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My 6 year old son has started blinking a lot ? Is this a sign of vision problems or a tic?
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Blinking is exceedingly common in 6 year old kids.
Squinting is different. If your child is squinting, then she should see an ophthalmologist. If it's blinking, i would observe to see when it occurs, and if other symptoms are associated with it. Consult your pediatrician if you continue to be concerned.

In brief: Depends
Blinking is exceedingly common in 6 year old kids.
Squinting is different. If your child is squinting, then she should see an ophthalmologist. If it's blinking, i would observe to see when it occurs, and if other symptoms are associated with it. Consult your pediatrician if you continue to be concerned.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See Below
This could be either a learned behavior (tic etc) or an eye problem. I would recommend a good exam from an ophthalmologist experienced in evaluating kids, preferably sooner as if it is an eye issue it is best to start treatment as young as possible.

In brief: See Below
This could be either a learned behavior (tic etc) or an eye problem. I would recommend a good exam from an ophthalmologist experienced in evaluating kids, preferably sooner as if it is an eye issue it is best to start treatment as young as possible.
Dr. John Odette
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Could be either
The cause can be either consideration.
This is a common age for the development of tics and excessive blinking is a common tic. Speak to your pediatrician who can check his eyes. If his eyes are fine, it is likely a tic. Speak to your pediatrician about whether or not treatment should be considered, since many single tics resolve without treatment.

In brief: Could be either
The cause can be either consideration.
This is a common age for the development of tics and excessive blinking is a common tic. Speak to your pediatrician who can check his eyes. If his eyes are fine, it is likely a tic. Speak to your pediatrician about whether or not treatment should be considered, since many single tics resolve without treatment.
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