Tuesday, February 9, 2016
An Optometrist Explains What Your Twitching Eye is Telling You
Almost everyone experiences eye twitching at some point in their lives, but it is usually minor and goes away on its own after a few hours or days. However, twitching can last much longer and be severe enough to impede vision, not to mention be very annoying. What Type of Twitching Eye? There are three types of eye twitches: minor eye twitches, benign essential blepharospasms, and hemifacial spasms. Minor eye twitches are generally associated with lifestyle factors such as a lack of sleep, chronic fatigue and/or consuming or using alcohol, tobacco or caffeine. They can also be caused by irritation to the cornea or the conjunctiva. Sometimes the cause of the twitch cannot be determined, but minor eye twitches are generally harmless and go away on their own.