When adults notice the sudden appearance of floaters in their field of vision, it’s essential to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist promptly. Floaters are typically caused by tiny bits of debris or clumps of gel-like substance in the vitreous, the clear, gel-like fluid that fills the inside of the eye. While floaters are common and often harmless, they can occasionally indicate more serious eye issues, such as retinal detachment or vitreous hemorrhage. Ophthalmologists are the medical professionals best equipped to differentiate between benign floaters and those that might signal a more severe underlying problem. We can conduct a comprehensive eye examination, including dilated pupil evaluation, to assess the retina’s health and identify any signs of retinal tears or detachment. Timely intervention in the case of a retinal issue is critical to prevent potential vision loss, making an ophthalmologist’s expertise invaluable when floaters appear.