What to Do About Floaters

As your eye doctor can tell you, your vision is essential to your quality of life, and any changes you notice should be taken seriously. Floaters, or dark spots in your field of vision, are a relatively common occurrence, especially as you get older. However, just because they are common does not mean you shouldn’t see your ophthalmologist in Londonderry. Floaters can be a sign of a serious condition such as retinal detachment. Watch this video to learn what you should do if you have floaters in your vision.

In some cases, floaters may never go away. You may notice them more or less at certain times based on lighting conditions or other factors. Some floaters do go away on their own, while others will stick around but become less noticeable as you adjust to their presence. If you have new floaters, whether or not they are accompanied by flashes of light, you should see your eye doctor right away. Retinal detachment and retinal tears are serious, and can result in vision problems or loss.