Flashes & Floaters Management in Calgary

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Suddenly Seeing Flashes or Floaters? Visit Us Immediately

Eye flashes and floaters are a relatively common condition experienced by almost everyone to some degree, especially as we get older. Generally, a misunderstood phenomenon, flashes and floaters can be the result of serious eye conditions such as a retinal tear.

In most cases, flashes and floaters are benign and harmless. However, in some cases, they can be a symptom of a developing eye condition (such as a detached retina) or a sign of another more serious problem.

If you experience a change in the size, shape, or amount of floaters and flashes, please contact us to schedule your assessment.

We Can Assess Flashes & Floaters

If you are suddenly experiencing flashes or floaters more frequently or with a greater level of severity, you should book an appointment at Vivid Eye Care to get an assessment

Certain symptoms have the potential to signal the onset of a retinal issue, such as a tear or detachment, or the development of an eye disease.

Eye Flashes Symptoms

Flashes often look like flashing or streaking lights in your field of vision. Eye flashes occur as the result of vitreous gel inside your eye rubbing or pulling on the retina.

Some of the symptoms of flashes can include:

  • Specks or “lines” of light that persist in vision
  • Sparkles or streaks of light that move, especially near the periphery of your vision

Eye Floater Symptoms

Floaters appear in your field of vision as moving objects resembling small specks, dots, circles or cobwebs. Eye floaters are the result of vitreous gel pulling away from the back wall of the eye, resulting in a posterior vitreous detachment. 

Floaters can be a sign that your retina is, or could become, torn. Some symptoms can include:

  • Translucent or opaque lines, dots, or “flecks” that appear to float near the edges of your vision
  • Floaters change position when you try to focus on them

Protecting Your Vision Is Our Priority

At Vivid Eye Care, your eye health is our top concern. By addressing any concerns promptly, we can help safeguard your vision and help you continue to see the world clearly. 

If you notice flashes and floaters in your vision, schedule your appointment today to get a comprehensive assessment.

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Cranston Market

Our Cranston Market clinic is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just 2 minutes off Deerfoot Trail near Stoney Trail SE. We’re located on Cranston Road SE, located in the same plaza as Sobeys and Scotiabank.

Our Address

  • 356 Cranston Road SE #1020
  • Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

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Meadows Mile

Our Meadows Mile clinic is located on the ground level of the Meadows Miles Professional Building facing Blackfoot Trail. We are just 2 minutes from Deerfoot and Glenmore Trail between Southland and Heritage Drives, up the hill from Ikea near the luxury car dealerships.

Our Address

  • 8500 Blackfoot Trl. SE, Unit 130
  • Calgary, AB T2J 7E1

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