reply to post by berrygurrl
HOLY cow, I'd always thought it was just me and poor eyesight or something...I can see the exact same things! It happens much easier for me when I'm
outdoors, usually staring up into the sky or something far off in the distance; the weird thing is that I cannot see them through sunglasses, window
panes, or even indoors (for the most part...unless it's a spacious room and the background I'm looking at is white).
The thing that makes me believe that they aren't "floaters" is the fact that I've seen both and there IS a big difference...
For me, floaters don't usually appear as the tiny, translucent, fast-moving (literally zipping about in very random flight-paths) "pin-pricks of
light" that these things appear as. In my experience, floaters are almost like tiny bits of....something....stuck onto the surface of your eye.
The main difference between floaters I've seen and these weird, zippy dots are that floaters move WITH my eyes in whatever direction they
look...often floating very slowly, and very rarely perfectly spherical; these tiny molecules/orb things that I see are literally PERFECT spheres and
zig-zag (sometimes makes smooth, curved turns) around the air, carrying on in their flight-path even when I'm staring right at them or only catching
them in peripheral.
As far back as I can recall, I've always seen them...hundreds if not thousands of swirling, zig-zagging, dots moving almost too quick to
follow...often times only being visible for seconds at a time before I either lose them due to their speed or they move in front of a colored
background (they're nearly completely transparent, so it can be tough to "chase" them down if you catch my drift).
While I've still got absolutely no ideas as to what they are (I've only confided in my girlfriend and a few close friends- none have ever seen them
or know what I mean) I do know that they're EVERYWHERE...just easiest to see when I've got at least a dozen or so feet of space in between me and a
plain, white wall, or am outside looking at the sky.
It's almost like I can't see them unless I'm looking "through" them, at something else in the distance...