Weekend over and back to the work week means more coffee for some of us.
Coffee in moderation won't hurt the eyes but drinking too much can cause a problem. The dreaded EYELID TWITCH!
If you have ever had an eyelid twitch you know how annoying it is. You can not concentrate on anything else. And you are convinced everyone can see it.
This condition is called lid myokymia. It is a benign condition that is related to...
- too much caffeine
- too much nicotine
- lack of sleep
- too much stress
Got one, two or all of the above? Remember to reduce your caffeine or nictine and get more sleep in you can. Work on ways to reduce your stress if at all possible. Easier said than done, I know.
Alternatively, you can also sip on tonic water. Tonic water has a substance called quinine that helps to calm the muscle spams of the eyelid.
Still worried? Book in to see one of our optometrists by phoning 01635 528844 or book online at www.drvalariejerome.com
Dr Valarie Jerome
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