How to Prevent Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are believed to be genetic. If someone in your close family developed severe eye floaters for any reason, then you're at a much higher risk of developing them also.

Can Eye Floaters be Prevented?

\"PreventEarly in our lives, we often hear about hereditary diseases in our family. We might not worry about them at first, but as we grow older our likelihood of developing them increases.

Eye conditions are no different. Most eye problems are hereditary including those associated with eye floaters. Although it's impossible to prevent certain non-environmental cases of vitreous weakening due to aging, premature floater prevention is avoidable.

Even those who are at a very high risk of developing eye floaters can prevent their formation by up to 90%.

How Can Eye Floaters be Prevented?

Having a healthy lifestyle will prevent eye floaters in many cases. Additionally, follow these simple eye floater-prevention tips:

Don't Participate in Risky Sports – Although this includes pretty much every sport, avoid the sports that are especially prone to injuries. Martial arts, football and basketball are sports you should consider avoiding. If you're unsure as to why we recommend this, read the eye floaters causes article.

Avoid Taking any Drugs – I'm not talking only about illegal drugs, but any kind of drugs as well. There are many reported cases of people developing eye floaters after certain treatments including those associated with:

  • Acne Removal Treatments
  • Fat Loss Treatments
  • Mental Health Treatments (schizophrenia, Parkinson's Disease)
  • And many others…

Many products in the market have unknown side effects, avoiding them will help you prevent eye floaters and many other diseases.

If a Medication is Needed, Follow the Prescription Carefully – Many persons are tempted to take a pill twice to make up for forgetting a previous pill intake. Don't. The eyes are very vulnerable to changes in the organism and a high concentration of certain chemicals can cause very serious complications.

Don't Sleep Face Down – This is imperative! Avoiding any kind of eye rubbing will help you prevent eye floaters. By sleeping face down, you are unintentionally pressing your eyes against your bed. Over the long term, this can create a few floaters.

Never Ever Rub Your Eyes – This shouldn't really require a description, but I'll give one anyway. Rubbing your eyes will harm them. Eye floaters are debris that separated from different parts of the eye – rubbing your eyes facilitates the creation of new floaters. Resist the urge to rub them at all costs!

If you already see some eye floaters, you don't have to live with them. We recommend the Eye Floaters Solution to help you get rid of them.


  1. I experienced a large increase of floaters in my right eye for about a week. They subsided to one or two now. Can working at the computer for hours aggravate or cause floaters to increase?

  2. I have a floater in my left eye. Reading has become a problem. I use to read for an hour or more. Having a floater causes eye strain, limiting my reading time to 30 minutes or less.

  3. I notice that I get eye flashes in my left eye when I get dehydrated. It’s possible to avoid floaters by drinking the recommended amount of water a day. Won’t hurt.

  4. Yesterday all of a sudden I felt like I had a piece of my hair haingng over my eye. When I ruled that out I saw the Floaters. I had heard about people having them but had never had any issues myself. Mine move the way my eye moves. I can follow it around by looking in a circle. Is that normal? Also today my vision got MUCH worse in that eye. I have had cataract surgery on that eye. In addition to the floater that has a squiggly lines much like a blood vessel only black. My vision is clouded and it looks like my entire eye has been sprinkled with something like graphite. Tiny little spots covering my whole line of vision. Is this also just a floater problem? Do floaters make your vision really blurry? I am kind of freaking out because I have never had this before and it is driving me nuts to not be able to see clearly out of that eye. Would this condition have anything to do with the cataract surgery I had 7 years ago. Could the lens be wearing away of something? Looking forward to your reply. Thank you.Susan, You could be experiencing a new-onset of floaters, but some of your description sounds a bit atypical. You have had a small hemorrhage associated with it. It may be totally benign, or it could be the sign of retinal involvement, like a hole or a tear to the retina. You should see an ophthalmologist soon. Not an emergency, but in a timely manner. If you have persistent peripheral flashes of lights, or a darkness, veil, or shade advancing into your vision, that upgrades the urgency. If the retina checks out OK, then give it some time 1-3 months if things are chaingng or stabilizing. If there are floaters after that, then we can talk. -Dr. J

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