Eyelid twitches are quite common and mostly benign; however, they are often irritating or somewhat embarrassing. There are more fast twitch muscle fibers in the eyelids than anywhere else in your body and when your general health is not quite right, the fast twitch muscle fibers will contract erratically showing up noticeably in the lids. Most eyelid twitches come and go, but some can persist for weeks. In order to relieve an eyelid twitch you need to understand its cause. Some of the most commons causes are:
If your eyelid twitch persists more than a few days, book an appointment with your optometrist to determine if there is an underlying cause.