Why does my eye twitch?

Stress: While we’re all under stress at times, our bodies react in different ways. Eye twitching can be one sign of stress.

Tiredness: A lack of sleep, whether because of stress or some other reason, can trigger eyelid spasms. Catching up on your sleep can help.

Eye strain: Vision-related stress can occur if you need glasses or a change in your prescription. Your eyes may be working too hard, triggering eyelid twitching.

Caffeine and alcohol: Many experts believe that too much caffeine and/or alcohol can trigger eye twitching.

Dry eyes: More than half of the older population experiences dry eyes due to aging. It’s best to see your eye doctor for a dry eye evaluation, because many treatments are now available.

Nutritional imbalances: Some reports indicate a lack of certain nutritional substances, such as magnesium, can trigger eyelid spasms.

Allergies: People with eye allergies can have itching, swelling, water eyes and twitching.

If this condition does not go away on its own, and you cannot find relief, set up an appointment to see Dr. Thomas as soon as you can!