I See Spots.

“Floaters” are easily one of the most common conditions that we answer questions about. These little spots that annoy and distract are something that many of us live with. I recently came across this TedTalk video that does a great job describing just what these little guys are all about. Take 4 minutes 5 seconds and check it out.

Now most of the time floaters are harmless. They can however, be a sign of impending problems. So if you see bright flickers or flashes followed by new floaters, especially that seem to really block or blur your vision, or if you see a influx of lots of new floaters over a short period of time then you need to get your eyes checked out ASAP.

When are Eye Floaters and Flashes a Medical Emergency?

A thorough dilated eye exam will quickly determine if your floaters are the normal and annoying variety or a problem that needs intervention by a retinal specialist.