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Have you ever seen little black flies or strings in your vision? 

These are called eye floaters. You may just recently be noticing them, or have had them in your vision for several years.

Eye floaters can appear like tiny black specks or cobwebs in your vision that appear in front of you but are actually inside your eye. There is a clear, jelly-like substance called the vitreous humour in the back of our eyes. The fibers of this vitreous overtime become more liquid and clump together forming floaters. These floaters cast a shadow on the retina, which appear as dust particles or tiny bugs floating in our vision.

Although floaters can be more of a nuisance than anything, if you do notice them you should see your optometrist right away for a dilated fundus exam. 

You should seek eye care immediately if you experience any of these other symptoms with your floaters:

  • Increase in size or frequency of floaters
  • Flashes of light
  • Large cobwebs
  • Decreased vision, or loss of visual field
  • Eye pain

If you are experiencing floaters call our Stoney Creek Optometrists today! We accept same day appointments and walk ins including emergency care.

Call 289-309-1090 today to book an appointment!

Written by Dr. Casthoory Viswanathan

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