Left Eye Flickering Superstition and Right Eye Flickering Myths

It is believed that flickering of either eye is an indication of an omen. Eye flickering is not only limited to just an eye disorder; it also has many superstitions associated with it. One set of people think that eye flickering is lucky while another set of people consider it unlucky. Mentioned below are some left and right eye flickering superstitions and myths along with some medical causes behind it.

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Some people believe that flickering of the left eye is an indication of good fortune while the right eye flickering is an indication of bad luck which could be coming your way. So while a flicker of the left eye is considered as good luck and good fortune, a right eye flicker is considered a bad omen or ill luck which is coming your way. In the case of some Chinese women it is just the opposite, as they consider right eye flickering to be a sign of good fortune and left eye flickering to be signs of misfortune. Additionally, there are many beliefs of left eye flickering bringing you some bad news which could make you cry or even wail.

In India there is a different set of superstitions in regards to flickering of the eye. Indians consider flickering of the right eye to be a very good indication while the flickering of the left eye is believed to be inauspicious. Sometimes, eye flickering is also based on the sex of an individual, while the flicker of the left eye is considered good for a women, it could be bad for a man.
In some parts of the world the flickering of the left eye also indicates the arrival of an unwanted guest.

Over a period of time we have heard about various myths and superstitions involving the flicker of the right eye. Some state that the right eye flicker is an indication of an iconic event. Based on a superstition, a flicker of the right eye could mean that you are been spoken about behind your back. These are some of the most common superstitions and myths regarding the flickering of the left and right eye. No one is actually sure as to how precise these myths could be but there are some scientific explanations in regards to this which have been mentioned below.

Some scientific reasons for the flickering of eyes:

There seem to be various reasons behind the flickering of eyes. These reasons can vary from lifestyles to eating habits. Let us see a few of them.

One of the most common reasons for eyes flickering could be the lack of sleep. When you are not able to get sufficient sleep the eye muscles are unable to relax and thus, your eyes continue to flicker throughout the day.

Due to prolonged exposure to dust, pollution, television, computers etc… your eyes are stressed and can develop some allergies. Due to these allergies the eyes begin to get weak and lead to the flickering.

These were some of the superstitions and myths along with some medical reasons behind the flickering of the eyes. However, in case you continue to suffer from eye flickering, visit an ophthalmologist.

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5 Responses to Left Eye Flickering Superstition and Right Eye Flickering Myths

  1. Catherine Rusell says:

    I’m not a very superstitious person but my husband is superstitious to an extent. However, the information mentioned in the article is strange but interesting.

  2. Mentos Barger says:

    Sometimes I experience eye flickering. After I’ve read this post I feel it could be due to the long hours that I spend in front of the computer.

  3. melson morris says:

    Sometimes I experience eye flickering. After I’ve read this post I feel it could be due to the long hours that I spend in front of the computer.

  4. Helen Mary says:

    The topic that your blog deals with demands loads of research. Thanks to you who has provided the intricate information in simple words.

  5. YLRao says:

    .These days my left eye is flickering most of the time if not continuously. I found answer after reading this article ,the reason is due to spending lot of time with the computer, I will use computer strictly as and when required from now onwards.
    Thank you.