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Dust particles floating across vision

Question

I get "dust" like particles floating across my vision, is this serious?

Answer Written answer:
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

They are floaters and almost always harmless. If they are long standing and in both eyes you need not worry.  To find out more enter 'floaters' in the search box in Ask the Optician and you will see lots more questions and answers.

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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