Nearly everyone will notice their eyes twitching at some point in their life, but some people may experience involuntary eye twitches for very long periods of time. Keep reading to learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for eye twitching.
Causes of Eye Twitching
Eye twitching can be caused by many things, most of which are the results of habits and can be easily fixed through lifestyle changes, while other causes may be neurological disorders.
- Habits that cause eye twitching can include: excessive caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, or other substance use.
- The most common causes include: poor sleep quality, dry eyes, fatigue, or wind.
- Illnesses that commonly cause eye twitches include: pink eye or other eye infections.
- Neurological disorders such as: Parkinson’s disease.
Symptoms of Eye Twitching
The symptoms of eye twitching will always involve quick, involuntary spasms, but can also include having red, dry, or sore eyes, and light sensitivity.
Most cases of eye twitching do not require complicated treatment. In some cases, the it is caused by a neurological disorder which will be carefully treated as necessary by a specialist.
The most common treatments include:
- Temporary use of medicated eye drops
- Mild muscle relaxant medications
- Lifestyle changes such as reducing the use of tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine
- Learning how to improve sleep quality
Do you suffer from frequent eye twitching? Schedule an appointment at Casa Grande Eye Care for an examination today.