Optic Topic

Eye Floaters Regional Eye Center

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of September 3, 2017

Those small specks that float across the fields of some people’s vision are called “floaters.” In actuality, they are the shadows that are cast upon the retina by tiny clumps of cells in the jelly-like fluid of the eyeball called vitreous humor.

These clumps of undissolved material are the result of age-related changes in the vitreous humor. As annoying as they may be, they usually subside and become less noticeable in short order. While their appearance does not necessarily point to a serious eye disorder, floaters do signal a medical emergency in one instance. Floaters that are accompanied by flashing light, spots, or a “curtain” that veils vision constitute a medical emergency (possibly retinal detachment). Eye floaters are particularly visible against an overcast sky or a computer screen with a white or light-colored background.

REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL offers a large selection of high end designer frames, eye glasses and sunglasses. We also offer a wide variety of contact lenses that are guaranteed to suit your individual needs. We can help you select the style, shape, and color of eye glasses or sun glasses that are right for you and your children.

To schedule an appointment, please call 320-587-6309. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:

Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
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