4317 Factoria Blvd SE Ste A
Bellevue, WA 98006
425-641-2020

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June 2nd, 2014
Update on contact lenses for irregu
So many exciting advancements in contact lenses for irregular corneas within the past few years! If your have irregular...
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December 22nd, 2012
Tinted Contact Lenses Shown to Help
Some epilepsy patients have seizures in response to flashes of light. Blue tinted contact lenses have been shown to red...
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I am seeing floaters and/or flashes of light,what should I do ?


Any time you see flashes of light, or an increase in floaters or spots, you should be checked immediately. Although many people have floaters for many years, a sudden increase can be serious.

The most concerning problem related to flashes or floaters is retinal detachment. This is a sight threatening condition. Far more common is vitreal detachment. Although vitreal detachment is common and usually harmless, the only way to differentiate between the two is a retinal evaluation.

If you notice either flashes or sparks of light on the edge of your vision, or an increase in spots or floaters in your vision, contact us immediately. If you call during weekends or evenings, the answering service will give you the number of our on-call doctor. When in doubt, please call.