If you’ve ever noticed small, dust-like specks or squiggly lines floating around in your field of vision, you have eye floaters. Tons of people have them, and they’re completely normal. Most of the time, while they can be annoying, they’re also nothing to worry about.
“Floaters are a normal phenomenon in the eye that happens as people grow older,” Stephen Anesi, M.D., physician at Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution, tells SELF. “They’re a process of the eye changing normally.”