Why Your Eyes Twitch Sometimes

An eyelid twitch, also known as eye twitch, is an involuntary spasm caused by a muscle contraction in the eyelid area. Although this subtle movement usually goes away after a few minutes, it can be very annoying, especially when we think that others can see it.

5-Minute Crafts will explain why your eyes twitch and show you some possible solutions to stop it.

⚠️ Important: All the information presented in this article is for informative purposes only. You should always consult with your doctor first.

1. You might be stressed.

Eye twitching can be triggered by fatigue and stress, which is the most common cause of this problem. Therefore, it’s advisable to practice stress-relieving activities like exercise and breathing techniques, and make sure to get enough sleep every day.

2. You might have an eye allergy.

People who have eye allergies tend to rub their eyes because of symptoms such as itching, watery eyes, and swelling. This action releases histamine into the tear film and eyelid tissues, which can result in eye twitching.

While some types of eye drops can ease the problem, others can make your eyes dry. So, in this case, the best thing to do is to ask an ophthalmologist to get the most appropriate treatment.

3. You might be spending too much time in front of screens.

The excessive use of smartphones, computers, or other digital devices can cause eye strain, which may lead to eye twitching.

💡 In order to reduce eye fatigue, it’s recommended to follow the “20-20-20 rule” while in front of a screen, which means that, every 20 minutes, you should look away from the screen and focus your eyes on an object that is at least at a distance of 20 feet, for 20 seconds or more.

💡 Try applying a warm compress over the eyelid area to stop the spasms. This will help relax the muscles around your twitching eye.

4. You might have dry eyes.

Dry eyes are also related to eye twitching. This condition can be a common problem among adults, especially for those who:

  • are over 50 years old
  • use computers
  • wear contact lenses

💡 If your eyelids twitch and your eyes feel dry and gritty, consult a specialist for the best treatment.

❗ Note: Although most eye spasms are mild and are not related to serious conditions, seek professional help if:

  • your eye twitching doesn’t go away
  • your eyelid closes because of the twitching
  • you have spasms in other areas of your face or body
  • your eyes seem red and swollen, and there is a discharge of fluids from them
  • your vision quality has decreased
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