Flashes & Floaters

Flashes and Floaters



Some people may experience “flashes” and/ or “floaters” in their vision. As we age, so does the vitreous in our eye.  Vitreous is a gel like substance in our eye that changes in viscosity over time.  Because of this change, people may experience floaters.  Floaters can be of concern if there is a sudden onset, increase of number, or if flashes accompany it.

Flashes are described as bright bursts of light. It can occur for a variety of reasons. One reason why flashes appear is from the vitreous pulling on the retina. It is important that we address any new signs or symptoms with your eyes. If a problem is left for too long, significant or complete vision lost may take place. Please call our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment should any of the above pertain to you.