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Scientists Explain Why You See Tiny Little “Floaters” In Your Eyes

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

Whenever I look up at a clear blue sky I, always see these little “floaty” things swimming around in my field of vision.

But, whenever I tried to “look” at them, they disappear, only to reappear whenever I blink. While your eye color might say something about your personality, one thing is for sure, these little “floaters” love to hang out.

I was always a bit nervous about what these things were. I thought about going to the optometrist about it, but they never seemed to bother me, so why worry?

Luckily, it turns out that “floaters” are about as harmless as they look. It turns out that these “flying flies,” as the ancient Romans used to call them, are not bugs at all, nor are they external objects.

It seems that these little things are just very tiny little objects that are inside of your eyes. These tiny objects end up casting shadows onto your retina, which is what you’re seeing!

These little squeakies are either pieces of tissue, red blood cells, or clumps of protein. Check out the video below if you’re interested in learning more about these things that nearly all of us have been looking at since we were kids playing outside every summer.

One thing to be aware of though: Sometimes, if you see larger “floaters” like they show at the 3:23 mark of the video, it might be a symptom of a more serious condition. Make sure to watch this video just to make sure your eyes are working perfectly!

Do you see these “floaters” in your eye? Let us know in the comments below!

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