Don’t Let Floaters Cloud Your Vision

Advanced laser treatments can improve your vision in 20-60 minutes!

There may be times when you’re looking at the sky or a blank wall and notice little shapes floating in front of you. They’re not quite clear—almost like little bits of dust stuck on a camera lens. You try to blink them away, but they’re still there. These are called floaters. They are very common and typically do not require treatment. However, floaters can increase in number and size, which can then lead to disruptions in your vision. But seeing spots does not have to be your norm.


What Are Floaters?

Floaters are small pieces of debris that float in a gel-like fluid in your eye called the vitreous humor. This debris casts shadows on the retina (the light-sensitive tissue layer at the back of the eye) and appear as spots or shadows that float across your field of vision. There are 3 main types of floaters.

Example of what it may look like to have floaters in your vision

Different Types of Floaters

Restoring Clear, Spot-Free Vision

When the quality of your vision begins to put limitations on your daily activities and overall enjoyment in life, it may be time to treat floaters. Wilmington Eye is one of the few practices in the entire state of North Carolina to offer Laser Floater Treatment, or LFT. Also known as laser vitreolysis, Laser Floater Treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that can reduce and even eliminate floaters, providing you with improvements to your overall vision in just 20 – 60 minutes per treatment session. Please keep in mind that some floaters may require multiple sessions. Dr. Matej Polomsky, a board-certified ophthalmologist and floaters expert, works with each individual patient to develop a custom treatment plan that works around your lifestyle and vision needs.

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What Our Floater Patients Have To Say

  • "My experience with Wilmington Eye was very good. Dr. Amanda B. explained that my floaters in my left eye were a natural part of life and I was happy to know that there was nothing I could have done to cause it. I also spoke with Dr. Hilary C. and she gave me the same advice concerning my right eye, which started having floaters a few months prior. "
    Ruth S.
  • "While on an extended vacation I developed floaters in my right eye. I don't have an eye doctor in the area so I called Wilmington Eye and was immediately transferred to triage. After speaking to a nurse I was scheduled for an appointment the same morning in their Calabash office. Everyone whom I came in contact with was caring and professional. Dr. Watson examined my eyes thoroughly and determined that my condition is due to the normal aging process and not a retina detachment as I had feared. I was so relieved and so grateful for the prompt attention I received. And I know if my condition had needed treatment or surgery, I would have been in extremely kind and capable hands. "
    Diana B.
  • "Noted floaters in my field of vision and called the afterhours line. They called me right back and were able to see me the next day. The doctor listened to what was going on, took pictures and determined that it was not something that needed to be treated urgently and scheduled me a follow up in 3 days with my primary ophthalmologist."
    Donna M.
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