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Spots and Floaters

Spots (often called 'floaters') are small cloudy specks that float about in your field of vision. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly.

Most people have floaters and they are usually not noticed until they become numerous or more prominent. They can become obvious when looking at something bright, such as white paper or a blue sky.


In most cases floaters are part of the natural ageing process. They can be distracting but eventually tend to 'settle' at the bottom of the eye below the line of sight. However, occasionally floaters can be a sign of more serious eye conditions.

If you notice a sudden change or increase in them, then you should see your Visique optometrist.