What Are Floaters?
Floaters are small shadows in your eyes that “float” throughout your field of vision. They often take the shape of dots, threads or curvy lines, and they often drift when your eyes stop moving.
Have you ever looked at an empty space, such as a white sheet of paper or up at a sunny sky, and noticed an abundance of blurry lines or shapes you know are not there? Floaters become most visible when you stare at a bright background.
When Should You Worry?
If you’re experiencing a sheer amount of flashes or if floaters are obstructing your view, making it hard to carry on with your daily routine, then it’s time you picked up the phone and called the eye care professionals at Eye Rx immediately.
Flashes and floaters could be a sign of a retinal tear or detachment. Call us if you have recently encountered any of the following:
- An increase in the size and number of floaters blocking your view.
- A sudden appearance of flashes from out of nowhere.
- A shadow or dark curtain appearing in the side of your field of vision.
- Regularly noticing a “grey curtain” move across your eyesight.
- Significant decreases in your quality of vision.
Flashes and floaters may seem harmless on the surface, but they could be indicating a more serious issue behind the scenes. Do not leave anything to chance; be sure to contact your Eye Rx eye specialist right away!
Don’t Let Your Eyes Suffer Permanent Damage
Eye Rx’s team is compiled of the Metropolitan D.C. area’s leading eye care experts. Submit our online contact request or call one of our offices today! A caring eye specialist is waiting to speak with you. In Chevy Chase, call (301) 841-6776 , or in Washington D.C., call (202) 659-2010. Eye Rx also welcomes walk-in appointments.