Inside your eye, there is a watery jelly-like fluid called the vitreous. Tiny specks in the vitreous swirl around as you move your eyes which are more noticeable on bright days or when looking at light coloured objects, e.g. a page of a book.  Most people notice floaters in their vision at some point in their lives.  Myopic people often notice them more, and they are more common with age.  Most of the time, these floaters are perfectly normal.  But if you suddenly notice a large increase in floaters, or notice any flashes of light, or even a shadow across your vision, you should book an eye exam as soon as possible because this may indicate a more serious problem such as a retinal detachment.

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