Have you ever had your eye start twitching for no apparent reason? Mine started twitching yesterday. Right in the middle of a meeting.
I quickly put my hand up to hold down the twitch—I didn’t want people to think I was winking at them.
“What are you doing?” someone asked. Apparently I wasn’t quite as subtle as I thought. On the plus side, I managed to turn the conversation from budgets to eye twitching. And I learned that while I thought I was doing a full-scale eyelid wave, no one had noticed what were actually teeny baby itsy bitsy micro-twitches.
According to My Friend the Internet there are a number of reasons your eye might start twitching. I investigated each.
Eyestrain. That seems entirely reasonable. Strain your eyes, and your overworked muscle twitches. It happens with biceps why not eyeballs. On the other hand, I wasn’t lifting eye-weights or staring at microscopic print. Probably not eyestrain.
Fatigue. Let’s see. Tired eye, tries to close, turns out doing rapid blinky thing? Reasonable, but I’m not any more tired than usual.
Dry eyes. Why on earth would my eyelid enjoy scraping against my arid eye so much it would go to afterburners? No question that my eyes are dry. But again, no more than usual.
Allergies. Which can make your eyes dry or watery (a confusing conundrum). My allergy meds probably rule this out.
Pinkeye. Pretty sure I would have noticed the other pinkeye symptoms.
Stress. Duh. But no more than usual.
Because. Just because. That must be it. At least, it’s the answer I like best.