eye Floaters?

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.

What Are Eye Flashes?

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:

  • Retinal bleed from diabetes or some other cause
  • Retinal tear or detachment
  • Cytomegalovirus retinitis

Any kind of abnormal change to your eyesight should always be investigated by an Optometrist.

Are You Worried About The Eye Flashes or Floaters That You Are Experiencing? We Can Help.

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.

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