Eye floaters are spots in your vision that looks like black or grey squiggles or strings which drift about when you move your eyes and appear to dart away when you try to look at them directly.
Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. Microscopic fibres within the vitreous tend to clump and can cast tiny shadows on the retina. The shadows you see are called floaters.
In most cases, floaters are normal and harmless. You’ll be able to see it when you look at a light-coloured area such as a blue sky or white wall. However, a sudden increase in their number may indicate damage to particular internal structures of the eye.
This requires attention. Go get an eye test.
Your eyes are precious so book an appointment for a check-up with one of our optometrists today.