You may notice your eye or eyelid twitching and wonder why it’s doing that. This involuntary movement may be completely harmless or could be the symptom of a more serious condition.
You might experience eye or eyelid twitching if you’re tired or stress or even over caffeinated! YES, too much of a good thing can do this🙄
Sometimes, however, the twitching is the first symptom of another condition. You should Schedule an Eye Exam if your eye or eyelid twitching occurs for longer than a few days or is one of several symptoms.
Here are some of the most common less serious causes:
Eye and eyelid twitching are not always symptoms of a severe condition. They may be related to your:
- level of rest
Harmless eye twitching that goes away after a brief period is called myokymia. It can affect both the top and bottom eyelids for a few hours at a time. You may experience the twitching for several days in a row.
Triggers for this condition can include:
- stress or anxiety
- not enough sleep
- too much caffeine or alcohol
- Eye Strain and the Pandemic
- dry eyes
- exposure to too much light
- too much exercise
Often managing these triggers can help reduce or eliminate the twitching.
Eyelid or eye twitching that lasts more than a few days or that occurs with other symptoms are indications to speak with a doctor. You should also SEE YOUR EYE DOCTOR if you cannot control your eyelid or close it all the way.
Neglecting to diagnose a lasting eye twitch could result in structural damage to your eye or the worsening of symptoms associated with another more serious condition.