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My Eye Is Twitching. Here’s What You Should Do

My Eye Is Twitching. Here’s What You Should Do

What Is Eye-Twitching

Eyelid twitching is common and has different causes, such as eye irritation, lack of sleep, and stress. It is a repetitive and involuntary movement or spasm of the eyelid muscles that is usually unpredictable and lasts for a couple of hours. 

Most eye twitches are painless and can be treated without medication. However, persistent twitching could indicate that you need to see a doctor.

What Causes The Eye To Twitch?

The most common causes of eyelid twitching include

  • Fatigue or lack of sleep
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Exercise
  • Caffeine consumption
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Strain or corneal abrasion
  • Environmental irritants like wind, bright lights, or air pollution 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking or exposure to tobacco
  • Light sensitivity
  • Migraine episodes

How Do You Treat This Twitching?

In most cases, eyelid spasms go away within a few days without requiring any treatment. However, if they persist, you can try eliminating or reducing potential causes by:

- Consuming less caffeine

- Getting enough sleep

- Using over-the-counter artificial tears or eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated

- Applying a warm compress to your eyes when a spasm begins

If your eye twitching is persistent and interferes with your daily life, it is advisable to seek medical help. Your healthcare professional may prescribe antibiotics or suggest other treatments for the underlying cause.

Preventing Eyelid Twitches

If your eyelid twitches occur more frequently, try keeping a log of your symptoms. Note down when they occur, along with your caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol intake, level of stress, and quantity of sleep. If you notice more spasms when you aren't getting enough sleep, try going to bed 30 minutes to an hour earlier to help ease the strain on your eyes and reduce twitching.

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