At Chico Vision Care Optometry in Chico, CA, we can help with vision problems, such as floaters. Some may experience floaters at an early age, while some may experience floaters once they are older. If floaters are affecting your vision, it is important to schedule an exam with our optometrist for a diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, read more about floaters and why treatment is important below:
What are Floaters?
Floaters are small shapes that float across your vision. The floaters may be dark and come in many different shapes. Floaters can look like cobwebs, threads, or dots, and tend to move away when you look directly at them. However, if you keep still, they drift past your sight eventually. While floaters may go away on their own, they can also cause severe complications, such as blindness. If you are noticing more floaters than usual, we recommend visiting our optometrist for an eye exam.
Who Can Experience Floaters?
Everyone will experience floaters at some point during their lifetime. If you have nearsightedness, your chances of having floaters are higher. Along with that, diabetes and cataract surgery can also increase the chances of floaters. Most of the time they are harmless, however, they can cause further damage, which is why it’s important to be evaluated by our optometrist.
What Causes Floaters?
Since our eyes change as we get older, the natural process can cause floaters. Aging can cause the fluid in your eyes to stick together and create lumps, which can cast a shadow in your retina and cause floaters. While most of the time the floaters are not a problem, they can also indicate a serious problem. The floaters can be due to bleeding that is occurring within your eyes or an infection, which need to be treated in order to prevent further complications from occurring. You may also have retinal detachment or a retinal tear that is causing the floaters.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have blurry vision due to floaters, our team at Chico Vision Care Optometry in Chico, CA, can help. We will examine your eyes and create a treatment plan that will provide you with relief and help you see more clearly. To learn about the treatments that we offer and to schedule your appointment, call our office at (530) 342-9644 today. Our team looks forward to improving your eye health!