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What could cause constant blinking and eye wiping when my child watches TV?

Sometimes blinking results from staring at the TV for a long period of time, causing the eye to dry out and suffer minor damage, which results in the reflex blinking associated with some tears. If there are pets in the house, it could be allergies. He might touch the pet and then rub his eyes leading to irritation.

In any case it would seem wise to limit your child's TV time and see if that helps the symptoms.

If there is a family history of eye problems, an eye examination is probably warranted.

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