Dr. Raymund Garza, Therapeutic Optometrist, Raymund Garza, O.D. – 777 N TEXAS BLVD ALICE, TX 78332

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Your Screens May Be Affecting Your Sight

Floaters are bothersome and concerning visual phenomena for those who experience them frequently. If floaters are affecting your vision, our team at Alice Family Eye Center in Alice is here to help. As trusted and experienced optometry practitioners, we specialize in diagnosing and treating various eye diseases and disorders. Here’s all you need to know about floaters. 

Understanding Floaters

Floaters may appear differently to everyone, but generally, they are small, dark, squiggly lines or cobweb-like shapes that drift across your field of vision. They may appear as black or gray dots and sometimes even as lines or threads. Most people experience floaters that come and go, especially when staring at bright backgrounds such as a blue sky or white wall. They can also be a natural part of the aging process. However, persistent floaters in your vision indicate an underlying eye condition or injury.

Causes of Floaters

Floaters occur when the vitreous, the gel-like substance in the back of the eye, starts to shrink and clump together. This clumping casts shadows on the retina, leading to the appearance of squiggly shapes or cobwebs in your vision. Age-related changes, such as the natural deterioration of the vitreous, are the primary causes of this eye disorder. However, floaters can also be due to:

– Eye inflammation: Conditions such as uveitis, which is the inflammation of the uvea, can trigger the development of floaters.

– Retinal tears or detachment: The retina can tear due to trauma or injury, eye conditions or diseases, and sometimes genetic predisposition. Unfortunately, when the retina tears, it results in the sudden appearance of floaters.

Note: Retinal detachment is a serious condition that requires immediate attention from an optometrist.

Symptoms of Floaters

Floaters manifest differently, including seeing spots or webs that move across your visual field. These spots become more pronounced when looking at bright objects or in well-lit environments.

Floaters Treatment

At Alice Family Eye Center, we understand the impact floaters can have on the quality of your life. We will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate your ocular health, including the vitreous and retina, to determine the underlying cause of your floaters. Based on the results of the eye examination, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Why Choose Alice Family Eye Center For Eye Disorders

Choosing the right optometrist is paramount when it comes to your eye health. Our optometrists at Alice Family Eye Center are fully certified and dedicated to providing exceptional eye care using the latest diagnostic tools and treatment options. Our knowledgeable team will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide comprehensive guidance throughout your treatment.

Experience Relief and Clearer Vision

Don’t let floaters hinder your visual clarity and enjoyment of daily activities. Trust the expert optometrists at Alice Family Eye Center in Alice to provide the highest quality care for your eye health needs. Book an appointment today at (361) 668-3937 and let our skilled optometrists help you find relief from eye disease and optimize your overall vision.


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