Eye Twitching, What Can it Mean?

Eye Twitching, What Can it Mean?

During these unprecedented times, eye twitching seems to be more prevalent, but why? Your eye twitches if your tired, stressed, amped up on caffeine, or suffer from dry eyes. These are common problems that can cause that annoying short-term twitch. If your eye is twitching so that it almost closes, lasts a long period of time, and causes a limit or block to your vision, this can be a blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm.

Either way, if the twitching is causing you increasing annoyance, try a few things to see if it stops. Take a nap or go to bed earlier. Identify the stressors in your life and step back for a bit. Reduce your caffeine intake.

If the eyelid twitching does not resolve or if your eyes feel gritty and uncomfortable, call for an appointment. This could be an indicator of a more serious problem. We have appointments available asap. Call or text us today: 360-698-0600. You can also email us: info@silverdaleeyephysicians.com.

Read this article published by the AAO to find out more.

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