Flashes of light can indicate that there may be a retinal problem, such as a retinal hole, retinal tear or Retinal Detachment. These are very serious eye problems which can result in permanent vision loss and requires immediate medical attention.
Anyone experiencing new onset flashes of light should immediately call 970-262-9272 to schedule a same day retinal evaluation with our eye care professionals at EyeTech Optometry in Frisco, CO.
Flashes of light secondary to retinal problems are typically seen in dim or dark lighting. It is common to experience what seem to be flashes of light in bright lighting right after cataract surgery. These “flashes” are typically reflections off of the new implant and will be less noticeable over time. Most patients notice these flashes when walking past a bright window or light that enters the eye at an angle. If you are concerned about the flashes it is always best to have your eye care provider evaluate your retinal health.
Our doctors at EyeTech Optometry can determine the cause of seeing flashes of light and start the most appropriate treatment.
Dr. Ward and Dr Philpy regularly diagnose and treat eye injuries, infections, inflammations, burning, redness, pain, sensitivity, pink eye and remove foreign bodies from the eye.
Our doctors can treat, prescribe medication for and manage many different eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Diagnosis and Referral
For eye conditions like cataracts, retinal tears and retinal detachments that may require surgical or specialized care, our Optometrists provide initial diagnosis as well as referral, co-management and follow-up care in coordination with an Ophthalmologist.
Many eye problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy don't have obvious symptoms in their early stages. Changes in vision are often so gradual that you unconsciously adjust to your sight without realizing your vision has changed. You may think you are seeing as well as you were a year ago and don’t have problems, but you can't be sure until you've had your eyes thoroughly examined.