Question: Why Do I Keep Blinking So Hard?

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.

The most common cause in adults is a problem on the surface of your eye. Excessive blinking might be irritating, but it’s rarely caused by a serious problem. When it is, it’s part of a neurologic syndrome, and there are usually other neurologic symptoms. You blink more when you’re talking, nervous, or in pain.8 Aug 2019

Is excessive blinking a sign of anxiety?

Conditions of stress, anxiety or fatigue may lead to increased blinking. Facial tics, which are habitual repetitive twitches or movements of the face that occur most often in children, may include increased blinking. Congenital glaucoma is a rare cause of increased blinking.26 Dec 2018

Is excessive blinking a sign of autism?

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The eyes have it: Toddlers with autism blink just as often during emotional scenes as during dull ones. How interested a child with autism is in a social scene can be determined in the blink of an eye — literally.21 May 2010

Can you stop blinking?

Even if you don’t want to blink – your brain will make you do it sooner or later. – So what will happen if you stop blinking? The damage would start almost immediately. As soon as your eyeballs start to dry out, tiny particles will settle down on their surface and start to scratch it.26 May 2019