Have you ever experienced an episode of involuntary eye twitching? Also known as myokymia, this is a common occurrence characterized by a repetitive, involuntary movement of the muscles of the lower eyelid of one of your eyes. Your local eye doctor explains this condition further below.

About Eye Twitching and What Causes It

The Frequency of Eye Twitches

Most eye twitch episodes last for a few seconds or up to a minute or two. They can occur without warning and may happen to you in irregular intervals over a span of a few days. Afterward, you may not experience it again for weeks or even months.

What Causes Eye Twitches

Eye twitching is a result of various risk factors or triggers. One of them is lack of sleep due to stress or some other reason. Another is caffeine. If you drink coffee or any food or beverage with caffeine as an active component, you might want to cut back on your intake to see if you experience less eye twitching.

Your eyes may also be strained. Working in front of the computer or laptop, fidgeting on your mobile phones, and other vision-related stress can cause your eyes to become fatigued. This can trigger eyelid twitching. When this happens to you, it is important to rest your eyes. Every 20 minutes, look away from the screen and try to focus on a distant object for about 20 seconds. Do this frequently to alleviate eye muscle fatigue.

You should also schedule an eye exam. That way, you will learn if you are in need of glasses or need to update your current prescription. For expert eye-care services, turn to EyeSite of The Villages.

We will perform a comprehensive eye evaluation, including visual acuity, eye coordination and medical eye health assessments. We specialize in providing prescription glasses, contact lens fitting and other vision correction methods.

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