Why The Fork Is My Eye Twitching?!

Picture of a senior businessman rubbing his painful eyes

Bet you didn’t expect to see a reference to The Good Place on an eye clinic website! Well, we don’t wanna swear and that show is super cute, so “fork” it is!

Seriously though, eye twitching is annoying as fork and it seems to come out of nowhere. It might feel like some random thing that’s only trying to bother you, but there’s usually a very simple cause.

Your Eye Might Be Twitching Because…

The elements are out to get you. Nature is petty sometimes. The wind could be blowing around pollen or something else that’s bothering your eyes and causing them to twitch.

You’re tired as heck and drinking too much caffeine to keep yourself going. Exhaustion causes muscle strain and caffeine in large quantities can cause eye twitches. Combine those two and you one big twitchy cocktail!

Your eyes are sensitive to light. This can be even worse if you have a desk job and have to stare at a monitor all day. Try turning down the blue light on your computer and phone (iPhones and iMacs calls this feature “Night Shift” mode).

Smoke from your cigarettes is irritating it. We’re not going to judge you for smoking, but cigarettes can cause eye problems beyond just smoke getting in them.

Your body isn’t meshing with a new medication. If you’re having strange side effects since you started taking a new pill, talk to your doctor. They’ll be able to figure out if the meds are causing any problems and if you need an alternative.

Schedule An Exam With Our Eye Doctor in Wilmington, NC

The right care will protect your eyes and help make you feel more comfortable. Dr. Tiffany Jackson and the staff at Front Street Optometric Care have the experience and expertise to help you.

If you need an optometrist for a routine eye examination, to find the right pair of contact lenses or glasses, or for more advanced eye care services, we can give you the service you deserve. Dr. Tiffany Jackson has given years of outstanding service to the community and has a reputation for excellence.

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