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My daughter is six yrs old and is complaining of seeing colored spots. She actually asked me, "mommy, do you see that purple dot, and that pink one over there?" at first I shrugged it off. She seems healthy. She has a bit off a cold right now. Sometimes complains of headaches. She has now mentioned it making it about a month since first recognizing it. I made an appt. With her pediatrician. I also looked up on the web and see people talking about floaters. She's only six and I just get concerned for other underlying problems. Anyone heard of this? Camille
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replied January 7th, 2006
Seeing Colored Spots
Camille,
my six yr old son has complained of the same things on and off for the past 6 months. I had him examined at the pediatrician, allergist (he takes shots for seasonal allergies), and at a pediatric optometrist...All to no avail. He gets an occasional headache also. Most recently, tonight, he saw what he described as a turqoise spot on a rug in front of him. We were playing video games at the time together. The pediatrician asked if we had a history of migraines, (my sister in-law does). The pediatrician said the spots may be a precursor to that. Additionally, the pediatrician recommended he not eat processed foods (to prevent migraines). Have you found out anything about your daughter that could be helpful to us?
Thanks,
jim
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replied December 22nd, 2011
My daughter today revealed that she sees coloured spots almost daily. She is a very intelligent child, but says she sees these spots especially when whe is working, but she looks away and then looks back again and they fade. She is 7 yeaars old. She days they don't bother her, but they can be quite annoying! She has no allergies/health concerns, but was 6 weeeks premature.
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replied February 8th, 2012
Yeah, I got those colored dots as a young child as well. Don't waste too much money going to the doctor unless they become an issue. I'm 23 now and have had no adverse problems(in professional school currently). They probably can just be attributed to the recent development of color television coupled with the large amount of time that we children spend viewing television during the developing years.
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replied March 20th, 2012
Colored spots in visual field
My daughter is 14 and has been seeing color spots since she was a toddler. I'm not sure if it started then or if she has always and was too young to tell me. She is very itntelligent, and creative as well. We have been to numerous dr, specialist etc. They say it's because her brain is working faster then her eyes can keep up with? It has recently gotten worse and is interfering with her daily life. She is having a hard time in art, because the colored spots get in the way of her being able to paint and draw, and higher level art projects. She also is in the varsity band and can no longer read site music due to the page disappearing behind the color spots. She describes them as clouds of color in front of objects. She may know the object is neon green but can't see it because of the purple cloud in front of it. The music on the page all runs together and turns in to a black blob. She also has difficulty now with lined paper. The paper is no longer white to her it's yellow and the lines all run together. She is an advade speed reader, reading 4-5 books a week, she wakes up at 5 am so she can write poems and short stories before going to school, and designs costumes, clothes and illustrations for her stories. She is very talented and I do not want this getting in her way. Although I am aware all the visual activity she does, may not help, she loves them and would hate for her to not be able to do them. If anyone has any ideas please share. I do occupational therapy, and have done several visual motor activites with her, and test, to no avail.
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replied February 23rd, 2012
I am 26 years old and also experience these dots. I see them with the lights on or off. I see a lot of people in this forum saying that their child sees the same things, but is there anyone out there that actually received a valid diagnosis? Seems like all the doctors just think we are crazy, but I really want to find out some actual diagnosises. Anybody?
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replied June 11th, 2012
anyone can see them its just not many people notice them ,at night when theres little light your eyes cant make uu the colors around you because theres no ight to reflect to ur ey and the light pigments seem to scatter ,when people hear about this theytink itsa crazy because they expect to see accual lights but there not real its just the eye scatters the pigmets cuz o little ligt and the reason it dont do i in day as bd is because theses more light
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replied July 28th, 2012
Geez, I can't understand what you are talking about because your spelling and grammar are ATROCIOUS!! What did you say in your post?? I need some help with an eye problem, but I can't get anything useful from this. Please clarify.
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replied August 24th, 2012
Some professional insight
There are many causes for this... Visual Auras can manifest as random areas of colors spots or arcs in the eyes. Visual migraines often cause these visual symptoms and most cases do not have headaches although they can follow. There are photoreceptors in the retina that can become temporarily spent and will see the opposite color that was previously viewed. Difficult to explain but try this. Stare at a white spot for a few minutes then look away, you will see a residual dark spot b/c you've exhausted the photoreceptors to the lighter color. Another potential reason, if the tear film that flushes across the cornea breaks up or dries out, visual disturbances prevail, i.e. seeing spots, then blinking clears them up b/c the tear film is now equal across the cornea. All in all, many causes, very rarely anything that needs or has a treatment. Symptoms that need immediate evaluation: flashes of light, floating spots, a darkening of vision whether permanent or temporary.
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replied March 17th, 2013
I could understand it, and my spelling/grammar is fine. You are just being a snob. This person bothered to reply with something they thought was useful. Why on earth would you be critical like that? This isn't an English Literature forum. Maybe the person has a disability? Maybe English is not their first language? Maybe they haven't had the same benefits you have had, which have given you the ability to spell better than them? Maybe they don't care about spelling/grammar? Who cares? Get over your self.
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replied October 16th, 2013
Maybe this is the internet, where grammar Nazis thrive, and sometimes it is just best practice to ignore them. That being said, the poster referenced has horrible grammar and spelling, which does detract from the ability to easily digest the information that they are trying to convey. Oh yeah, and you should use "yourself" instead of "your self." Pfffhhhttt!!!
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replied June 11th, 2012
anyone can see them its just not many people notice them ,at night when theres little light your eyes cant make uu the colors around you because theres no ight to reflect to ur ey and the light pigments seem to scatter ,when people hear about this theytink itsa crazy because they expect to see accual lights but there not real its just the eye scatters the pigmets cuz o little ligt and the reason it dont do i in day as bd is because theses more light
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replied April 27th, 2012
My daughter is also 6 and says she sees colored dots all the time. I just took her today to a pediatric opthomologist and everything seems fine. Her vision is good, no headaches and can read very well. I just don't like not knowing why. Surprised to read so many people saying the exact same thing. I now know it is not her imagination. Hopefully her pediatrician will have some helpful insight.
Goodluck to all,
Ali
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replied May 3rd, 2012
seeing colored spots
im sorry im posting on a rely but it wouldnt let me ass a comment. My son is 7 and i have went through all the comments. He is a twin and was pre mature. He struggles in school with his reading and writing. He wears glasses. He was dignosed with dysmnsia, which is like altimers sorry about spelling. I have been so stressed about his diagnoses. He is very active and plays sports and remembers things that have happened years ago. Some of your posts have the same symtoms or the kids have been through the same things. My son also have a seizure when he was 2 becuase of a high fever. He has an appointment with a childs specialist optomologist tomorrow. There has to be a reason for these spots, and I can not just let it go. I will try and let you know what I find out tomorrow Thanks for weveryones posts. Hiedi
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replied February 27th, 2013
hey everyone!! look into synaesthesia! fantastic phenomenon, might explain it to some of you with color dots, specially the artsy ones!!
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replied April 11th, 2013
One thing I find peculiar is that many of the children in the posts are of the age of six as is my daughter complaining of the very same symptoms. She too has been acknowledged as "gifted" child and is very artistic. Synesthesia doesn't quite touch on the "seeing spots" issue though.
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replied August 9th, 2013
seeing colored spots Aug. 8, 2013
I HAVE AN ANSWER FOR ALL OF YOU!!!! My daughter is 6 1/2, and just recently began seeing colored spots from time to time, usually at rest, not when she's active. Here is the answer from neuro-opthamlogist at LA Children's Hospital....It is fairly rare, but benign. He has seen one other case like this. The child was very observant, bright and creative. The explanation is...... We have 3 layers of tears. Mucous on the cornea allows water to function properly. Oily tears are on top, which keep the tears from evaporating. He likened it to oil on a driveway with rainy puddles. You might see lots of colors like a prism. Same concept in the eyes, however the condition is rare. Suggests using artificial tears to flood the eye if it's bothersome, but my daughter has never minded it when it occurs. She says, "it's kind of nice!"
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replied September 17th, 2013
After asking medically what's wrong, perhaps it's everything that's right and parents can open up to asking these questions in a spiritual realm. When your daughter says, "it's kind of nice!", she means it.
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replied March 22nd, 2014
Has her symptoms gotten better?
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replied March 24th, 2014
THANK YOU!!! I'm 56 years old. I've seen floaters before, I've seen spots in my peripheral vision. I have never in all my 56 years seen what I saw tonight. Didn't scare me just thought it was quite odd. So I decided to look it up. Makes sense to me. Thank you again!
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replied January 11th, 2006
Colored Spots
Thank you for your reply. I am sorry I have no more news or information. What you said goes with all the research I did on the internet. She has not complained for 2 months now about seeing spots but has been complaining about off & on headaches. Something that just came to mind was that there is suspicion of mold in her classroom. I am starting to wander if this could be related. I may check that out also. Thanks-csharp
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replied July 29th, 2007
Coloured Spots In Eyes
i have coloured spots in my side of vision and they change colour depending on which colour i am looking at, i have been told its floaters but i thought they were black or grey. Sometimes they can last seconds and sometimes weeks but i dont get headaches.
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replied April 21st, 2008
colored spots
Hi Ladies,
My son started complaining about seeing colored spots when he was 5. I have had him seen by a pediatric opthamologist who gave me the impression he thought my son was making it up. He is now 8 and continues to have spots in his vision. He describes them as different colors and some are bigger than others. He has allergies and asthma and has been on zyrtec and Flonase since he was about three. He does not get headaches. He is now 8 and says he has trained himself to ignore them, just to look past them. Aside from his allergies he is a healthy active boy who has lots of friends and makes excellent grades. The spots don't seem to be affecting him as much emotionally as they used to. If anyone ever gets a diagnosis I would love to hear what they are.
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replied December 21st, 2011
nothing to worry about
i am 18 and i have the same symtoms as ur son but as far as my personal experience they will never go away nor get any worse but i dont think its anything to worry about. who knows mabee they can one day helps him artistically, but eventually he'll probably not even notice them during the day or in a lit up room
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replied August 5th, 2008
child seeing colored spots
My daughter is six and first mentioned them a couple months ago. We ignored it at first thinking she was tired and was rubbing her eyes to hard. The last couple of days she mentioned them again and we started asking more questions. They are different sizes and colors tonight she was seeing blue, purple and yellow. Having her close one eye she said it was blue and the other side she said looks more purple. She also explained that some times it looks like looking at it through a basketball hoop (spider web?) other times she says it looks like a string is attached to it. She said she sees them almost every day and usually when shes tired but they "don't bother" her. She says they can last as long as a movie (2hrs). No Alergies, decent diet.
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replied August 14th, 2008
seeing colored spots
my daughter complained of seeing different colored and size spots for many years as a child. She's now 33 and no longer sees them. After a thorough exam our opthamologist says sometimes there's a phenomenon with the eye where people can actually see the blood vessels of the eye and believed this was the case with my daughter.

now my grandson who's 6 is seeing spots!!!! He's also having sinus problems which the nurse says could cause this. He's going to the DR today, guess we'll see.
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replied September 11th, 2008
seeing colored spots
Hi! I'm so glad to find this sight. My daughter is now 6 and has seen flying, colored, different sized, "fizzy" spots for over a year now. Sometimes one color leads the others and they make different designs. She usually sees them at night in bed, but recently saw them while riding at night in our van. I asked why she was waving her arms in the air. She said she was shooing the lights-sorry I asked. They don't frighten her. Sometimes she seems sleepy and sometimes not when she sees them. Doesn't matter where she's sleeping or who with. If someone else is there she has said they have lights too. This started creeping me out - anyone else? Maybe she is seeing auras I wonder. did anyone else notice the similar ages here? They say children are more open to spirits. Maybe that's why the 33 year old doesn't see them anymore. I'm not into that stuff but I have seen enough in my life not to dismiss it. Anyone learn anything new? My girl is healthy - no allergies, no headaches, passes eye exams although we haven't seen an eye doctor yet. She only complains of "growing pains", per doctor, in legs and arms. Thanks for being here. Breleez
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replied June 1st, 2011
I have had these my whole life and still have them today at the age of 19. I have always asked people if they see them to but nobody really understands what im talking about. When i was young i could see them very vividly. I used to lay in my room at night in the dark and play a kind of game with them. I could change the color of them just by concentrating hard enough on what color I wanted them to turn into. I would sit and try and turn them into different colors. Today I can still do it but I can only really turn them green, red, and blue, and purple if i try hard enough. They are almost neon in color. They look like a ball but if you focus on them enough you can see they are lines swirled into a ball. Your daughters description is positively what I see. They do seem to move around together like a school of fish. When I was younger I could control them to the point to where i could make them form into shapes not individually but collectively they would form into whatever I wanted. I know it sounds crazy but Its real and im glad im not the only person who sees them.
Anyone else who has experience these I invite you to send me an email telling of your experience with these things.
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replied June 27th, 2011
i have had exactly the same thing you described. i can remember being able to turn them into shapes, but thought over the years i must have just been imagining it. i'm 26 now and have seen them since i was around 5 or 6, but can only realy see the colours as theey appear. wow! no-one else i have ever asked knew wot i was on about
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replied November 1st, 2011
I had the same thing as a child (I'm 26 now) however I could change the colours. I would watch these little balls of colours move all over my walls and form different shapes. I could also imagine an image and see it in shadow form on my wall. I just thought I was super weird.
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replied June 30th, 2011
Bright spots
Hi Im glad I found this this site, I've had the same experience as far as I can remember. The best I can compare them to is a Nebula (cloud gas in space). I see these spots about three or four times a year, sometimes they last minutes sometimes hours they are really annoying. Glad to see I'm not crazy I've tried to explain the spots to other people but like you said no one understood what I was talking about
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replied August 15th, 2011
I saw "spots" or what I used to call "dots" as a kid when I was laying in bed awake before sleep or after waking from a dream. I felt like they were doing things and I was observing and not much my manipulating what they could do. Thank you for posting your experiences...I'm 37 and have never heard anyone else mention something similar.
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replied June 29th, 2012
I also called them dots. Mine were usually red and would swirl around me. Sometimes I was afraid of them... And sometimes I just thought they moved beautifully. I could change their colors... Mostly blue and purple. But at times, there were billions of dots swarming around like a school of fish. I never thought to look it up until today... Because now, at 23, I rarely experience their presence.
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replied October 1st, 2011
Colored spots what does this mean?
Hi there, I can relate, I am a 20 year old woman who have had the same thing since I was about 6 years old. My experiences are much more intense when Im in the dark, sometimes it really scares me and i tell myself to make it go away... but it never does lol.
I have learnt to ignore them as best as i can, I never really told anyone this, since the first time i talked about it ppl told me i was crazy, so i always kept it to myself. It has happened to me to see Auras, I often see the colored spots in back of peoples heads or backs, they are really tiny pieces of colors, and they seem to be moving around on people or in the air. I read an article once on how people could create energy with their minds and see auras on ourselves. the exerciese was to look at my hands and concentrate on looking threw them... I did this during 5 minutes and my hands became very warm and shades of blue suddenly apeared on them, this scared the hell out of me... My mother thinks im gifted to be able to see auras but it really scares me... I think i need to accept this and learn more about it and learn to control it.... Every possibility has crossed my mind, spirits, forces, different dimensions, aliens... but i dont really believe in any of it lol, Im a very logical person, who learns really fast. I have a good long term memory, and often suffer from head aches, I also have deja-views pretty often, I have seen a neurologist for head aches though never told him about the colors (this could have been a good idea) I took an MRI and everything was more or less normal he said... never saw the doctor again. If anyone has more information on this it would really help me out, im open to ideas and suggestions... thanx
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replied November 25th, 2011
I am 22 years old now and I have been seeing similar dots since I was a child. Last night I noticed it and asked my boyfriend if he has ever sees this too and he does. So I went searching for similar stories, answers, theories, medical reasoning, etc
At the age of 5 -10, I would see bigger blobs of white and colored dots along with the static that is always in my vision. I actually forgot about these dots because it’s been so many years since I have seen them. When I would go to bed as a child and lay in the dark I would see these blobs (dots) of colors appear most of the time when I would try to look directly at them they would move away and I remember playing a game with them trying to catch them. Sometimes they would just float around eventually fading away.
Also, since as long as I can remember, I seen and still can see constant static-like-flickering-white/grey-micro-do ts which is known as “Visual snow”. When it is pitch black I can manipulate it into chain-like shapes, and blobs (dots), as well as change the colors of the shapes. When I was around the age of 6 I told my parents that I always see these tiny (almost needle point) white dots that kind of looked like the TV screen when the cable goes out (like static ) except I could see perfectly and it did not affect my sight. Needless to say, my parents were extremely nervous/scared that there was something wrong and took me to an ophthalmologist. He examined my eyes and the conclusion was: 20/20 vision in both eyes and a slight astigmatism

Medically speaking, this never really scared me because I’ve always been healthy I no headaches or other symptoms associated with these visuals. Although, psychologically it sometimes get’s annoying if I can’t bring myself to stop focusing on the static and shapes. If you have issues like migraines these dots could be a side effect and I would not push off seeking medical attention. However, if you feel great and you are still seeing these dots eventually you will become so accustom to them you will forget about them and only notice them on occasions.

When I was a child I went through stages of insomnia because I felt uneasy and bothered by these dots and the “Visual Snow”. As I’ve grown older, I’ve had many theories as to what it could be. I don’t believe in supernatural beings it’s just not logical to me. I’ve always thought Visual Snow was energy that I am seeing, it is like I can literally see the air around me. I’ve read countless Quantum theories which explain that everything in the universe is interconnected thus explaining the ideas of supernatural phenomena’s so I do not believe these orbs are supernatural beings( that's just crazy). Physics, is the only logical thing I can find as a relevant explanation as to why I have been seeing floating orbs of colors and this static all of my life, maybe I'm just one of the special ones who can see more of the universe. Lol I just don't know.
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replied June 29th, 2012
I have distinct memories of being afraid of my dots. I would cover my face with a blanket.. But they'd still be floating around the room even after a few minutes. My earliest memory of the dots is when I was 7 and I ran to my parents bedroom... And even sleeping between them... The dots swam around the room.. Or swirled. My parents said I was dreaming. Obviously I wasn't... But I never mentioned them again to anyone and I remember thinking it was aliens lol. I am 23 now and I like when I see the dots at night now bc they move so beautifully. But I get it very rarely.
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replied November 10th, 2011
I have seen spots on and off my whole life (now 33) and could also control them when I was young. I started seeing them when I was around 6 years old. I'm so relieved to hear other adults still see them! I feel crazy sometimes I rarely mention them anymore to people. Lately they have increased again which is what prompted my internet hunt. Gosh I love the internet sometimes!
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replied December 1st, 2011
I know exactly what you're talking about. I've been able to see them for as long as I can remember. They always start as red for me. Recently, they caught me off guard and I began to wonder what they were. I just assumed everyone saw them. I thougut it might be something to do with rods and cones. Do you have astigmatism (so)?
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replied January 19th, 2012
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replied January 19th, 2012
My son is now 8 yrs old. I remember when he was around three that he said he saw colored dots. I didn't pay too much attention to this at the time but, 2 weeks ago he asked me if i saw dots of colors. He said he sees thousands of colored dots all the time but, it doesn't bother him because he's seen them as far back as he can remember and they don't block his vision at all. I didn't think too much at the time. I thought it was weird but, maybe people see colors differently. Then his teacher mentioned that she catches him staring into space every once in awhile, when he should be doing his school work. She said he is super smart and tests well and she only said something because she thought he is alittle slow in finishing his school work. That made me think of these colored dots he says he sees. maybe he is looking at them instead of working on his school work. I sat him down and asked him about the colored dots. He said he sees them all the time. day or night. Then he said he can make them come together into blobs and even form them into people, whose mouths move,but he can't hear what they say. That was a little scary to hear, but he says it's not at all scary to him. He is a healthy child who has had maybe three headaches his whole life. I immediately went on-line and looked up "seeing colored dots" and found myself here. Don't know what to do about this, except maybe talk to his doctor. His eye-sight is normal. His story is a little different from everyone elses but on the same line.
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replied February 1st, 2012
My 9 year old daugther just told me tonight she was seeing blue, red, yellow, and purple dots. I told her it was because she needs to rest. She is resting but I am not. I went straight to the internet and started reading.

Her grades are excellent. She has asthma. She was also borned pre-mature. They told me there was a good chance she might be blind or might not be able to hear. But she wears glasses and she is able to hear very well.

I will notify her doctor. I will post an information I get.

thanks.
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replied March 16th, 2012
Same here .. it was like little roller coasters and I could (still can) send it where I want it to go and make design lol -- As a child I thought it was pretty cool rather than annoying.. Became a bedtime game for me to control the colored dots..

This is a normal thing that we all have but most people just don't notice it -- If you concentrate real hard anyone can see the itty bitty specks that are colored.. it's part of normal vision..

I do however get from time to time what is called a corneal migrane where its like I'm looking thru a kalidescope ... These are pre-cursors to a full blown migraine -- Learning this I can take something to offset it which is very helpful.

As far as the colors -- tell your child to have fun with them.. now if the spots are huge? maybe get it looked at but the little specks - make it a game --
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replied May 20th, 2014
I know this is an old post, but taking my chances that you might see this. My 8-year old daughter explains her colors the same as you have..."lines swirled into a ball." She sees yellow, green and red. She also complains of everything being wavy and feeling dizzy. Do you have any dizziness when you experience the colors?
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replied September 23rd, 2011
Hello I'm 16 at the moment and have the same problem. I've been seeing multicolored spots since I was a child though I never old anyone. Has he ever seen it around people? Maybe even electrical wires? I don't think they're auras but energy forces. This is not a face just a thought of mine since I started paying attention to the lights. As I got older, people started lighting up all around me and objects that they touch; even boards and walls with elcrricirt underneath. The more I pay attention, the faster I lose my eye sight. In just a few months, I can barely see people from a few feet away, just the colors. Then there's the rings with different colors. But the reason I think it's energy is because I mostly see teal. Rarely do I see purple on a person which happens to be my friend. And then on accasion the rings and the colors changes from teal to blue. What do you think it is?
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replied October 2nd, 2008
colored spots
My husband is 38 and has had this affliction as long as he can remember. He never sees the stars the way I do and often runs into things in the house at night. He has tried to explain the spots and colors to me. For those of you with children, he describes it as how your windshield looks before you turn the wipers on. He has learned how to look through the spots. Is there any cure for this? He has always refused to see an eye dr since he got nowhere as a child. I am hopeful that with todays technology maybe you all can have some help. Good luck to all of you and your children. S
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replied October 2nd, 2008
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Ocular Migraines
I've experienced this and they are not painful however entertaining in a way and frightening in another.

Google it and see if it relates....

~Zig
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replied January 20th, 2009
Seeing Colored Spots
My 5-year old son recently started seeing colored lights and spots. The first time he told us about them was at bed time when the room was dark. This evening he saw them while while we were watching television with the lights on. He said they are fuzzy spots. He told me "it's nothing serious mommy--I just ignore them". My son also has allergies and has been taking Zyrtec for several months. I was very worried until I read some of the posts. Taking him to be checked out ASAP.
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replied January 31st, 2009
Seeing Spots
My son is 8 years old and has been seeing spots for 2 years. They are colored and sometimes black and white and he can see thru them. We went to the eye doctor and he thought he was making it up. We saw a Neuro Opthamologist and his eyes are healthy. We saw a neurologist and he can't figure him out. He is clumsy and not good at sports but he is also artisitic and creative with a kind heart. He is frustrated because he wants them to go away. He says they place tricks on him.
I need help.
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replied May 5th, 2011
this sounds like Paranomal actvity.sounds like he is very gifted.do not be afraid open your mind and explore that.what ever it is its not trying to hurt him.
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replied February 10th, 2009
seeing spots
omg!!!!! My daughter is 9 and has been through an MRI ,CAT scan , and various tests to rule out a brain tumor or lesion when this first started. She has a very high IQ 139 if anyone else thinks this is relevant and also she has alot of dejavu but vivid accounts that would freak me out.My moms Dr. in Boston said it sounds like diskinasia and kids grow out of it but when I tried to look it up it has to do with altzhimers [sorry spelling!] I am in Florida and the Dr. are not as good as Boston so I need to know what this is but she is healthy otherwise.
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replied February 11th, 2009
Seeing color spots
My 7 year old has recently (within the past 2-3 months) started telling me that she sees color spots. She's had a regular eye exam and has seen her pediatrician and now I am in the process of making an appt with an opthamologist. She discribes them as "blobby" and they do sometimes get in her way, like seeing things in school.

She does to a small extent have allergy and sinus problems. She eats very healthy in the way that she gets very few foods that are processed or have any artifical ingredients. She is very healthy overall.
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replied February 15th, 2009
seeing colored spots
Please post what you all find out from your various appointments and exams!!! My son's neurologist just discharged him to come back as needed. His spots started changing and I don't know where to turn. I went to the pediatrician and asked for a second opinion and he tried to reassure me that the neuroloigist and the neuro opthamologists that examined my son are known nation wide and are well respected which is great but they didn't fix my kid. I don't know where to turn.
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replied February 18th, 2009
colored spots and seizure
My daughter, 4 1/2, had a seizure a week and a half ago. Then a few days ago, she started swatting at something in front of her while we were watching tv and said 'go away!' I asked who she was talking to and she said 'the colored spots...they follow my eyes and won't leave me alone." She went on to describe the pink and blue spots she sees and says she has seen them every day on and off. The seizure she had a week and a half ago in the car was diagnosed by the hospital as a febrile seizure from a sudden spike in fever but, pediatrician doesn't think so. With the research I've done online and friends I've spoken with who have medical experience say that these 'spots' she's seeing are petit mas seizures. By the way, someone posted their child sees spots and has a lot of deja vu...online I found that temporal lobe seizures and deja vu are linked!!! You may be looking at seizures also!
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replied February 20th, 2009
colored spots
my daughter, 8, sees what she calls rainbow sprinkles. She says she had seen them forever, but we just found out recently. She also feels there is something in each corner of her eyes. She does not get headaches and is otherwise very active and healthy. Opthlamologist reports all is normal and suggested MRI for next week. I am on the "desperatly need to find an answer list". I hate the thought of her having to "get used to it". I am new here and any advice would be wonderful.
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replied February 27th, 2009
colored spots
my son, now 8, has complained about 4-5 times in the last 9 months about seeing colored spots. It only happens at night in bed when his room is dark. They are usually red, blue or green. He describes them as looking like a "six on a dice." They move ... starting out far away and coming very close to his face, then they go away. The pediatrician (who I love) sort of giggled but suggested we get a full eye exam to check his retinas. The eye doc literally told me my son was making up stories and looked at him and said "and I'm sure this won't be happening again now." I have been VERY agry since that visit a couple weeks ago and am so glad to have found this site. Please post any findings for the rest of us, as will I. I am also printing out your stories and mailing them to this eye doctor so she can learn to keep her findings to vision problems only and leave the psychiatry to someone more qualified. BTW .. as with some others, my son has some allergies and asthma, no headaches, has an unbelievable memory and is very smart, especially with numbers.
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replied June 1st, 2011
I have had this my whole life and I can validate what your son is saying with my own experience. I have seen them my whole life though much more vividly when I was younger. I to see red, blue and sometimes green though red and blue seem to be the most common. I honestly have no clue what they are but they are something else lol. They are easier to see in the dark and are like neon in color they seem to glow. Mine look like little lines swirled into a ball. They are really weird and almost seem to have a life of their own. They best way to describe how they move around is like a school of fish. If i concentrate hard enough on a color they turn into that color starting with one then spreading out to the others. They also seem to move around in a group like following each other and they take different formations. I am open to every explanation as to what these are but have found none. Based on my experience with them they are either a phenomena of the mind or it is paranormal.
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replied February 27th, 2012
I am 42 and have seen the colored dots as far back as I can remember. Though when I see them they are small and move in erratic patterns, very fast, most times leaving short trails behind them. Recently though i have seen them looking like static interference and it can be very distracting. Also have been seeing extremely bright areas in my vision, that leave after images, similar to looking @ a bright light. Don't know what causes this.
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replied October 11th, 2011
wow!! I used to have this as a kid. When the lights turned off at bedtime this huge sphere of colored dots would float around the room. I must have been 4/5 and never told anyone. I have always wondered what it was. Your son is not making up stories. I saw the same thing when i was a kid.

I'm interested in any information on this phenomenon. did you ever learn anything else about it?
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replied February 27th, 2009
colored spots question
I've been doing more reading ... are any of your kids VERY active physically? mentally? Our son is full throttle all the time, and I was just reading something about brain waves going wild and seeing spots. Just wondering if there's any connection.
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replied October 23rd, 2011
My 8 year old daughter just told me about these spots a couple of months ago. Like everyone else, I brushed it off. Then it was brought up at her regular physical and when the pediatrician looked worried, I got worried and started thinking brain tumor. You can imagine how relieved I am to find this posting! I've read through them all and found some similarities. Most start at about my daughter's age. Most indicate the children are very bright. My daughter is also very bright and very active and sometimes suffers from allergies, but takes only claritin on occasion. She also sees the spots only at night before bed. But she sees them with the lights on. I'll have to ask her more questions now that I've seen all the other descriptions. I can relate to muddys13 post from back in 2009 as my daughter is always full throttle even as an infant. She was impossible to get down for a nap, gave them up early, and still sleeps much less than her peers. Does this sound familiar to any of the other parents or adults who had this as a child. Please post any new information. The person who said he can barely see anymore really concerns me, but glad to hear most have outgrown it.
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replied February 1st, 2012
I can't sleep tonight because my 9 year old just told me of the blue, red, yellow, and purple dots. She has asthma and was a premature baby.

She is also a very bright student. I am worried to death. I just had her eyes tested last week. She is far sighted in one eye and near sited in the other eye.

Of course, I will make an appointment with her doctor tomorrow. When I find out any information, I will post to this sight. I will try to rest myself and try not to worry.

Thanks for sharing.
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replied February 8th, 2012
Seeing colours
I am so glad I found this sight.
My son is 8 and has been seeing these colours for a few years now.
Sometimes they are red,purple, blue, green, they move around and are always round.
He has been to a paediatrician and an opthamologist, he has had numerous tests all to no avail. Some doctors think he is making it up, one even told me I should get him to do some after school activities and that would help, as if.
We saw the paediatrician today again and I told her that I'd found this sight and that there were alot of people with this. She was very interested and is now going to talk to a Neurologist for their opinion.
I am just soo glad there are others out there.
I was starting to get really worried because although the colours don't hurt him my son is starting to get angry and frustrated with himself because he can't make them go away, this is really affecting his lovely personality.
Thanks again Tracy
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replied March 3rd, 2012
My 7 year old daughter has always been a terrible sleeper, though we work very hard to keep her on a schedule. Only half of the time does she sleep through the night in her own room. You can look for my longer post about when the spots started for her.
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replied March 1st, 2009
colored spots
Yes my daughter is VERY active. She is great in sports and is always outside running around. She is an A student, but some things give her trouble(math). However she says they never go away. No allergies or medications. Our pediatrician scheduled an MRI, but is sure it will come back normal(just a precaution). He also does not think it is anything neurological.
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