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Slow blinking eyes

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Eyes getting dry: A blast of air, be it from a fan or wind, causes your tears to evaporate quickly. To compensate, you blink more since blinking releases tears. The sol... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Habit: Blinking if of course normal and necessary. But a few children will blink excessively and repeatedly in a way that looks disturbing. In almost all c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Salamon
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
Many causes: 1. Dry eyes 2. Allergic eyes 3. Light sensitivity (photophobia) as seen in albinism, iris atrophy, other structural/developmental issues 4. Habit--kid... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Jarstad
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Blepharospasm/Twitch: Blinking is the normal mechanism for keeping the ocular surface clear and vision sharp. The tear film is THE most critical layer responsible for clea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Eye blinking: There is no physiological reason and this behavior has nothing to do with eyes. There may be psychosocial reasons for eye blinking in courtship that ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Salamon
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
Possibly stress: I answered a question recently re kids and blinking eyes. Same info holds true for adults. People get into habits (nail-biting, nose-picking, blin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
You can't: Aint gonna happen. You have to somehow train yourself not to blink. You can't place a speculum in your eyes every day. Good luck!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Many causes: Excessive blinking has many possible causes. Dry eyes, stress, habitual causes are possible. If the blinking is severe enough to interfere with activi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Habit: Can certainly be a habit or mannerism. An eye exam would rule out other causes like blepharitis or foreign body.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Practice: Ask your eye doctor for additional training on the proper use of contact lenses. It sounds as if you need more practice before you wear them. Good l... Read More

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