What Are Some Old Wives' Tales About Eye Twitching?

What Are Some Old Wives' Tales About Eye Twitching?

Old wives' tales about eye twitching focus mainly on luck and future meetings with strangers. The actual causes of eye twitching have physical sources.

Old wives' tales about eye twitching come from Asia and Africa. In China, twitching in the left eye means good luck for men but bad luck for women. India shares this belief, but it is the right eye. Hawaiian traditions say eye twitching mean a stranger is coming. Hawaiians also say it is an omen for disaster if twitching remains constant. Some African traditions also believe twitching means foretells a visitor. Medical reasons include stress, fatigue, dry eyes or allergies according to WebMD.