8. Dry Eyes

Dry Eye

Dry eyes can contribute to eye twitching. According to the Mayo Clinic, dry eye can be caused by many factors. These include a decreased production of tears, an increase in the evaporation of tears, and changes in the makeup of tears. Tear production may decrease in individuals over the age of 50. Additionally, autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome, and thyroid disorders may decrease your body’s ability to manufacture the tears needed to keep your eyes properly moist. Schedule a visit with your doctor if you suffer from red, painful, irritated eyes in order to determine the underlying cause.

7. Excessive Stress

Stress

Your body has ways of betraying your feelings of stress, tension, and anxiety. Ignoring the effects of high-pressure life circumstances can cause your body to rebel. Pay attention to physical signs that mental stress is getting the best of you. Look for ways to release tension through physical activity, deep breathing exercises, journaling, or prayer. Make time to relieve stress by connecting with friends and family through phone calls, lunch dates, or getting out together for a hike. Unplugging from screens and enjoying a bubble bath or listening to calming music may help restore peace to your mind and body.

6. Eye Strain

Avoid Straining

One result of spending too much time staring at computer screens is weakened and irritated eye muscles. The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers several tips for preventing eye strain from staring at screens. One such tip involves the 20-20-20 rule. This entails looking away from your screen every 20 minutes to gaze for 20 seconds at an object at least 20 feet away. Other ways to protect your eyes when using screens include reducing glare and sitting an arm’s length away from the screen. Lastly, make sure your screen isn’t excessively brighter than the light in the room around you.

Related: 14 Simple Tips for Reducing Pesky Eye Bags and Dark Circles
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