Flashes of Light

It could be very serious!

Overview
Flashes of light can indicate that there may be a retinal problem. Such as a retinal hole, tear or detachment. Anyone experiencing new onset flashes of light should call 970-262-9272 to schedule a same day retinal evaluation.  

Secondary Issues
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.

 

Seeing flashes of light?
Call now to setup an appointment!

970-262-9272

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Medical and Emergency Eye Care

Our Optometrists and staff of eye health professionals are equipped to provide you with medical and emergency eye care.  

Emergency Care
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.

Medical Care
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.

 

Prompt professional attention could save your sight!
For Emergency Eye Care, Please Call Our Office ASAP

 

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Eye problems can permanently damage your eye sight if not diagnosed and treated early.

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. 

 

Don't take your vision for granted!
Schedule an Eye Health Examination Today