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Eye twitching, or myokymia, is a very common occurrence. Myokymia is simply an involuntary spasm in the muscle of the eyelid.  Many everyday factors can cause this including dry or tired eyes, caffeine, fatigue, stress, allergies, or even diet.  Many cases are sporadic and go away on their own, but if you experience this often, such as for more than two weeks, or if the twitching moves to other parts of your face affecting your vision, you should see an eye doctor.  Relief from myokymia is simple. Here are some tips:  1) Take frequent breaks from the computer; 2) Try to relax, reduce stress and get plenty of sleep; 3) Use eye drops to keep the eye lubricated; 4) Soothe the spastic nerve by alternating cold and hot compresses; 5) Have a glass of tonic water-the quinine soothes nerve impulses; 6) Cut down on caffeine; 7) Consult us about computer glasses (these glasses have an anti-reflective coating to minimize glare and light reflections that cause eye strain).

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