4 doctors weighed in:

What can be done for my son, he has developed a bad habit of flinching his eyes? For the past couple of weeks now my 9 yr. Old son has developed a habit ( or at least i think habit ) of flinching his eyes. It's gotten so bad that his teacher has expressed

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flinching

Flinching or eyelid twitching is fairly common in kids in this age group, and is almost always a habit or a sign of anxiety.
An exam by an ophthalmologist is recommended to rule out other problems like eyelid inflammation or foreign body in the eye.

In brief: Flinching

Flinching or eyelid twitching is fairly common in kids in this age group, and is almost always a habit or a sign of anxiety.
An exam by an ophthalmologist is recommended to rule out other problems like eyelid inflammation or foreign body in the eye.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
Thank

In brief: May be a TIC

If the eye exam reveals no problem check with a neurologist he may developed a tic

In brief: May be a TIC

If the eye exam reveals no problem check with a neurologist he may developed a tic
Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
Dr. Parisa Khorsandi
Thank
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine

In brief: You

You should have his vision checked out by an opthalmologist or optometrist.
It is not uncommon for children to develope ner sightedness at this age. This might all clear up with a set of eyeglasses. Best wishes.

In brief: You

You should have his vision checked out by an opthalmologist or optometrist.
It is not uncommon for children to develope ner sightedness at this age. This might all clear up with a set of eyeglasses. Best wishes.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Thank
Dr. John Kim
Ophthalmology

In brief: It

It could be from poor vision and he is trying to focus.
I recommend a vist to a pediatric ophthalmologist for full work up.

In brief: It

It could be from poor vision and he is trying to focus.
I recommend a vist to a pediatric ophthalmologist for full work up.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
843K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors