Your Eye Won’t Stop Twitching? Here’s What to Do
Wonder how to stop an eye twitch that won’t quit? Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Optometrist Stephanie Erwin, OD, fields this one.
A: Three common causes for an eye twitch are stress, fatigue and caffeine intake.
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So the best treatments for an eye twitch are to reduce the stressors in your life, get plenty of rest, and drink fewer caffeinated beverages.
What can you do in the meantime? I often recommend warm compresses to help relax the eye muscles. And, sometimes, a twitch can be a sign of dry eye or allergy, for which I recommend eye drops.
—Optometrist Stephanie Erwin, OD