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Floaters

Floaters Treatment | Eye Exam in Bellingham, WA, Northern Washington

Most of us will experience the presence of floaters in our field of vision at some point or another. These floaters are mostly harmless, but one does have to be curious about what they mean, whether or not they signal danger, and whether or not these floaters need to be treated by an optometrist. Floaters are incredibly common, but they can signal danger in certain instances. If you're worried about your floaters, contact our optometrist as soon as possible.

At ClearView Eyecare in Bellingham, WA, we aim to help our patients in Northern Washington get the help they need for their floaters, put their worries to rest, and provide high-quality eye care from our optometrist. We're on a mission to break the myths around floaters, help educate you on when it's best to visit a chiropractor, and find ways to improve your floaters and your quality of life.

Floaters

What Are Floaters?

Floaters are the name given to certain objects in our field of vision that can resemble germs, spots, or blurry debris. These floaters can be seen more clearly when you look at a blank area, such as a white wall or even the sky. Floaters are a natural part of the eye's structure, and most of us will see them at some point in our lives.

Although floaters are common, and they are caused by the vitreous fluid inside of the eye, some people might be concerned about their presence. It's important to know that floaters will naturally increase in number as we age. However, if you notice a sudden onset of floaters or there are floaters that are large enough to impact your vision, you should seek the help of an optometrist right away.

How Does an Optometrist Treat Floaters?

Our optometrist will conduct an eye exam and take a deeper look at the structure of your eye. Many times, a sudden onset of floaters can indicate trauma to the eye, our optometrist will check for injuries and trauma. Our optometrist might also check for changes in the vitreous fluid, which can be caused by older age.

Surgery, known as a laser vitrectomy, might be beneficial if your floaters are impacting your everyday life. Our optometrist will let you know whether or not this is a good option to treat your floaters.

Find Relief from Floaters at ClearView Eyecare

At ClearView Eyecare in Bellingham, WA, you can find relief from floaters once and for all! Call us today to schedule an appointment at our Northern Washington clinic, and get the help you need today.

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