• Yasmin AndreaYasmin Andrea, 14 days ago

    I've had them for 2 years now. I noticed they were there after a period of stress at work where I was staring at my computer constantly (trying to get work finished for a deadline), not sleeping enough, and had developed eye strain as well. Was really terrifying at first, but after a year I learned to ignore them. However, they got worse at the end of last year and I'm trying to figure out if it's due to certain habits. My floaters are worst when it's sunny or there's bright lighting inside. Adjusting the lighting/closing the blinds usually makes them bearable enough to ignore for me.

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    • Ken Em, 14 days ago

      I'm not sure how old you are, but eye floaters are perfectly normal and are simply a sign of aging degeneration and are generally harmless by themselves. I agree they can be pretty annoying in bright light, as what you are actually seeing is the shadows from the floaters being cast on your retina. They never really go away, but as I noted earlier, the brain learns to adapt to the fact they are there, and often times they can fall out of the field of vision to not be too much of a bother.

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      • Yasmin AndreaYasmin Andrea, 14 days ago

        I'm 26 now, was 24 when I first developed them. It just came on as a bit of a shock (having had no real health problems at all prior to that). But yeah, it's reassuring to hear other designers have to deal with them too.

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