SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey first of all I want to say that this isn't to be taken as a thread asking for medical advice. I've already gone and gotten medical advice concerning this. Purely self interest since I figured some of the optometrists on here might have some insight. I started noticing a decent amount of floaters in each eye a couple months ago. Went to an optho appointment for a dilated eye exam and he said everything looked good (no retinal detachment, didn't even mention seeing any vitreous detachment). I know there really isn't anything you can do about them besides making sure it isn't something more serious so I'm just dealing with it. He wanted me to come for a follow up appt to make sure it doesn't change into something serious but besides that nothing. Anyway my real question relates to the fact that every time now that I look over at something bright against a dark background (ex. a window in my room), it looks like something flashes in front of my eye but just for a second. Kind of like how a hair would look if it was in front of your eye and you moved your eyes across something bright. Do you guys think this could be because of the floaters scattering light as they move across the visual field?