Today I found out what causes “eye floaters”. There are a few different things that can cause this, but in most cases these eye floaters are caused by pieces of the gel-like vitreous breaking off from the back portion of your eye and then floating about in your eye ball. This shadow is actually what you are seeing when you see the eye floaters. Children and teenagers almost never experience these types of eye floaters as there must first be some deterioration of the gel-like substance in their eye, creating the watery core, for these floaters to appear. Surgeries do exist for getting rid of eye floaters, if they seriously hamper your vision.