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Ever Get an Eye Twitch? Here's Why.

November 18, 2015 | By Christine Culgin
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Ever Get an Eye Twitch? Here's Why.

The unilateral eye twitch can last for a couple of hours or a couple of months. Most people experience this at some point in their life, but have you ever thought about why it happens? We’re hear to answer that for you.

An eye twitch happens because of a spasm in the eyelid muscles; it often feels like the whole world can see your eye twitching. As is often the case, nobody can see it, but you sure can feel it. And much like the hiccups, it can get pretty annoying.


Any of the following can cause your eye to twitch - just take your pick:

  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies

It could also be a comibiation of one or more of these that's causing your eye twitch; and you may even have one factor cease as another begins (example: you were tired, and then drank a whole can of Red Bull).


The best ways to  prevent or fix this problem include: 

  • Reduce caffeine intake from coffee, energy drinks, and caffeinated sodas
  • Rest, relax, recharge your body
  • Reduce stresses from your life any way you can (this will take care of  not just your eye twitch but many other things)
  • Ensure you have the most accurate vision for the work you do
  • Take "eye breaks" to rest your eyes, especially if you soend a lot of time staring at a computer, smartphone or tablet screen
  • Hydrate to keep the eyes lubricated (artificial tears are great, too)
  • Anecdotal evidence recommends taking quinines to relax nerve impulses; tonic water and mustard also help achieve this








Topics: eye health


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