Floaters and Flashes

Flashes Can Impair Vision

It is important for everyone to take care of their eyes. There are numerous responsibilities that go along with this including having an annual eye exam done. This exam will allow the doctor to detect issues with the eyes before they start to impact someone's vision. One of the symptoms that people might notice with their eyes is flashes. These flashes can be confusing and can have a number of impacts on someone's vision. Those who have questions about flashes that they are noticing in their vision should count on Romanoff Optical/Vision. As an ophthalmologist in Sylvania, it is important for everyone to read some of the important information below on flashes. See an eye doctor for any concerns with eyesight.


Where do Flashes in the Eyes Come From?

One of the most common concerns that we see in our office is something called flashes. The eye has a vitreous gel inside of it that helps to give the eyeball its shape. Sometimes, this gel inside the eye can start to pull or rub on the retina. As a result, people might see flashing lights or lightning streaks in their visual field. Some people notice this after they get hit in the head and start to see "stars."

Some people will notice these flashes on and off for a period of weeks or months. As people age, these issues become more common. Even though people might think that they can deal with this, they need to see an eye doctor immediately. This could be a sign that their retina has been torn.

Perhaps the most common cause of these flashes is an aging of the eye. Regardless, a torn retina is a serious issue. Anyone who sees flashes needs to make sure that their retina does not need to be repaired. This is a serious procedure that should be performed by a trained professional as quickly as possible to ensure the vision can be preserved.

Trust the Team at Romanoff Optical/Vision in Sylvania for All Eye Concerns

There are a lot of responsibilities that come with taking care of someone's vision. Make sure to have any issues addressed by a trained professional. The trusted team at Romanoff Optical/Vision is here to make sure that everyone has access to an ophthalmologist in Sylvania. Our team will make sure that all of your concerns and questions are addressed as completely as possible. We will place your needs ahead of our own to ensure that your vision is in pristine condition. Please call us today to make an appointment. We are here to help you and your family with any and all vision needs.

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