My eyes are twitching and I’m stressed!

stress and eye twitching

Stress can have many effects on the eye. It can manifest as blurry vision, distorted vision, tunnel vision, tension and headaches. Eye twitching, or blepharospasms, may also be common in times of increased stress. The increased adrenaline released by prolonged anxiety is a common cause. In cases of central serous retinopathy, which is common in individuals of high stress jobs, there is swelling in the central macular area of the retina.  This leads to a sudden onset distortion or blur to the central vision. It may resolve under close observation or may require laser treatment to control the swelling. Lid twitching will commonly resolve with resolution of the stress. In extreme cases, botox may be needed to control the twitching.

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease such as cataract treatment in Columbus, Ohio, for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington and Nationwide Plaza. 

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*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor or healthcare professional.*

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