Does anyone here know what floaters are? Early this afternoon, I developed floaters in my left eye. It doesn't hurt, but it's very annoying. I read up on them and I didn't feel too concerned about it till I saw that the net mentions flashes of light. Well, I have what looks like sparklers (fireworks) now and then in my peripheral vision. I'm sure I need to go to an opthamologist, but I have a team meeting at difficult child's school at 1:00 tomorrow. How urgent is it? Do opthamologists just work ya in if there's something urgent? AAARRRGGGGG.......it's always something. I hate getting old.