If you’d like to have an Optometrist assess your case of floaters or flashes, please call to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.
While in most cases floaters and flashes tend to be benign, our eye exams go into the depth necessary to ensure that there are no hidden causes or underlying diseases causing them.
A common question our patients ask when assessing floaters is whether or not they have the potential to cause serious vision loss. The good news is that floaters rarely indicate a major vision problem; in most cases, floaters are totally benign.
However, floaters are a known symptom of several eye diseases. Any new instance of floaters should be investigated to ensure healthy eyes and to check for signs of disease.
While floaters are fairly common, flashes are much less so. Because of how flashes are formed (physical stimulus of the retina), every new instance of flashes should be assessed by an Optometrist to ensure proper eye health.
Flashes can result from serious vision-threatening events, such as retinal trauma or a posterior vitreous detachment.
With two convenient locations (in downtown Lethbridge and downtown Raymond), our clinics are fully equipped to diagnose both the cause and severity of your eye floaters/flashes. Using precision imaging equipment, we can do a “deep dive” or your eye health and determine the cause of your symptoms.
Lethbridge’s & Raymond's dry climates can make dry eye run wild, especially in the hot summer months. If your dry eye symptoms are flaring up, visit us for individualized treatment of your symptoms. We’re here to help.
The Alberta Association of Optometrists (AAO) recommends that healthy adults have eye exams every one to two years (annually for kids and seniors). Eye diseases can creep up unexpectedly, and the best way to manage them is to detect and treat them early. Book your eye exam today.
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