Philip Walsh - Why do my eyelids twitch?

Publish Date
Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:34AM
By Philip Walsh

Eye twitching is a repetitive, uncontrollable spasm and twitching of the eyelid, most commonly the upper lid. Usually eye twitches are more frustrating rather than a serious health concern.

The main trigger factors include fatigue, caffeine or stress. Most eyelid twitches will tend to stop on their own without medical attention, but if you find the twitch spreading to any other part of your face then seeing a medical professional to determine the causes is recommended.

To reduce or stop eyelid twitching, it’s recommended to avoid the trigger factors, get plenty of rest, drink water instead of caffeine and try to find time to relax if you’re under a lot of stress.

If your eyes continue to twitch for extended periods of time, or if you have any concerns, talk to your health care professional or visit to book an appointment with your Specsavers optometrist.

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