Blinking

The rapid closing of the eyelid is called blinking. Blinking is essential for the tears to spread across the eye surface and to remove irritants. It keeps the eye from drying out.

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Does constant staring at the car headlight result in vision damage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a police officer and tonight we were looking for a specific car. This entailed me staying in one spot and looking at the license plate of oncoming cars. As the cars come in I am staring at the license plate trying to read it while also looking right into its headlights. I felt a p...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Staring at bright lights for a while causes transient bleaching of the photoreceptors of the retina. This is universal and normal. When one stares at bright light, one needs some time to recover the function. So, please do not worry. Staring at car headlights is not worr...  Read Full »

What can I do for my dry eye problems caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having dry eye problems since the last three years due to heavy computer usage. The eyes feel dry, and sometimes there is burning. Reading strains my eyes. I take Omega 369 tablets when this problem occurs, and then I would be alright for 15 to 30 days. But, it would resurface af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no permanent treatment for dry eyes. The treatment options are: Take a break after every hour of computer work. Blink a lot. Apply cold compresses. Use anti-glare glasses. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently like refresh tears. You may use either Omega-3 fatty...  Read Full »

Why am I facing dry eyes and irritation for the last five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a chan...  Read Full »

How to overcome eye strain caused by the overuse of computers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman, and I have tested 20/20 vision all my life. I believe I am experiencing eye strain from overuse of computer, but unfortunately, I cannot cut down on my computer use because it is integral to my profession. My symptom is a slightly blurry vision, which begins...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 20/20 vision does not rule out a refractive error. A lot of people have small numbers or latent hyperopia. This usually can be made to manifest by cycloplegic refraction or by fogging. Small errors may need to be corrected if you use computers for a longer time. Also...  Read Full »

I am watching electronic device for a long time. Can it cause brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, I have myopia with an eye power of -5. In this pandemic, I am working for six to seven hours on electronic devices. I have mild headaches on and off. It comes and goes on its own at any time. I also have drowsiness and sometimes, I also have heaviness in my head with a problem of sligh...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. People having longer screen time face this problem. It can be simple fatigue like an eye muscle strain. You need to take small breaks during your screen work and remind yourself to blink also. While having longer screen time, your blinking rate gets decreased and it...  Read Full »

Can glasses be used for watering from eyes while using mobile?

Query: Hello doctor, Water is coming from my eyes when I use mobile. Can you suggest me glasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should try to minimize mobile screen time. Secondly, try to make habit of eye blinking at the regular interval because while seeing screen we stare and do not blink that much. That is why the eye gets dry and to compensate that, your eyes start producing excessive t...  Read Full »

My 2.8 year old son is blinking his eyes often. What might be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2.8 years old, sometimes he is blinking eyes often, the first incident occurred two weeks back, and today he is doing that, what might be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are facing with your child. Most of the times, it is normal for this age group children to have such habits or mannerisms. If your child also has any other associated symptoms like not attentive while playing or in playschool, losing aw...  Read Full »

Why does my eye blink when I move my jaws?

Query: Hi doctor,My right eye automatically starts to blink whenever I used to eat something or do movements from my mouth. I checked with a doctor a few years back, they did not give me any sort of appropriate results for that. My parents also checked with some doctor in childhood and never got any result...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition that you are describing here closely resembles a condition called Marcus gunn jaw winking. This causes a drooping of the affected eyelid with such movements of the eyelids on jaw movements. The cause for such movements is due to various factors, the ner...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes hurt after staring at a computer for 30 minutes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a programmer, and I use the computer for 12 hours every day. My eyes start hurting after 30 minutes of staring at the computer. I do not have any vision issues, apart from the pain that I feel.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prolonged working on laptop, TV, mobile, or even studying, can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include...  Read Full »

Suffering from eye strain with mild headache around eyes. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. In postal department, I am working continuously with computer from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. For the last three months, I have been suffering from eye strain with mild headache around the eyes (near eyebrows). Almost the whole day I am feeling the pressure on my eyes. Somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has diagnosed it correctly. It is computer vision syndrome (CVS). Treatment includes blink, blink and blink a lot. Do cold compresses. Do not use Tobramycin. Take rest for five minutes after every two hours of work. Use antiglare glasses. Continue Refresh ...  Read Full »

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