I have a 8 yr son who has developed a facial tic, with his eyes (looks like he's making faces or rolling his eyes) occasionally his whole head twiches. I have been researching on the internet and am confused and scared by what I've read. I was initially convinced he had allergies and that's what was causing his recurrent blinking. The blinking started about 6 weeks ago and coincided with a 8 day febrile illness that the dr's could not diagnose, (they never tested him for strep) things got better for a bit and than he went away for 2 days and came home with the tic... I'm trying to find out how fast this usually comes on. We have a optometrist appt this week and a dr's appt too (we have no pediatricians or neurlogist in our town). We saw one dr and he thought the tic could be from sun damage to his eyes... I am scared and worried but can't find info on the beginning stages of tic disorders only all the problems and concerns after a TS diagnosis.....we may need that info in the future but right now I'm wondering about the types of tics and how long before I should expect a new one to start.. its been about 4 weeks since this eye tic started... if anyone knows a web site that might give me some insight I would really appreciate it.