What Causes Your Eyelid To Twitch?

 

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At some point, you’ve probably experienced a bad case of eye twitching and spasms. While it can be super annoying, it’s actually quite common and usually comes and go for a few days, weeks or months without warning. Most of the time, it’s brought on by a variety of factors, including stress, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, and caffeine – known as a minor eyelid twitch.

“Eye twitching is usually caused by fatigue of the smooth muscles around the eye,” explains Dr. Bola Oyeyipo, a family physician in San Antonio, Texas and co-founder of Healthgist.com. “Unlike skeletal muscle, which we can control, smooth muscles are out of our control as humans.”

For the most part, it’s nothing to worry about, but you’ll need to treat the underlying cause to make the twitching stop.