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8 reasons why your eye twitch

Eye twitching is a very common eye condition. It is also referred to as eyelid twitching. It is commonly experienced in the lower eyelid of one eye. Sometimes it is also possible for the upper eyelid to twitch.


Stress is most common cause of eye twitching. Doing yoga, breathing exercises, spending time with friends or pets will reduce stress that may be causing your eyelid twitch.


Being physically tired, lack of sleep can cause twitching of eyelid. Consistent 6-8 hours of sleep every night will reduce the twitch.

Eye strain

Digital eye strain from overuse of computers, tablets and smartphones may be the most common reason of eyelid twitching. Follow 20-20-20 rule by looking away from your screen and allow your eyes to focus on a distant object for 20 seconds once in every 20 mins.


Too much caffeine can also cause eye twitching. By reducing the consumption of coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks check if the twitching goes away


Alcohol may be the reason for some hence it is good to avoid alcohol to reduce the twitching .

Dry eyes

Dry eyes is the main reason your eyes twitch. Dry eyes can be a medical condition. Getting evaluated and treating dry eyes will help you get rid of twitching.

Nutrition problems

Lack of nutrients like magnesium or calcium, can trigger eyelid twitches. Consult a nutritionist to see if you are giving your body enough. Expert advice is better than randomly buying nutritional supplements


Allergies are also observed to cause itching, swelling and watery eyes. When your rub your eyes it releases histamine into the lid tissues. This may lead to eyelid twitching for some.

To stop eye twitching caused by allergies, some eye doctors have recommended antihistamine eye drops or tablets, but antihistamines also can cause dry eyes. It is also advised to consult your doctor to take the right treatment for twitching issues. In most cases, eye twitching is a temporary issue. But if you experience it often and it causes hindrance in your routine it is best to consult your eye doctor.

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