U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Irvine, CA
A 21-year-old female asked:

i often need to blink my eyes very hard. what causes this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dryness: I am not sure what you mean by blinking hard. Is it more often than normally or is it that you need to suck your eyelids in when blinking? Is there is any reason you blink hard or is it something you've been doing for no reason and it's annoying. Some people's eyes are so dry that they end up blinking more to alleviate it. Is it your case? Or do you have any troubles with eyelid lashes?
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Dry eye: Hard blinking stimulates expression of the oil glands of the lids. This adds to oil to the tear film which eliminates dry eye symptoms.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 47-year-old member asked:

Do my eyes go crossed eyed because of contacts?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: Crossed eyes and contacts are not related. There are several reasons why eyes might cross; poor vision, lazy eye (amblyopia), strabismus, etc. Many times the situation can be corrected by a pediatric ophthalmologist...They specialize in crossed eyes.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Why do my eyes keep going misty?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Not sure: What do you mean by "misty?".
Palo Alto, CA
A 26-year-old female asked:

I keep getting styes, i've been taking good care of my eyes. What should I do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Bloom
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Lid Hygeine: Try to clean you eyelids daily with dilute "baby shampoo" and a cotton swab. Place a drop of the shampoo in your palm and dilute it with some water. Work up a small lather and then wet the swab. Clean the base of the eyelashes where they come out of lid of both your upper and lower lids. Do this daily for a while. You can hopefully cut back to less frequent cleaning over time.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 42-year-old female asked:

What could possibly be the cause of the whites of my eyes turning blue?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mehdi Ghajar
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Thinning sclera: This can be genetic or develop as a result of eye conditions later in life. You may have a genetic problem that is also related to other connective tissue diseases like the bone, or rheumatologic disease like rhematoid arthritis or have developed this as a result of injury/infection. The sclera can appear blue when it gets thinner & needs to be evaluated by an eye md (ophthalmologist) asap.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there a safe procedure to decrease the presbyopia in my eyes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Nope: Better implants are coming, though.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Jul 4, 2019

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.