What Does It Mean When Your Eye Twitches?
Do you ever find yourself asking “what does it mean when your eye twitches?" Whether you’re in the office working on your computer, watching or movie or eating with friends when your eye starts twitching it can be annoying and ruin your afternoon.
Eye twitches are caused by muscle spasm in the eyelid, which connects the problem to the nervous system. There are different levels of eye twitches. The more basic, and common form of eye twitch is caused to stress or eye strain. Being under a lot of pressure at work or staring at a computer for a long amount of time can cause this annoying
This kind of eye twitch is a problem with a solution. There are some steps that can be taken to help decrease this annoying muscle spasm. Of course, a stress induced eye twitch can be reduced by lessening stress in your life. Trying and give your eyes a break when using technology or watching TV. If you wear contact lenses, switch to glasses for an afternoon. Take a twenty minute break to rest your eyes when you have to stare at a screen for a long time. Also try eye drops to moisten the eye, which can help with strain.
There are ways to prevent eye twitching from occurring in the first place. Engage in stress reducing activities to keep the twitching at bay. Try taking a walk on your lunch break, take a bath in the evenings or do yoga on the weekends to keep your body relaxed and at peace. Fatigue can also been the root of the problem, so make sure you get plenty of rest. Eight hours is ideal, but at least five hours is necessary to be fully well rested. Caffeine can also cause eye-twitching, so they and switch to decaffeinated tea, coffee and soda to help the situation.
If you actual eye starts twitching, versus the eyelid, it could be a bigger problem. This eye twitch is called nystagmus, and can be treated with small Botox injections. The small quantity helps relax the eye and decrease the twitching. An injection usually last for a couple of months and is an easy way to treat the issue. In rare cases surgery is needed. If the problem persists, consult your doctor for different treatment options.