How To Stop Eye Twitching

Eyecare Associates | Sep 8, 2022

An eyelid twitch (or tic) is when you have a spasm or slight movement
of your upper or lower eyelid. For the majority of us, this common eyelid
twitch is a brief and minor annoyance. But when it lasts longer or
occurs more frequently than usual, there are some steps you can take
to make it go away:


Settle in for a snooze. Eyelid twitches often happen to people
when they are overtired, so get some restorative sleep.


Step back from stress. Being under stress can lead to eyelid
twitching. If you can’t eliminate something causing you stress,
find stress-reducing activities to help.


Cut back on caffeine. As a stimulant, caffeine can cause eyelid
spasms. Limiting your coffee, tea or soda intake may help to reduce
eyelid twitching.


Moisturize the eyes. In some cases, having irritated
or dry eyes can lead to eyelid spasms. Talk with
your eye doctor if you have ongoing eyelid
twitching and gritty, uncomfortable eyes.

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