Living with floaters?
October 26, 2009 5:44 AM Subscribe
Any advice for getting rid of or living with floaters in my eyes?
posted by kms to health & fitness (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 29, nearsighted, and just spent six months in front of a computer working on my dissertation. Over that time, my eyesight has gotten noticeably worse. My distance prescription hasn't changed, but my night vision is worse and, annoyingly, I seem to have a lot of floaters in both eyes. I went to the optometrist and everything checked out fine after a very detailed exam. There were some issues with near-field focussing (some kind of eye strain), probably related to staring at my computer so much, but they gave me a prescription for use when I'm working and it has definitely helped.
I'm not terribly worried about the floaters since they really checked out my eyes (almost 2 hours of tests, dilation, all sorts of bright lights), but they are very annoying. Its been a few months now and I haven't noticed them blending in or disappearing at all. It looks like I'm stuck with them.
What I'd like to know is whether anyone has had any luck getting rid of floaters or training yourself not to notice them. How do you do this? Will they ever go away or be less noticeable?