• Myodesopsia (Eye Floaters) looking at the Sky

How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters? Prevention and Treatment

If you’re like most peo­ple, you prob­a­bly take your vision for grant­ed most of the time. How­ev­er, when some­thing is out of the ordi­nary, not only is it easy to tell right away when some­thing is wrong but we tend to assume the worst.

Eye floaters are one of those issues that many of you may expe­ri­ence at some point in your life and are very com­mon. While most of the time there is no need for alarm but some­times eye floaters can be a symp­tom of an under­ly­ing eye con­di­tion.

You should always see your eye doc­tor as soon as pos­si­ble if you are expe­ri­enc­ing eye floaters for the first time but if you know the cause, here is a lit­tle back­ground and a few ideas on how to get rid of eye floaters.

Common Causes

Eye floaters are debris that often looks like lit­tle strings, cob­webs or specks that move through­out your vision. The rea­son that we can see them is that they block out a small amount of light that casts a shad­ow on your reti­na. While most caus­es are age-relat­ed, there are some more seri­ous rea­sons behind eye floaters as well.

  • Age
  • Near­sight­ed­ness
  • Inflam­ma­tion
  • Migraines or headaches
  • Surgery
  • Dia­betes
  • Pos­te­ri­or vit­re­ous detach­ment
  • Reti­nal tears

*If you expe­ri­ence a sud­den onset of eye floaters that may or may not be accom­pa­nied with flash­es of light, you should see your doc­tor ASAP. This is usu­al­ly a sign of a poten­tial tear in the reti­na that may result in blind­ness if not treat­ed imme­di­ate­ly.

5 Tips for Helping Normal Eye Floaters

Vitrectomy/Laser Therapy

If the floaters are a major nui­sance or severe­ly hin­der your vision, the best way to get rid of them is through either vit­rec­to­my or the use of lasers. A vit­rec­to­my is a pro­ce­dure in which your doc­tor will remove the gel-like sub­stance (vit­re­ous) that keeps the shape of your eye round.

Once removed through a small inci­sion, your doc­tor will replace the vit­re­ous with a solu­tion that your body will even­tu­al­ly replace with new vit­re­ous. Laser ther­a­py is used to tar­get the eye floaters in hopes to break them up into small­er pieces to reduce their pres­ence and make them eas­i­er for your body to break down over time.


Often times eye floaters will fade or dis­ap­pear on their own as your body will nat­u­ral­ly remove for­eign debris. If they are spo­radic and not obstruc­tive to your vision, it is per­haps best to let them run their course before seek­ing more inva­sive options.

Exercise, Diet and Hydrate

Lead­ing a healthy lifestyle can help reduce inflam­ma­tion, increase blood cir­cu­la­tion and allow the eyes to recov­er and func­tion prop­er­ly. A bal­anced, healthy diet will help make sure that you are pro­vid­ing your eyes with the prop­er nutri­ents nec­es­sary to repair, rebuild and work as they should.

Antioxidants and Taurine

Antiox­i­dants are essen­tial for help­ing your body fight off free rad­i­cals that can cause eye floaters. Tau­rine is a very impor­tant amino acid that aids in main­tain­ing healthy eyes. Try incor­po­rat­ing foods that are high in both of these like meats, seafood, blue­ber­ries, grapes, dark green veg­eta­bles and teas.

Reduce Eye Strain

Prop­er rest for your eyes is essen­tial for mak­ing sure that they stay healthy and recov­er from the dai­ly stress­es that we put on them. We are con­tin­u­al­ly star­ing at dig­i­tal screens (com­put­ers, phones, tablets, TV’s and even our cars) and this extend­ed strain can lead to extra stress on our eyes. Relax­ing and rest­ing your eyes will allow them to recov­er and remain healthy.

Be sure to con­sult with your eye doc­tor regard­ing advice on your eye floaters.

Your vision is impor­tant to us here at Dia­mond Vision, which is why we strive to pro­vide the very best treat­ment options per­formed by our award-win­ning staff. It is tough to enjoy life to the fullest when your vision isn’t what you deserve, so let us help you take back your life with your best vision. Vis­it one of our ten loca­tions or call (888)678‑4341 for your free con­sul­ta­tion today.

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters? Prevention and Treatment

About the Author:


If you would like to schedule a free consultation or ask one of our amazing staff a quick question, text "Diamond Ready" to (917) 881-3938 between 9am-6pm (M-F) and we will be here to help you!