70% of people have reported seeing small, worm-like specs floating in their field of vision. Have you ever noticed one? The floaters/squiggly lines/cobwebs can appear out of nowhere, and device users should be aware of their existence.
Let’s start with what exactly the clear worms really are: “Floaters are actually shadows cast by objects suspended in the clear, gel-like substance that makes up the majority of the eye’s interior. This substance is called vitreous and helps to maintain the eye’s round shape. After passing through the lens, focused light has to pass through the vitreous in order to reach the retina at the back of the eye,” reported Justine Alford.
All too often, with extended use on a desktop computer or mobile device, the shadows will appear, causing the user to refresh their browser, rub their eyes, grab a pair of glasses or to take a break. But for the majority of the cases, however, there’s nothing that can be done.
Yes, floaters can become more pronounced if you look at something pretty bright, but for the most part “floaters are usually just an annoyance that people get used to,” Alford reported.
So before you smash your screen, upgrade your device or lose your mind trying to understand the totality of the human anatomy, relax, it may just be some floaters.
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