Have you ever wondered what are those tiny transparent blobs shaped like worms that you noticed floating in your eyes? Maybe you didn’t have enough time to focus on them and notice all about their shape and size, but we know that you might have wondered what’s the story with them and what’s their purpose. Could they be harmful for your eyes’ health?
If you have done your best to find out more about them or if you didn’t pay enough attention to them because you thought that they are not really there, now you can find out all about them. You have nothing to worry about; you don’t have little worms in your eyes and you are not starting to see things that are not actually there.
What are the floaters and what is their purpose
After many years of questioning, scientists have decided to reveal the purpose of these floaters. In technical language, they are called “flying flies”. Although you consider them annoying optical illusions, you should know that they are created inside your eyeball by your own body. Actually, they are tiny portions of tissue, blood cells or other substances that end up in your eyeball and cast shadows on your retina.
They float in your vitreous humour and keep it in good shape because of the fact that they stimulate your eyeballs to focus on a certain point in the attempt to spot and catch them. The best way to see it is to look at a clear sky or blank computer. Even if it seems hard to believe, these little fellows keep your eyes healthy and in shape.
Our advice would be to always protect your sight and do whatever it takes to make sure that your eyes receive the proper care in every circumstance.