The blinking process can be compared to the swallowing process, since both occur unconsciously. By blinking, dust is removed from the surface of the cornea and the eye is moistened.
Uniform blinking can accelerate, for example, if a person is waving an object in front of his eyes or from a bright suddenly turned on light. Regular frequent blinking is a sign that the surface of the cornea is drying out and the eyes need more moisture. In addition, frequent blinking can occur when a foreign body – dirt and dust, wool and small particles – gets into the eye. Frequent blinking in the latter case is designed to remove a foreign object from the eye.
If, against the background of developing dryness of the cornea, complications arise from the use of corrective lenses, then frequent blinking is observed. In addition, a person wearing contact lenses may blink frequently for the simple reason that the lens itself is damaged, for example, its edge has torn.
Frequent blinking in older people indicates that a person has had a stroke or is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. These conditions are accompanied by spasms of the eyelids, that is, their violent contractions. If a person is worried or scared, then the already frequent blinking becomes even more frequent.
To solve the problem of frequent blinking, it is necessary to provide the eyes with sufficient moisture and protect from irritation.
First, you need to regularly rinse your contact lenses. To do this, you can use special solutions that perfectly clean the surface of the lenses without damaging them. In this case, the solutions have a protective effect that protects them throughout the day. When choosing a solution, it is necessary to ensure that they do not contain such aggressive substances as chemical preservatives. The latter can severely damage both the lens itself and the cornea of the eye.
Corrective lenses should not be worn all the time, as the eyes must rest from stress. Before putting on the lenses, you must walk without them for at least one hour. This makes it possible for the eyes to better adapt to the lenses and reduces the discomfort when wearing.
Lenses are now offered that are breathable. This means that the eyes will be less stressed and tired. With increased oxygen intake, the risk of eye irritation is reduced. In addition, corrective lenses of this type do not so intensively absorb the mucous secretions of the eye, dust and dirt do not adhere to them.
For people who constantly wear contact lenses, it may be advisable to purchase replacement lenses. In other words, changing lenses on a regular basis reduces the likelihood of dirt and mucus accumulating on the first and second pairs. Nevertheless, it is better to sleep one night without lenses before changing one pair to another. In any case, even when wearing one pair of contact lenses, you should not wear them, as they say, to the bitter end. Old and frayed lenses will only spoil your vision even more.
It is helpful to use anti-inflammatory eye drops when wearing lenses. Before going to bed, you can instill antihistamines in your eyes, which narrow the dilated blood vessels. Such funds must be prescribed by an ophthalmologist. Eye drops reduce puffiness and scabies and help your eyes adapt better to lens wear. If, against the background of using drops, itching and redness still occur, then it is necessary to immediately cancel the drops, remove the lenses and undergo a doctor’s examination.
If you blink frequently, you should pay attention to the eye muscles, especially if the frequent blinking occurs due to muscle spasms.