Twitching Eyes

What Are Twitching Eyes?

Twitching eyes refers to muscular contractions in the eyelid of one or both eyes. It's more typical to to experience these twitches in only one eye on the lower eyelid, but sometimes these contractions can occur on both the upper and lower eyelid, or in both eyes.

How Long Do Twitching Eyes Last?

We understand that twitching eyes can be rather bothersome and interfere with your day to day life. Fortunately, almost all sudden-onset eyelid twitching, eyelid tics and spasms are benign and typically come and go. If the underlying cause is more serious, the twitching can last for weeks or even months.

Possible Causes, and How to Treat Twitching Eyes:

Allergies: People with eye allergies who rub their eyes release toxins that can cause eyelid twitching. If you are experiencing allergies, learn more about treatment here Treating Allergies

Caffeine:Too much caffeine can trigger eye twitching. Try cutting back on coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks for a week or two and see if your eye twitching disappears.

Eye Strain: Vision-related stress can occur if, for instance, you need glasses or an updated prescription. Even minor vision problems can make your eyes work too hard, triggering eyelid twitching.

Nutritional Imbalances: Lack of magnesium can trigger an eye twitch. Be sure to have a well balanced diet for all eye health issues. Eye Care Tips

Stress: Breathing exercises, spending time with friends or pets and getting more down time into your schedule are among the many ways to reduce stress that may be causing your eyes to twitch.

Tiredness: A lack of sleep, whether because of stress or other reasons, can trigger a twitching eyelid. Catching up on your sleep can help.


If none of the above applies to you, consult an eye doctor immediately to discover why there is an eye twitch. Scheduling An Eye Exam

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