How to Stop Eye Blinking

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How to Stop Eye Blinking
There are many reasons for abnormal blinking. (eyes image by Mat Hayward from

When you automatically blink, you are supplying moisture and helping keep foreign matter from irritating your eyes. Excessive or rapid eye blinking may be a sign of a serious disorder. Blepharospasm is any abnormal blinking or eyelid twitch. Patients with blepharospasm have normal eyes. The visual disturbance is due to the forced closings of the eyelids. In many cases, adequate rest will resolve the problem. Children with abnormal blinking usually recover without treatment.

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  1. 1

    Have surgery. In extreme cases, a surgeon can remove some of the muscles and nerves that control the eyelid.

  2. 2

    Try botox injections. The injections can relieve muscle spasms. They are temporary, lasting usually a few months.

    How to Stop Eye Blinking
    Botox injections can help. (injection image by sasha from
  3. 3

    Take prescribed medications that may relieve uncontrolled blinking.

    How to Stop Eye Blinking
    Medication can help control excessive blinking. (pills image by Maria Brzostowska from
  4. 4

    Wear dark glasses. Bright light may be aggravating the problem.

    How to Stop Eye Blinking
    Sun glasses may help calm the excessive blinking. (sun glasses image by dinostock from
  5. 5

    Relax. Stress and anxiety are major causes of excessive blinking.

    How to Stop Eye Blinking
    Stress management can help stop blinking. (Do you feel relax? image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from
  6. 6

    Visit your local healthfood store. You will find many natural remedies touted to help relax the eyes. One remedy is Omega-3 fatty acid. This will keep the mucous membranes in your eyes lubricated.

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