Floaters & Flashes


Here at Randolph Eye Associates, we specialize in assisting patients with any floaters and flashes they are experiencing.

You may have experienced a small speck or cloud moving in your field of vision. This is called a floater. You can often see them when you are looking at a plain background. Floaters are actually small clumps of cells or material inside the vitreous, which is the clear, gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eye.

Many people think that floaters are on the outside of your eye, but actually they are in the inside. Floaters can be all different shapes and sizes.

The various symptoms of floaters include seeing small specks or clouds that move in your field of vision or also seeing dots, circles, lines, or even cobwebs.

When the vitreous gel pulls on the retina, you may see what looks like a flash of light. These are called flashers. It is a similar sensation to seeing stars after being hit in the eye.

As you get older, it is more common to experience floaters and flashes. If you are experiencing these, make sure that you make an appointment with your eye doctor to ensure that there has not been any damage done to your retina.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you to ensure there has been no damage. If there has been, we may need to go into your eye. Each case is different, so it is important that you consult with a professional.

If you have any questions regarding floaters and flashes, contact us today at (781) 986-7400.