LIVING WITH EYE FLOATERS
Let me share my experience on eye floaters. I sympathize with the other people
who suffer from this condition and I hope to share my thoughts, knowledge
and experiences to them. I hope that this short write up would somehow serves
as inspiration and guide to those who fear for this similar condition.
I started to have eye floaters about four years ago. I was 43 years old at
that time, a mom to two kids and a work-at-home wife. I first found out about
the existence of floaters one day as I was hanging some clothes in our backyard.
I was hanging white bedsheets and noticed some squiggly lines drifting about
my sight. I disregarded the experience for some days but eventually saw my
doctor after two weeks.
My doctor confirmed that I have eye floaters. Since my eye floater condition
was not serious, my doctor did not recommend any kind of treatment. However,
the knowledge of having something with no treatment caused me to worry much
and thus gave me much apprehension. I became depressed because I was not used
to having a different health condition. It was also very bothering since it
affects my vision, it makes me quite dizzy when I look at them and annoys
me whenever I drive or use the computer.
I consulted with two more ophthalmologists and they diagnosed me with the
same result. They also confirmed that my condition was not something to worry
about and that it did not need any treatment.
I learned to live with this fact and this condition. I came to adjust to a
vision with gray spots. During times of boredom, I try to amuse myself by
trying to follow the spots. My family would even tease me and say that our
plain white dog looked like a dalmatian to me.
Nowadays, however, I am happy to say that I am considering other options as
well. The internet has given me more knowledge about it and the possible options
and treatments. I have also made friends with those having eye floaters too.
Because of these, I found out that people who have eye floaters may also consider
surgery (for worse cases), eye exercises, and even health foods that can improve
the health of our eyes. But it is important to know that if you have eye floaters,
it is best to consult a licensed physician and get an accurate advise since
each one’s actual diagnosis may be different.