What are Floaters?

Floaters are little ‘cobwebs’ or specks that float about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands or squiggly lines. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly. They do not follow your eye movements precisely, and usually drift when your eyes stop moving.

Most people have floaters and learn to ignore them; they are usually not noticed until they become numerous or more prominent. Floaters can become apparent when looking at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.