7 Reasons for an Eye Twitch

eye twitching

Eye twitching is a pretty common phenomena that involves an involuntary spasm of the muscles
in the eyelid. It typically lasts for a few seconds or minutes. It can come and go over a few days
or weeks.

Here are 7 reasons for an eye twitch:

  1. Stress, Fatigue and Lack of Sleep
    Our bodies react differently to stress and can result in eye strain. Fatigue and lack of
    sleep again can result in a twitching eye.
  2. Alcohol
    Alcohol consumption can take a toll on your health and can result in muscle exhaustion
    making your eye twitch at times.
  3. Dry Eye
    People, who wear contact lenses and take medication are more prone to dry eyesyndrome. Dry eyes often result in eye twitching.
  4. Eye Strain
    Spending a lot of time in front of computer screens and continuous use of technology can
    lead to an eye twitch. You should schedule an eye exam as you may need to get an eye
    check up done, especially for those of you who wear glasses.
  5. Blepharospasm
    Middle-aged women may experience eye twitching due to a nerve disorder which
    involves frequent muscle contraction.
  6. Allergies and Irritation
    Foreign particles such as dust, smoke and chemicals can result in swelling, itching and
    watery eyes and all of those can make your eye twitch at times.
  7. Nutritional Imbalance
    There is a possibility of getting an eye twitch due to lack of magnesium in your diet.

Tips to Get Relief

  1. Sleep properly for 6-8 hours
  2. Ditch the coffee and avoid caffeine
  3. Massage your eyelids
  4. Put an ice pack with a few drops of chamomile or rose oil on to get some releif from your
    eye twitch
  5. Drinking chamomile or lavender tea can help alleviate stress and relax your eye twitch

When is it Time to Consult a Doctor?

A twitching eyelid may not require immediate medical attention. However, persistent spasms
may indicate a brain or nervous system disorder. If you have any of the following symptoms, you
should consult your doctor:

  • Swollen red eye that may have some uncommon discharge
  • Drooping upper eyelid
  • Every time your eyelid twitches, your eyelid completely closes
  • Twitching for several days
  • Twitching infects other body parts

Eye health is a vital part of your well-being. If you want to ditch the twitch and are looking for a
trusted eye doctor in Fresno, call us on 559-449-5050.

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