How to Stop Eye Twitching

Why do my eyes twitch? We’ve all had this happen at one point or another.  Maybe you stayed up late studying or perhaps you stared at your computer for hours on end.  Either way, eye twitching can be extremely annoying and hard to get rid of.  Most of us don’t require medical attention for involuntary eye twitching.

  1. Start with hard blinking. Close your eyes as tight as possible. Squeeze them as much as you can and then suddenly open up unexpectedly wide. Execute this type of blinking until the tears burst out of your eyes.
  2. Massage lightly your bottom eyelids in a circular motion using your middle fingers.
  3. Blink for a half a minute. Try to do that with adequate speed, and at the same time, make the movements very light. Imagine that your eyelashes are butterfly’s wings. The process of blinking is extremely important to your eyes – it relaxes most of the eye muscles, lubricates and cleanses the eyeballs.
  4. Close your eyes halfway down. You will notice that your upper eyelids constantly tremble with different amplitude. Concentrate your efforts on stopping this trembling.
  5. Blink for a minute with your eyes closed.
  6. Spend 2 minutes to give yourself an Acupressure Massage.
  7. If you can do any Eye Hydrotherapy Procedures.
  8. Read the original article on
    Eye twitching can occur under the eye or in the upper eyelid and it can affect the right or left eye.  Eye twitching causes include Benign Essential Blepharospasm (which isn’t harmful), dry eyes, Tourette’s syndrome and strained eyes. Eye twitching should not be confused with drooping eyes which requires serious medical attention as soon as possible.

    When to Contact Your Optometrist

    Taking good care of your eyes is extremely important, so if you’re experiencing an eye twitch that lasts more than seven days, results in your eye being permanently shut, moves into your entire face, causes redness or swelling and/or changes into a drooping eyelid, contact your Optometrist right away.  Please feel free to contact our in-house 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Optometrist who will be more than happy to see you as soon as possible.


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