Ever Wonder Why Our Eyes Twitch? You know it’s been a long day when your eye starts twitching. These annoying little tics are often signs from our body telling us to have healthier habits!
Eye twitching happens when the tiny muscles and nerves around the eye are stimulated. In most cases, minor twitching is painless and will go away on its own. But what causes these random muscle contractions and how can we control them?
Stress Can Induce Eye Twitching
Although everybody reacts differently to stress, a twitching eye is one telltale sign. When you’re in a stressful situation or trying to meet a deadline, try breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. This can help reduce your stress and hopefully reduce any eye twitches along with it!
Excessive Consumption of Caffeine And Alcohol Can Cause Eye Twitching
Excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol has been known to cause eye twitching. Try consuming coffee, energy drinks, soda, and alcohol in small amounts and spread throughout the day.
Can Cause Eye Twitching
Get The Rest You Need! Fatigue is a common contributor to a twitching eyelid. Make sure you’re getting adequate rest to keep twitching at bay!
Dry Eyes Often Cause Eye Twitching
Dry eyes often cause eye twitches and involuntary blinking. Dry eyes may result from medications, long hours on the computer or other digital devices, or wearing contact lenses. If your eyes are often dry, try using artificial tears to relieve immediate symptoms and come in and see us if irritation continues.
Digital Eye Strain Cause Eye Twitching
Try To Relieve Eye Strain! Eyes that work too hard and get tired more quickly than they should can trigger twitching. Eye strain often results from uncorrected vision problems or the need for a new prescription. Another reason for eye strain can be from the overuse of digital devices.
To reduce twitching and strain, consult with us about vision correction. If digital eye strain is an issue, take frequent breaks when working on the computer for long hours and consider talking to us about eyeglasses that minimize strain.
Whole Body Health Is Important
If you are concerned about persistent eye twitching, come in and see us. We can help determine the cause and find a solution.
It’s not just your eyes that concern us. Getting enough rest, reducing stress, and having healthy habits is good for your eyes and your life!
We are grateful for our patients! We can’t wait to see you on your next visit. As always, feel free to call us at 407-292-9812 if you have any question.
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The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.