Eye Floaters, Spots & Flashers

Eye floaters, spots and flashers are small moving spots that may appear in your field of vision and are particularly noticeable when you look at bright lights or single colour objects (such as a piece of white paper or the sky).While eye floaters can be incredibly annoying, they generally don't interfere with your sight and many people learn to live with them. The condition often improves over time.Eye floaters can, however, be indicative of a more serious condition, particularly if they're accompanied by sudden flashes of light or a sudden loss of peripheral vision. If you experience these symptoms, or want to learn more about eye floaters and flashers, you should book an eye exam.

Causes & risk factors



An optometrist can determine if what you are seeing is harmless or the symptom of a more serious problem that requires treatment.

Sometimes surgical management might be necessary.