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Question:
My son is two years old and doesn't blink when watching TV. He blinks otherwise. Do I need to have him evaluated?

Answer:
If you compare almost any child with almost any adult, you will notice that the child tends to blink less frequently than the adult. Also, many children and adults alike tend to reduce their blink rate when they are intensely concentrating on a visual task, such as watching television, working on a computer, etc. In the absence of any other signs or symptoms such as ocular redness, pain, or blurred vision, I would not consider what you have described as a problem.

Answered by: David K. Coats, MD Dr. David K. Coats

Categories: Children's Eye Health

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