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Dr. David J. Nota
Doctor of Optometry
224 Avenida Del Mar Ste A
San Clemente, CA 92672
P: 949-492-2029
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Flashes & Floaters
Floaters
While these objects look like they are in front of your eye, they are actually floating inside it. What you see are the shadows they cast on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see them.

Floaters can appear as different shapes and sizes, such as little dots or spots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. 

They can be cloudy or semi-transparent particles that float in the vitreous and appear in your field of vision.You can often see them when you are looking at a plain background. Floaters can increase as part of the aging process.



Flashes
When the vitreous gel pulls on the retina, you may see what look like flashing lights or lightning streaks. These are called “flashes”. The flashes of light can appear for several weeks or months. Sometimes eye flashes are a sign of a serious condition.

You should seek IMMEDIATE attention if you notice a sudden increase of floaters or flashes of light that affect your vision. Please call San Clemente Optometry and we will get you right in for consultation and treatment with Dr. Nota.
 
 
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San Clemente Optometry 224 Avenida Del Mar Ste A San Clemente, CA 92672 Phone: (949) 492-2029

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