What Are Twitching Eyes?
“Twitching eyes” refers to muscular contractions in the eyelid of one or both eyes. It’s more typical to experience these twitches in only one eye on the lower eyelid, but sometimes these contractions can occur on both the upper and lower eyelid, or in both eyes.
Can eye strain cause muscle twitching? Yes, several factors can contribute to eye twitching – including digital eye strain that occurs from staring at a computer or digital screen for a prolonged amount of time. Wearing prescription computer glasses can help reduce fatigue and relax your eyes while using a digital device. If you don’t have a prescription for computer glasses, make an appointment at your neighborhood Pearle Vision EyeCare Centre to help reduce symptoms of digital eye strain, such as eye twitching.
How Long Do Twitching Eyes Last?
We understand that twitching eyes can be rather bothersome and interfere with your day-to-day life. Fortunately, almost all sudden-onset eyelid twitching, eyelid tics, and spasms are benign and typically come and go. If the underlying cause is more serious, the twitching can last for weeks or even months. Computer eye strain twitching should subside once your eyes are able to rest. To avoid muscle twitching caused by computer eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes focus your eyes on an object 20 feet aways for 20 seconds. Computer eye strain twitching can also be reduced by wearing computer glasses.
Possible Causes, and How to Treat Twitching Eyes:
Can your eyes twitch if you need glasses? Vision-related stress can occur if, for instance, you need glasses or an updated lens prescription. Even minor vision problems can make your eyes work too hard, triggering eyelid twitching. It’s recommended you have an annual eye exam to help catch any changes in your vision early on and prevent any complications.
Other causes for eye twitching, include:
Caffeine:Too much caffeine can trigger eye twitching. Try cutting back on coffee, tea, chocolate, and soft drinks for a week or two and see if your eye twitching disappears.
Digital Eye Strain: Blue light exposure from digital screens, especially at night, can lead to eye twitching. Wearing blue light filtering glasses while using a digital screen can help reduce fatigue and twitching.
Nutritional Imbalances: Lack of magnesium can trigger an eye twitch. Be sure to have a well-balanced diet and follow these eye care tips to improve your health.
Stress: Breathing exercises, spending time with friends or pets, and getting more down time into your arrange are among the many ways to reduce stress that may be causing your eyes to twitch.
Tiredness: A lack of sleep, whether because of stress or other reasons, can trigger a twitching eyelid. Catching up on your sleep can help prevent eye twitching.
What to Watch Out For
If you’re experiencing computer eye strain twitching, consult an eye doctor about prescription computer glasses to help reduce the symptom. Or, if you have persistent eye twitching, arranging an eye exam at your neighborhood Pearle Vision EyeCare Centre to help diagnose the problem.