Seeing light flashes and colors
For almost 4 years I've been seeing random pinpricks of light. They only happen occasionally but usually every day. they only show up for a fraction of a second but are pretty bright..
The past year I've been seeing something different though: larger blotches of color that linger for up to maybe 15 seconds. These are a lot like the spots you see when you look away from a bright light, but the ones I see are definitely not from looking at lights. Multiple times I've been staring continuously at a non-bright place and they'd show up. Sometimes, though rarely, my eye will even hurt at the same time i see them. And unlike the flashes, these are much more frequent and can get pretty annoying.
I'm mainly curious as to what would cause this.. I can't seem to find much info about flashes of lights and color. (they're not floaters or anything by the way)
The only thing I can find about it would be retinal tear/detachment, but it's been 4 years and I can still see as well as before.