Free shipping on US orders over $39
0 Cart
Added to Cart
    You have items in your cart
    You have 1 item in your cart
    Check Out Continue Shopping

    News — eyes

    8 Causes of Eye Twitching and How Glasses Can Help

    Reading Glasses Help Fight Eye Strain and Twitching

    Are you battling with a case of the twitchy eyelids? This uncomfortable and often annoying condition occurs when the lower (or upper) eyelid occasionally spasms on its own. Although others around you rarely notice these twitches, they may present a considerable distraction to those suffering with them.

    Eye Twitching from Eye Strain and Caffeine

    The most common causes of eye twitching include:

    1. Stress. Particularly busy or stressful times sometimes cause eyes to twitch.

    2. Fatigue. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night helps prevent eye twitching.

    3. Caffeine. The stimulating effect of caffeine occasionally has too much of an energizing effect on eyes.

    4. Eye strain. Struggling to read or view a computer screen is a common trigger for eye twitch. Reading glasses can alleviate the overworked muscles, ease strain and eliminate the problem.

    5. Allergies. Rubbing itchy eyes releases histamines into tears and eyelids, causing twitching.

    6. Nutrition. Deficiencies in magnesium and other nutrients may be the culprit behind some cases of eye twitch.

    7. Alcohol. If your eye twitch has accompanied an uptick in alcohol consumption, try cutting back on the booze.

    8. Dry eyes. When eyes fail to produce adequate tears, one side effect may be eye twitching. Eye drops are available for this condition so see your Doctor if you're suffering from dry eye symptoms.

    [SEE ALSO: Tips for Choosing the Best Eyeglass Frames]

    Reading Glasses for Sale Under $20 

    One of the easiest ways to prevent or eliminate eye twitching is to obtain the proper reading eyewear. From simple specs to reading glasses with bling, I Heart Eyewear has the designer-inspired reading eyewear you need to kick the twitching habit for good.

    How Often Should I Have My Eyes Checked?

    Eye Exams Aren't Just for Those Who Wear Glasses Every Day

    eye-chart-for-reading-glassesFor people of all ages and in all states of health, regular eye exams represent an important part of a well-rounded wellness plan. A skilled ophthalmologist will check eyes for vision problems, as well as common health conditions affecting the eyes.

    Age and health status affects how often an individual should have their eyes checked, including:

    • Children. Young people should receive their first eye examinations before turning three; those without identified vision problems should continue to receive them every two years into adulthood.
    • Adults. Although many adults believe they have perfect vision, this is often because they have not yet experienced the improved quality of life glasses can provide. From the 20s through the late 30s, adults should continue to receive eye exams on a biannual basis.
    • Individuals with glasses or contacts. Regardless of age, anyone who has already received an eyeglass or contact prescription should receive comprehensive eye exams at least once per year to detect further vision changes.
    • Individuals with eye-related symptoms. Anyone experiencing pain, excessive tearing, redness, injuries, or changes to vision should contact an eye doctor immediately.
    • Older adults. Past the age of 40, adults should seek comprehensive eye exams each year to ensure early identification of conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.

    Take Our Eyeglass Frames with You

    I Heart Eyewear offers everything from reading glasses to bifocals with designer eyeglass frames to suit any style. Our “no power” glasses are perfect for having fit with specific eyeglass prescriptions -- simply take them to your next eye doctor appointment, and viola! Peruse our wide selection to find glasses for your unique style and vision needs!


    When was the last time you scheduled a comprehensive eye exam?