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#1 11-08-14 15:06:07

yorkie
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pupil closing eyes!

I have a pupil who is closing her eyes as she is driving. She also blinks normally but sometimes does a full 'squeeze eyes closed' for at least a second.

There seems to be no pattern to it and she does it if parked up talking as well. She said she doesnt realise she's doing it (even after pointing it out) but she is going to mention it to family and see if they spot her doing it.

I considered sleep apnoea but it doesn't look like she 'nodding off'.

Ive been investigating on google but also wondered if anyone else has any experience of this?


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#2 11-08-14 15:19:40

Laurence Jacquemin ADI
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Re: pupil closing eyes!

Perhaps she needs a professional eyesight check, could be straining her eyes too much due to poor vision.

Whatever it is the best person to ask would be a optician.

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#3 11-08-14 16:21:01

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Re: pupil closing eyes!

Only time I have experienced that was a girl when doing emergency stop would close her eyes. Could it be some kind of nervous tic?


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#4 11-08-14 20:17:10

stevep1041
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Re: pupil closing eyes!

Does she wear contact lenses, or do you have air con on in car? Her eyes could be very dry and she's trying to squeeze some moisture into here eyes. Just a thought!

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#5 11-08-14 21:13:04

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Re: pupil closing eyes!

Good thinking. I have the same problem walking into an air conditioned shop. Suddenly my lenses irritate.

I also can get irritated eyes if the vents blow directly into my face.
I usually angle the vents up when Air Con is on or use the windscreen vents to let the cold air bathe us.


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#6 20-09-14 10:07:26

yorkie
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Re: pupil closing eyes!

Since I posted this she got her family to keep an eye  lol on her but didn't notice her doing it. She doesn't wear contacts. I've only noticed her do it once since then while doing a left reverse round a corner. It was like she was trying to recall something from memory and again she hadn't realised she did it. Doesn't seem to cause an issue now  hmm


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