I Have Floaters

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    Starring In The Blob

    I have chased good vision like Ahab chased the white whale, starting with cornea transplants in 03 and 06, with cataract surgeries after that. I could finally see like Lee Harvey Oswald and was really having fun when, one day in Wal Mart, I noticed lightning bolts in my right eye...
    lineboy lineboy
    1 Response Nov 4, 2012

    Since I Was 12...

    I've had floaters since I was 12. I am nearly 52. I kept it a secret until I was 16...and was very frightened and thought I would go blind. I went to the ophthalmologist and my eyes were examined and the doctor said there was nothing wrong with my eyes, that many people have...
    creosote creosote
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    Through a Microscope

    The first time I noticed them was in my microbiology class when I looked through a microscope.  I did not know what it was and asked another student if he saw anything on the slide that was moving.  He didn't of course.  What I see looks like translucent worms that...
    Sncats Sncats
    26-30, T
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    My Floaters Have Always Been There....

    ...probably almost 50 years now....have had them for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I enjoyed playing with them, making them dance around the room.  I just got used to them. I also have a little "spot" on my retina that the doc keeps an eye on...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2008


    I've been having them pretty bad over the last year or so. It's gotten to the point where I actually try and avoid moving my eyes too much because I know if I do I'll get loads of them swimming across my vision. When I do move my eyes I've started automatically blinking like...
    Heathermeow Heathermeow
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 2, 2011

    Nutrition And Lifestyle To Help With Floaters

    Eat brown rice instead of white rice Limit sodium intake Eat plenty of fresh vegetables Avoid deep fried food Avoid dairy products Avoid red meat and poultry Avoid eating tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and potatoes because of their toxin forming properties Eat fish Eat nuts, seeds...
    honeyangel honeyangel
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2010

    Hi Guys!

    I'm currently thirteen years old. I've had floaters since I was 12. it's horrible, mainly because of the fact that I feel so helpless. I've even slipped into depression once because of them. I hate the fact that I will have to continue to live with this for the rest of my life. I...
    lilyisaninja lilyisaninja
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2010


    I have vitreous floaters.  As I understand it, it's not uncommon for someone who's severly myopic to have them, and I was severely myopic.  (Yay for LASIK!)  I've had the most noticable one for about 3 yeears, and it's not all that bothersome. They're pretty cool...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 20, 2008

    I Have Floaters

    Hi my name is Michael & I have floaters. They drive me bonkers at work when I'm entering stock into optomate. Everytime I look at the invoice & back to the computer I see those pesky floaters. Its nice to know that I have the support from you guys. I don't know what I would do...
    Floaters Floaters
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2013

    I'm 29, and I have floaters,

    and they bother me. :( I want them to go away. I am severely nearsighted and also very overweight, so I think that's how I got them. But my doctors say there is no safe way to get rid of them. Help, please?
    lindscityoftrees lindscityoftrees
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 1

    Seeing Things

    I've had these forever.  I got glasses right before 7th grade and remember them asking if I saw anything like how floaters are described.  Thinking that admitting to seeing them would mean something bad, I have always denied having them. The past year or so they've...
    aMistake aMistake
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2009

    Extremely Depressed And Despondent Over Eye Floaters

    I do not know what to do. These floaters are so bad. In the natural sunlight,no matter how dreary or bright, I see the floaters: Snakes, cobwebs, shadows falling over my eye. I have been to an Opthamologist and a Specialist twice, and I am about to fax them to ask for their...
    SeattleMuse SeattleMuse
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2012

    I Googled It...

    I just found out what they are and I have those when I look into sunlight or something bright...so, that's what they're called! I always wondered what those things were...is it normal? Or, do I have to go to my eye doctor? Ehhh, I'll just google again...lol.
    PunizhedZoul PunizhedZoul
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2011

    My Little Flies.

    I found out I had floaters the worst way. Whilst taking out the bins. Luckily I had some later and told my mum, who also has them. Thought I was going mad...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    Oh My! I've Been Trying To Tell People About My Floaters Forever!

    Having floaters is something that is difficult to explain to people who don't. I've gotten strange looks and even comments like 'Just rub your eyes, they'll go away.' I was able to explain to my husband about floaters while watching an episode of Family Guy!
    Gossipfoodie32 Gossipfoodie32
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

    Floaters Can Be Hell

    When I was a kid I remember seeing floaters but then life moved on and I never really noticed them till one day I started to see them constantly. It was such a shock and disturbance to me that I was on the slippery slop of depression and developed severe...
    chewyanimal chewyanimal
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2008


    For me, it's like having television static in front of my eyes all the time!  I can't stand it!  Everything swirls like when you lose the cable channels.  It's not ridiculously noticeable during the day, when there's light and colors, but at night when all the...
    felinethespian felinethespian
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2008

    Floaters Are Driving Me Insane

    Over the last year I've noticed that my floaters have got worse, in-keeping with  the progressive deterioration of my vision. My floaters have become so bad I can't begin to describe how bad these things are. I have several long threads in my left eye alone. I did get my...
    sawdust666 sawdust666
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2009

    We Can All Fight For A Cure

    If you or someone you know is experiencing Eye floaters = Vitreous Floater, regardless of their age or initial cause, and is seeking a cure/procedure please join us and sign this petition. Help us sharing the word by sharing the link. Thank you. http://www.petitiononline.com...
    wasaby12 wasaby12
    22-25, M
    Dec 29, 2011

    It's Creepy

    I have always had floaters in my vision, and it's never bothered me because I just haven't really took much notice. I've seen ophthalmologists and not one bad word has ever been said about my eyes, apart from my visual impairment, caused by a Syndrome I have called Moebius...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 2, 2012

    Yes I Have Floaters And I Hate Them

    i have always had problems with my eyes of one type or another. i assume it is punishment. i hate floaters with a passion. i just want to wash the fluid off the surface of my eyeballs and under my eyelids until they are gone. Then sleep for two days and the fluid will...
    astounded1088 astounded1088
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2012
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