- Relax. Try to eliminate stress in your daily life.
- Limit caffeine. 1
- Apply warm compresses to the twitching eye and gently massage the eyelid with your fingers.
- Try over-the-counter oral or topical (eye drop) antihistamines to slow the eyelid muscle contractions.
How can I stop blinking my eyes so much?
- Drink less caffeine.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Keep your eye surfaces lubricated with over-the-counter artificial tears or eye drops.
- Apply a warm compress to your eyes when a spasm begins.
- 1 How can I stop my blinking habit?
- 2 What is the reason for continuous eye blinking?
- 3 Can we control blinking of your eye?
- 4 Is blinking of eye good?
- 5 Is blinking too much bad?
- 6 Why can’t I stop blinking hard?
- 7 Can too much screen time cause blinking?
- 8 Is blinking hard a tic?
- 9 Why do I blink so much when I talk?
- 10 Who blinks more male or female?
- 11 How many blinks per minute is normal?
- 12 How long does a blink last?
- 13 What are blinking exercises?
- 14 How often should I blink?
Here are some ways to prevent excessive blinking:
- Avoid being around anything that irritates your eyes, such as smoke and allergens.
- Keep your eyes moist with lubricating eye drops.
- See your doctor whenever you suspect your eye is inflamed or infected.
- Avoid spending a prolonged time in bright light, including sunlight.
Most commonly, increased eye blinking results from eye irritation caused by bright light, dust, smoke, or a foreign body in the eye. Allergies, infections, and dry eye may also increase the rate of blinking. Conditions of stress, anxiety or fatigue may lead to increased blinking.
You can’t control it. This is called involuntary blinking or twitching. The twitching is caused by a muscle spasm around your eye.
The coating of tears helps sharpen your vision, clearing and brightening the image your retina receives. Blinking also nourishes your eye with oxygen and nutrients, keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable. But many of us blink far more often than is necessary for simply lubricating and cleaning the eyeball.
Eye blinking is a natural bodily function that involves the rapid closing of the eyelid. Excessive blinking is characterized by over-stimulation of the blinking reflex. Rarely, excessive blinking can be a symptom of a neurological problem and requires immediate attention for treatment.
Excessive blinking can be caused by problems with the eyelids or anterior segment (front surface of the eye), habitual tics, refractive error (need for glasses), intermittent exotropia or turning out of the eye, and stress. It is very rare for excessive blinking to be a sign of an undiagnosed neurologic disorder.
Remember to blink. Research published in The New England Journal of Medicine says staring at a computer can cut blinking rates by half and cause dry eyes. Encourage your child to try to blink extra, especially when they take breaks.
Frequent eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, sniffling, repetitive throat clearing or uncontrolled vocalization – these are all symptoms of a tic. For a parent, seeing or hearing your child exhibit these unexpected movements or sounds can be extremely worrisome.
The rate of blinking increases when you’re talking, when you’re nervous, in pain, or when you’re exposed to very bright lights. Frequent blinking may also occur as a nervous tic in some people.
A study done by the Functional Anatomy Research Center or FARC using optoelectronic motion analysers, found, after studying 44 men and women, that women do blink significantly more than men. The study states that women blink 19 times per minute versus 11 times per minute for men.
It has been reported that the normal spontaneous blink rate is between 12 and 15/min. Other studies showed that the interval between blinks ranges from 2.8 to 4 and from 2 to 10 s. A mean blink rate of up to 22 blinks/min has been reported under relaxed conditions.
Human adults blink approximately 12 times per minute and one blink lasts about 1/3 s .
Close your eyes gently and hold your fingers at the corners of your eyes and purse your eyes together to blink. Your blinking muscles are above the eyelids. If you feel any movement under your fingers, you are using the wrong muscle group. Hold the blink for 3 seconds and release. Repeat 10 times.
Ideally, you should blink your eyes about 15 or 30 times per minute. The blinks should be soft—think of a butterfly’s wings opening and closing. When you become more aware of how often you blink, your thoughts will translate into a subconscious habit which will benefit your eyes.