We have all done it at some time or another, either on purpose as kids or inadvertently as adults. You firmly press down on your closed eyes and then open them and immediately look at a bright light. Suddenly your scope of vision is turned into a veritable petri dish as dozens of little floaty amoebas dance in your periphery. You try to focus in on the little transparent blobs but they clear away, only to reappear as soon as you stop trying to catch them. In the eye care world, these amoebas are known as floaters, but what exactly ARE they?
There is no denying it - as Americans, we love to save a buck! And who could blame us? We work hard for our paychecks and most of us are as frugal as we can be with our money. But sometimes in an effort to save, we inadvertently sacrifice quality in goods and services that really matter. In nowhere is this more evident than in eye care.