What are eye floaters?
Floaters are little “cobwebs” or specks that float about in your field of vision. They are small, dark, shadowy shapes that can look like spots, thread-like strands, or squiggly lines. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly. They do not follow your eye movements precisely, and usually drift when your eyes stop moving.
What are the risk factors?
- Age over 50 years old
- Eye trauma
- Eye inflammation
- Complications from cataract surgery
- Retina damage due to diabetes complication
How do we keep our eyes healthy to minimize potential of eye problems including floaters?
Healthy wholesome diet is one of the key elements to promote healthy eyes
Leading a healthy lifestyle is also essential
Wear sunglasses to protect eyes from UV damages. Choose a pair that blocks 99 to 100% UVA and UVB rays.
Do not look at computer screen or phone screen for too long. This can cause eyestrain, blurred vision and dry eyes.
Take a break and exercise your eyes by looking at far distance.
Adequate amount of sleep is essential for overall well being including eye health
Supplementation of quality antioxidants can also protect the eyes.
Lutein and zeaxanthin protect the eyes and help to prevent and improve age related macular degeneration
Astaxanthin offers powerful antioxidant protection for our eyes
Bilberry fruit extract helps to promote healthy capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the eyes
Omega-3 fatty acids help to protect the cells and nerves of our eyes
Our clinical team recommends:
VitaAid Optifort or Dr Mercola Eye support or Usana Visionex
- Offer you the comprehensive eye support
Nutrifii Omega-Q or Dr Mercola Krill Oil or VitaAid Verdha (from plant source)
- Pure omega-3 essential fatty acids protect the nerves and cells of our eyes
Be proactive in protecting your eyes to prevent floaters from happening.