Have you have gotten into trouble with your eyes winking at people at random, and getting their annoyance, and sometimes getting their unwanted attention? If you didn’t know what the problem is, it is simply called Eyelid Twitching. Also known as blepharospasms. Some people have it prominently, and some are able to control it to some extent. Blame it on the involuntary contraction of the muscle caused by a variety of factors. Some of them being excessive eye strain, lack of rest, dehydration, alcoholism, and stress.
There is definitely cure for this syndrome. Let’s start slowly, and surely, and at the end of it all, the reader can wink away their winking worries!
Start by downing the shutters of the eyes (in other words just shutting the eyes). Hold them tightly shut. Then suddenly make them wide open, as wide open as possible. Repeat this process, until there is tear formation. Stop, if there is pain, or if the twitching is worsening. The outcome of this exercise is to hydrate the eyes. It also increases blood circulation in the eyes.
Massage the eyes
Hold the bottom eyelids, and massage the eyes using a circular motion, using the middle finger of both hands. Do it for both eyes, but do it for the twitching eye for about half-a-minute or more. Before performing this simple exercise, ensure the hands are clean, and tidy. This exercise increases blood circulation, relieves the eyes from strain, and strengthens muscles.
This is real easy for those who already are blinkers! Jokes apart, try blinking at a high speed. Flutter and flutter the eyes, but make the blinking light, and not heavy. Flutter the eyelids like a butterfly’s wings. This eye activity washes away the dirt in the eye, and can alleviate twitching.
Shut the eyes and squeeze it. Don’t open and hold the squeeze for about 30 seconds. All this activity does is increase tear production, increase muscle strength in and around the eyes.
Making lifestyle changes
Eating right, and sleeping adequately, combined with exercise stops the problem. Stay away from caffeinated drinks, including coffee. Consult a Sugarland Eye & Laser Center Houston laser eye surgery eye doctor, who can advise of possible long-term solutions, including LASIK surgery (safe surgery) if applicable.
Drink at least 10 glasses of water. Sleep for at least 8 hours a day. Don’t stare for too much time into computer monitor, television screens. But yes, watch a movie at the cinemas once in a way without worry about staring at the screen!
Consult a doctor
Check with an eye doctor if the twitching persists. Sometimes twitching can lead to a shut eye that does not open. There could be associated distress such as headache and blurry vision. There could be an underlying condition causing this, and a doctor is well-advised to make the diagnosis. Remember that for everything there is a solution, so stay positive!
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