- Facial tics
- Injuries to the eye’s surface
- Eye trauma
- Neurological disorders (rare)
Even though blinking is good for your eye health, there are some cases where blinking more may signal an underlying condition. If you notice yourself blinking a lot more than normal, visit your eye doctor for a full consultation. Your eye doctor will then let you know if this blinking is a matter of eye health or something else.
Interestingly, people who are very creative or think very flexibly have been shown to blink more than others. Research is ongoing into why this is but at the moment it’s believed to be linked to dopaminergic functioning.
If you notice a child blinking excessively, don’t panic, the cause is probably allergies. But that child should be taken to see a medical professional to rule out anything more serious.
To summate, blinking is good for your eye health. It lubricates your eyes and keeps them in good working order. Some people blink more than others. This isn’t always a cause for concern, but ought to be checked by an eye doctor just in case.
If you notice that you’re blinking more or less than needed and would like to know why, please make an appointment or walk in to see us at the New Jersey Eye Center. We’re located in both Bergenfield and Passaic NJ. As a full service eye care and eye surgery center, we have the tools to get to the bottom of your blinking.