Our vision is critically important to living our lives. Imagine how drastically your life would change if you could no longer drive or see your children or grandchildren. Dr. Greg Wacasey is a licensed therapeutic optometrist focused on making sure his patients experience optimal eye health. He has been providing Longview residents with reliable eye care for many years. Our services are numerous and include treatment for eye floaters.
Common Eye Issues
Many issues can affect the eyes and impact vision. This is why it is important to schedule regular eye exams. Those that are having eye irritation or eye problems should see their optometrist as soon as possible. Common eye issues include:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Detachment
- Pink Eye
- Eye Allergies
- Chalazion (Eyelid Cyst)
Even those that have no apparent vision problems need to see an optometrist regularly.
What Are Floaters and Are They Serious?
Those that often see grey or black spots or other images that move around in your eyes may be seeing floaters. Floaters are caused by microscopic fibers that clump together and cast shadows on the eye retina. They are usually not serious and occur due to age. Floaters are usually nothing to be concerned about. However, be sure to contact our optometrist if you notice any of the following:
- The occurrence and number of floaters increase
- Flashes of light in the same eye as the floaters
- Darkness/no sight on any side or sides of your vision (peripheral vision loss)
These symptoms are painless and can easily be overlooked, but they could be signs of a retinal tear with or without detachment. If any of these symptoms occur, contact our optometrist as soon as possible.
What Causes Floaters?
Many things may contribute to eye floaters, including:
- Inflammation in the back of the eye
- Bleeding in the eye or back of the eye
- Torn retina
- Eye surgeries
- Certain eye medications
Other contributing factors include:
- Being over 50
- Being nearsighted
- Trauma and injury
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Cataract surgery issues/complications
Contact Dr. Greg Wacasey for Eye Care in Longview
If you are experiencing eye irritation or eye floaters in Longview, Dr. Greg Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist is ready to assist you. Dr. Wacasey will assess your condition to determine the root cause of your eye floaters before providing treatment accordingly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (903) 663-1550.