Floaters and Flashes Umatilla

Do you notice tiny black specks or sudden flashes of light?

At Ram Eye Care & Retina Center, we specialize in treating eye floaters and flashes for patients in Umatilla and the surrounding areas. Dealing with these visual disturbances can be unsettling, but rest assured, they are usually harmless if your retina is undamaged. With over 20 years of experience in addressing eye disorders, our cutting-edge technology at Ram Eye Care & Retina Center ensures precise diagnosis and effective treatment for your condition. Safeguarding your precious vision is our top priority. If you suspect you are experiencing eye floaters and flashes in Umatilla, or any of the following areas: Lady Lake, Fruitland Park, Tavares, Eustis, Mount Dora, Howey-in-the-Hills, Wildwood, Bushnell, or Belleview, don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert eye care team. Call or contact us today to schedule a consultation and regain peace of mind.

eye floaters and flashes Umatilla

Learn More About Floaters and Flashes

Eye floaters are small specks, cobwebs or dark shadows moving in your field of vision. Often, they are visible when viewing a plain white background. What you see is a shadow, not the actual floater. As your eye moves, so do floaters. Flashes are flashes of light or what appears to be lightening streaks in your field of vision. Many migraine sufferers will experience flashes while suffering from a migraine. Most floaters and flashes are not a problem. Both are a normal consequence of the aging process. In many cases they will break up over time and no longer be bothersome.

Are eye floaters and flashes harmful?

Eye floaters are not harmful in most instances. When they are accompanied by eye flashes it could be a warning sign of retinal detachment that can have serious consequences. In these cases, you should consult your eye doctor.

Reasons to Scheduling an Eye Examination if You Notice Floaters or Flashes

At Ram Eye Care and Retina Center, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment immediately to determine whether floaters or flashes are indicative of a more serious retina issue. An eye examination will help confirm if they are harmless or a symptom of a detached or torn retina. While floaters and flashes usually fade over time without affecting the retina, a torn or detached retina requires immediate medical attention. It is crucial to treat a detached retina promptly, as it is a medical emergency. If you experience any symptoms of retinal detachment, please contact Ram Eye Care and Retina Center without delay!

Possible symptoms may include:


An Increase in the Number of Floaters or Flashes


Blurred Vision


Pain in the Eyes


Seeing Flashes Accompanied by Floaters


Seeing Sparks or Light Flashes


Swift Decrease in Vision or Tunnel Vision


The Manifestation of a Curtain over the Field of Vision


Your Vision is Wavy or Watery

Do Floaters and Flashes Require Treatment?

Most floaters and flashes are not problematic and require no medical intervention. However, in the cases stated above, they can be a symptom of a detached or torn retina. Do not take any chances with your vision! Schedule an eye examination with Dr. Ramchander, M.D.

How do I know if I am at risk for developing floaters or flashes?

Floaters and flashes are a normal part of the aging process. It is estimated that up to 7 out of 10 adults will experience a floater or flash at some point in their lives. For some patients they are an irritation that dissipates over time, for others they can be devastating and impact their quality of life.
Floaters and flashes are more prevalent with patients who:
• Are Nearsighted
• Are Over the Age of 50
• Have Diabetic Eye Disease
• Have Experienced Previous Eye Trauma
• Have Swelling Inside the Eye
• Have undergone cataract surgery

A Few Words From Our Customers

First time at RAM will NOT be my last. I cannot say enough great things about RAM Eye Care from all staff to Dr. Ramchander who has such an expertise of the eyes but also exudes a nice personality and professionalism. He truly cares about you and the health of your eyes. Very thorough

Toni D

Why choose Ram Eye Care and Retina Center

For over 20 years, Ram Eye Care and Retina Center has provided unprecedented care with compassion and superior customer service. Utilizing state of the art diagnostic methods, Dr. Ramchander, M.D. provides patients and their families with a thorough understanding of the nature of their floaters and flashes and all possible treatment options. When you choose Ram Eye Care and Retina Center, you can expect a knowledgeable and professional team in a caring environment. If you or a family member feel you have a vision problem, call our office to schedule an appointment at either of our convenient locations in The Villages or Leesburg.

Ram Eye Care and Retina Center Proudly Offers Services to the Communities in

The Villages, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Fruitland Park, Tavares, Eustis, Mount Dora, Umatilla, Howey-in-the-Hills, Wildwood, Bushnell, Belleview