How to Overcome Watery Eyes


Other than the tears (saline fluid), oil is also produced by other glands on the eyelids. This substance can stop tears from quickly evaporating.

The glands in the eyelids produce small amounts of tears when you blink. These tears are used to moisten your eyes and remove foreign objects. When you laugh, yawn or cry, your tears are more concentrated. Some people may have watery eyes every day.

What causes watery eyes When oil-producing glands stop working properly, it can cause watery eyes. This causes tears to evaporate faster and dry out quicker. Excessive tear production is triggered by dry eyes, which can lead to watery eyes. A blockage of the tear ducts can also cause watery eyes.

Watery eyes can be caused by a variety of conditions, including

  • Weather and environmental factors surrounding the eyes such as smoke, wind or too bright light.
  • Eyestrain.
  • The eye is affected by a foreign object, or an irritating chemical.
  • Flu.
  • Allergy.
  • Inflammation of the eyeslids.
  • Conjunctivitis is an infection of one eye.
  • The lashes can grow outward or inward.
  • Drug side effects.
  • Thyroid disorders, chronic sinusitis and tumors are some of the conditions.
  • Radiation therapy side effects
  • Age is also associated with watery eyes. This condition is more common in older people and babies.

How To Overcome Watery Eyes
Watery eyes usually resolve on their own and do not need special attention. Sometimes, however, the condition can interfere with daily activities or feelings of comfort. This is why special treatment may be necessary.

There are several ways to treat watery eyes, depending on the cause:

  • Clear blocked tear ducts by compressing your eyes with a wet towel several days a week.
  • You can treat dry eyes with eye drops
  • Your doctor might prescribe antibiotics for watery eyes due to conjunctivitis, eye infections, or other conditions.
  • Antihistamines can be used to treat allergies.
  • Ingrown lashes can be treated or removed by a doctor.
  • If there is a blockage of your tear ducts, your doctor may recommend surgery.
  • Blockage of the tear-ducts can cause watery eyes in babies. A blockage in the tear ducts of babies is usually treatable on its own.

You can speed up the healing process by massaging the tear glands with a clean index fingers. Gently massage your baby’s side, just below his inner corner. Then, move the massage toward the nostrils. For several months, you can do this massage several times daily.

If the condition does not improve, surgery might be an option.

If your daily activities are not affected by watery eyes, then treatment is not necessary. If you have persistent watery eyes that cause pain, redness or irritation to your eyes, bleeding around the eyes, severe headaches, vision issues, or make it difficult for you to see, you should consult an eye doctor right away.