What is causing your eye to twitch?
Most of the time eye twitching isn’t something to worry about. However, it can be a real nuisance. It’s pretty frustrating when your eyelid decides to do its own thing, twitching seemingly on a whim. Not only can you feel it, but others can see it if they’re paying close attention. But is there something you can do about it?
The answer is, probably. In most cases, eye twitching is caused by too much caffeine, not enough sleep, stress, drinking a lot of alcohol, dry eyes, or even allergies. If you suspect that your eye twitching is caused by any of these things, you can take adequate measures to reduce how often you experience it. For example, if you believe stress is inducing your eye twitching, then find ways to relieve it. Once you know the source of the problem, it will help resolve the issue. Keep in mind, if your eyes are very dry, talking to an eye doctor can be helpful in finding the right solution to keep eyes better lubricated.
If you don’t think any of these things are the cause, you should be aware that a corneal abrasion can also stimulate eye twitching. If you believe this could be the possible culprit, then you should see your eye doctor for an eye exam.
In some cases, eye twitching can be attributed to more serious causes. If your eye is twitching often, if it feels like a stronger pull (where your eyes actually shut), or you’re also noticing other symptoms, make sure to talk to your eye doctor or medical doctor depending on the symptoms at hand. You’ll want to get evaluated to make sure something else isn’t going on and to figure out the best possible treatment plan.
Usually eye twitching isn’t a cause for concern, but if you’re concerned about a deeper issue, talk to your eye doctor. If not, start to go over the possible triggers, see if any of them could be causing your eyes to twitch so you can get relief.