Why Is My Eye Twitching? And How LASIK Can Help

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Find Out the Source of Your Discomfort and Get Relief

Feeling your eye twitch brings up many feelings – and a lot of time spent searching the internet. First, you worry about whether your eye twitch is “normal” or if it’s the sign of a medical issue. You wonder what’s causing your twitch in the first place and how you can get rid of this symptom.

The most common reasons for eye twitching include stress, tiredness, or too much caffeine. Alcohol use, smoking, and dehydration can also cause this symptom. However, these are typically harmless events that can be alleviated with self-care, such as rest, finding ways to de-stress, or changing dietary habits.

However, many people who experience eye twitching begin to suspect that this symptom has something to do with their vision. If you experience an eye twitch after using your computer for long periods of time or when using contacts, your solution may be right here with the LASIK eye surgery experts at Durrie Vision.

Eye Twitching Could Be a Vision-Related Symptom

Eye twitching and several other uncomfortable symptoms can be directly attributed to two eye-related issues:

  1. Digital eye strain
  2. Wearing contact lenses

Both conditions can cause your eyes to twitch, feel dry or irritated, and generally uncomfortable. You can also get help for these conditions with LASIK at Durrie Vision. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology to help you live your life more fully without glasses or contacts. You’ll also save money because the cost of LASIK is far more affordable than glasses and contacts over time.

Eye Twitching and Digital Eye Strain

If you spend a significant amount of time on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you may be experiencing an eye and vision-related symptom, medically known as Computer Vision Syndrome.

Also referred to as digital eye strain, this problem causes the following symptoms:

  • Eye twitching
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain

Screen glare, poor lighting, incorrect posture, and viewing your computer from angles other than eye-level are often the main contributors to digital eye strain. However, finding a solution for the way you use your device typically doesn’t resolve digital eye strain, if you already have an underlying vision issue.

If you’ve needed an increasingly stronger prescription as you’ve gotten older, staring at a digital device can exacerbate your steadily growing vision problems. Continued discomfort when using a digital device is why many of our patients seek out Durrie Vision for a LASIK procedure.

LASIK eye surgery provides the best vision possible for your eyes without the use of glasses or contacts. It’s also a far more affordable way to correct your vision, given that the cost of LASIK surgery ends up being far less expensive than a lifetime of contacts and glasses purchases.

Eye Twitching and Your Contacts

Your cause of your eye twitch could also be attributed to your contact lenses. As any contacts-wearer knows, these lenses come with a host of side effects, including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Irritated, red eyes
  • Discomfort and pain
  • Eye fatigue
  • Watery eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Worsening allergies
  • Greater likelihood of infection
  • Eye twitching

Eye twitching and contact lenses go hand-in-hand. Contacts make your eyes dryer, more tired and sensitive, much like digital eye strain. In fact, your eye twitch may be a combination of your contacts and your device use.

You can get rid of your issues with contacts and potentially avoid digital eye strain with LASIK eye surgery at Durrie Vision. A 10-to-15-minute outpatient procedure, LASIK eliminates your need for glasses and contacts, so you can wake up and see without them and their annoying side effects.

Discover All the Benefits of a LASIK Procedure

Many patients find out about the benefits of LASIK after they’ve noticed a particular symptom like eye twitching. They do a little research and recognize that LASIK eye surgery offers a far better solution for their vision.

After a free consultation at Durrie Vision and a quick procedure with our highly knowledgeable and welcoming medical team, our patients experience the following benefits of laser eye surgery:

  • No more morning or nighttime contact lens routines
  • The chance to participate in new activities, including swimming, exercising, and other recreational sports
  • A new look without glasses
  • No more battles with allergies and contacts
  • No more worries about breaking your glasses
  • No annual expenses for new contact lenses, eyeglasses, and supplies

Durrie Vision also offers financial solutions to help make the cost of LASIK even easier on you, so you can experience this procedure’s benefits right away:

  • Special financing options with as little as 0% interest
  • Pay with FSA and HSA funds
  • Savings for patients’ immediate family members
  • Discounts for military and first responders
  • Additional promotions throughout the year

Schedule a Free LASIK Consultation At Durrie Vision Today

When you don’t have to deal with the frustrations of glasses and contacts, you’re a lot less likely to search the internet for eye- and vision-related symptoms. Instead, you’ll be able to spend more time doing what you love, while saving money along the way.

To find out if LASIK is right for you, schedule a free consultation with Durrie Vision, or call (913) 491-3330. We look forward to helping you solve your current vision problems with our expert techniques.