Well, what exactly are eye floaters? They are tiny little spots, specks and wiggly lines that can appear in your field vision. They can be any place over your eyeball, and the most annoying of them are right at the center of your pupil. Eye Floaters tend to cast shadows over your retina, and your retina in turn sends visual signals to your brain. This is what makes the floaters show up. Although normally small, they seem to get in the way!
Eye floater can appear as little dots and/or specks and sometimes more like a thread or even like a cobwebs. Eye floaters can be static, i.e. remain in one place or they can move around your eye – to different spots in your field of vision as you wink and blink.
Eye floaters usually do not cause any problems, they are benign. However, they can be very annoying. They are relatively common, mostly in elderly or nearsighted people. Most of the population have them or will have eye floaters at some time in their lives.
I have had one little black eye floater since I was a teenager. It is right in the center of my pupil on my left eye. It’s just a black dot, but bothers the heck out of me when reading, because it always seems to be right in front of what I am looking at.
Here is a video showing cobweb like eye floaters, so you can see these little nuisances up close…
In our youth, the vitreous fluid in our eyes has a gel-like consistency. As we age, this vitreous fluid can liquify to create a water-like center. Eye floaters often happen when small particles of the vitreous gel break off in the back portion of our eye. They remain in their gel-like state and can float around in the liquid part of or eye fluid, which happens as we get older. These particles are the main cause of eye floaters.
Eye floaters are most noticeable when you are looking at a plain area, where they will show up in contrast. We are not actually seeing the eye floater itself, but just it’s shadow floating around in the eye fluid.
I am sorry, but there is no definitive eye floaters cure that I have found. However, there are things below listed that you can do to make them not seem so obvious to you.
There are a few things that can help with the annoyance of your eye floaters. Bright light often makes eye floaters pretty annoying so, and I have listed some eye floater tips in relation to light here:
So try some of these harmless eye floaters tips and I hope one or more of these tips help you cope with your own dots and specks.