You are most likely noticing a floater (swipe ➡️ for a visual)
They come in all shapes and sizes. They can look like lines, dots, and cobwebs. They are usually more noticeable on a bright sunny day or against a white background like your computer or under fluorescent lights.
While they are annoying, fortunately they are 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐟𝐮𝐥 to your vision.
Floaters increase with age as they are in the gel aka 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬 which fills the back of your eye. Overtime your gel ages and shrinks and in that process it can cause floaters which casts shadows on to your retina. Floaters are microscopic but to you they seem bigger as they are in your eye.
Younger folks who are nearsighted may experience floaters earlier than average. 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐦𝐚, 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲, and 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 are also inciting factors for increasing floaters.
If you have new or worsening floaters or flashes of light seek your friendly neighborhood ophthalmologist for an eye exam.
Anyone else experience 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬? 👇🏽