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How many times do you blink your eyes in a day?

How many times do you blink your eyes in a day?

Every 10-15 seconds: The average person blinks roughly once every 10 seconds. This is a reflex that we can control to a degree (we can stare and decrease the blink rate for a minute or so, or blink rapidly on demand). The tears that lubricate our eyes normally evaporate after 10-15 seconds; blinking "pushes" new tears onto the eye's surface before all the previous tears have evaporated. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has been complaining of his eyes hurting and blink hard like 4 times what could this be?

My 2 year old has been complaining of his eyes hurting and blink hard like 4 times what could this be?

Allergy or infection: Hi Does he have discharge from the eye, any redness or excessive tearing?? How long the s/s has been going on for? You may have to worry about infection, allergy or foreign body in the eye. Please get him seen if it redness, discharge noted or the symptoms has been going on for a few days. ...Read more

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My tear production report is quite ok but at times i need to blink so frequently with an intense desire to pour water in eyes.

My tear production report is quite ok but at times i need to blink so frequently with an intense desire to pour water in eyes.

Allergies or pollution: If your tear production is adequate, and you're having these symptoms, it sounds like a reaction to inflammation occurring on the surface of the eye. Most common things include allergies and /or pollutants. Allergy drops will work for your allergies. Pollutants are a little bit more difficult. Some allergy drops will help with the symptoms, and artificial tears can help wash away some of the noxious stimuli. ...Read more

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My three months old baby sometimes blinks with one eye five times in a row. It has been a week, do she have tics? I also squeeze my eyes a lot.

My three months old baby sometimes blinks with one eye five times in a row. It has been a week, do she have tics? I also squeeze my eyes a lot.

Too young for tics: Tics do not start at 3 months, usually not until 4-5 years old. I need more information to say what this is from but it may be an irritation of the eye or asymmetric face strength. Bring your baby to the doctor for an opinion. ...Read more

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Eyes feel dry and when I blink vision gets blurry I gotta blink a couple times until it gets kinda stable again artificial tears not working?

Eyes feel dry and when I blink vision gets blurry I gotta blink a couple times until it gets kinda stable again artificial tears not working?

Allergies?: This time of year, dry eye is a very common allergy symptom. You should discuss your symptoms with an eye doctor. There are good drops that treat eye allergies. If this doesn't work, you may need something for chronic dry eye. Good luck! ...Read more

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At times i cant move my body but my eyes blink rapidly. I feel nothing. After i get light headed and sleepy. What is wrong with me? Is it a seizure?

At times i cant move my body but my eyes blink rapidly. I feel nothing. After i get light headed and sleepy. What is wrong with me? Is it a seizure?

Possibly: These symptoms are quite possibly due to a seizure. Some seizure types, like partial seizures and absence seizures, do not cause convulsions like you see in movies. While it may not seem like a big deal, it's probably a good idea to see a neurologist to be evaluated and monitored. ...Read more

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What would cause my eyes to move from side to side really fast for about 5 sec. it happens about 5 or 6 times a day. I try to control it but I can't.

What would cause my eyes to move from side to side really fast for about 5 sec. it happens about 5 or 6 times a day. I try to control it but I can't.

Nystagmus?: I would recommend seeing a physician to see if they can illicit the same finding. It can be nothing but at times it is related to some neurological illnesses. ...Read more