Droopy eyelids can be caused by excess skin on the upper eyelids that weighs down the lids, causing interference with vision. Normal aging contributes to droopy eyelids.If there’s a problem with the muscle that holds open the eyelids, causing it to droop, the issues can be surgically corrected if necessary. There can be more serious issues that contribute to droopiness of the eyelids, whether it’s a brain tumor, you’ve had a stroke, or there’s some other neurological disorders that has caused problems with the nerves or the muscles that help hold the eyelids open.