Floaters are typically small bits of protein suspended in the vitreous humor that fills the inside of the eye. Some floaters may be normal, while others are not. Almost all people have some degree of vitreous floaters, whether they see them or not. Floaters are easiest to see on a white background in bright light, like against the snow while skiing. Under other conditions our brain is able to filter out the image of the floater so they don't bother us all the time.
New Onset Floaters
If you have new onset floaters that you have not previously noticed you should call 970-262-9272 and book a dilated eye health exam immediately. New onset floaters may be due to a retinal condition such as a hole, tear or Retinal Detachment. Retinal problems can often be fixed surgically, but are very time sensitive.
Our doctors at EyeTech Optometry can determine the cause of seeing floaters and start the most appropriate treatment.
Dr. Ward and Dr Philpy regularly diagnose and treat eye injuries, infections, inflammations, burning, redness, pain, sensitivity, pink eye and remove foreign bodies from the eye.
Our doctors can treat, prescribe medication for and manage many different eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Diagnosis and Referral
For eye conditions like cataracts, retinal tears and retinal detachments that may require surgical or specialized care, our Optometrists provide initial diagnosis as well as referral, co-management and follow-up care in coordination with an Ophthalmologist.
Many eye problems like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy don't have obvious symptoms in their early stages. Changes in vision are often so gradual that you unconsciously adjust to your sight without realizing your vision has changed. You may think you are seeing as well as you were a year ago and don’t have problems, but you can't be sure until you've had your eyes thoroughly examined.