It's not because of the dilation. It's because you are 8 years older. Use the search feature and read about floaters. More as we get older
I understand that floaters increase with age (I've read about a hundred articles that all pretty much say the same thing) ... but I also know that at age 24 I walked in for my first eye exam with no floaters. The next day, this stringy black mass appeared in my left eye ... extending pretty much from the top of my peripheral vision to the bottom. At the time, I connected it more to the eye doctor making some mistake and not the eye exam so I stopped going there. Several years later (and no new floaters), I found another eye doctor and had another eye exam and the next day a long string appeared in my right eye ... that is when I realized that it was not the doctor but something about the exam. All the doubt I had that this might just be a weird coincidence was cleared when I scheduled another exam with a specialist and had the floaters appear again. I'm just trying to figure out the connection between the two but can't find the answer ... I've found a few similar posts but with no answers. I know the exams are important, but at this rate, I won't be able to see well enough to drive when I'm 35.
You certainly can believe what you wish but none of the medications used for dilation cause floaters.
I too developed eye floaters after my first exam as well. Never had any problems till now with my eyes. I can see if if was only only one eye, but my floaters developed in both eyes at the same time after my first ever eye exam ever. I'm 29 years old. It is depressing. I can also see if I noticed a sudden increase in them but no, they just appeared right after my exam.
I found this thread after doing a search, because I just had my eyes dilated during an exam yesterday and today I'm noticing floaters that were never there before. I'm quite positive that it's from the exam. I'm over 40 years old - and it would be quite a coincidence that in my nearly 15,000 days of life here on this earth, that floaters appear the day after my exam.
I developed floaters and extreme light sensitivity 24 hrs after my first eye exam in 20
years. I know it's no coincidence and I resent the arrogance of doctors who
say this is impossible. I went for the exam because of entopion.
a condition that can cause dry irritation. Now I have 2 new problems I never