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Why is my eye keep twitching?

How can I stop my eyes from twitching?

Minor changes to your diet and lifestyle can sometimes significantly reduce your risk of eye twitching.

Let’s go over the causes of eye twitching and potential solutions:

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1. Anxiety

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The most common cause of eye twitching is most likely stress.

Yoga, breathing exercises spending time with friends Or pets, and scheduling more downtime are all ways to reduce stress, which may be causing your eyelids to twitch.

2. Tiredness

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Sleep deprivation, whether caused by stress or another factor, can cause eye twitching Getting enough sleep and maintaining a consistent sleep schedule can help.

3. Strain on the eyes

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Eye strain, particularly digital eye strain caused by excessive computer, tablet, and smartphone use, is another common cause of eyelid twitching.

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When using digital devices, follow the ”20-20-20” rule, every 20 minutes look away from your screen and allow your eyes to focus on a distant object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds longer.

This reduces fatigue, which can cause eye twitching. In addition, consult your eye doctor about computer eyeglasses to alleviate digital eye strain.

4. Caffeine

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Caffeine overdose can cause eye twitching. For a week or two, try cutting back on coffee, tea and soft-drinks and see if your eye twitching goes away.

5. Alcoholic beverages

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If you experience eye twitching after drinking beer, wine or liquor, stop drinking because alcohol can cause eyelids to twitch.

6. Dry eyes

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Many adults suffer from dry eyes, especially after the age of 50 People who use computers take certain medications, wear contact lenses and consume caffeine or alcohol are also at risk of dry eyes.

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Consult your eye doctor if you have a twitching eyelid and your eyes feel gritty or dry. Restoring moisture to the surface of your eye may stop the twitching and reduce the risk of future twitching.

7. Nutritional issues

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According to some reports, a lack of certain nutritional elements such as magnesium can cause eyelid spasms. Although these reports are not conclusive, it is possible that this is another cause of eye twitching.

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If you are concerned that your diet is not providing all the nutrients they require for a healthy vision, consult your eye doctor before purchasing over-the-counter nutritional supplements.


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