Eye flashes or floaters are disturbances in the visual field. These tiny spots, specks, flecks cause irritation in the normal vision. This cobweb appearing tiny spots are common and can affect people as they age. The major reason for this visual annoyance is break loose in vitreous gel of eye. The loss of consistency in vitreous gel increases with the process of aging and this unsolved gel particles move around the visual field in various shapes. They will disappear if you try to focus on them.