Watery eyes happen when eyes produce a surplus of tears, or in other words, when eyes make more tears than they can efficiently drain. This may be due to over production of tears, a complication with drainage, or both.

What Causes Watery Eyes?

There are several causes for watery eyes, including cold, allergies, foreign objects, your body’s natural response to dry eyes, or an obstruction to the tear drainage system.

Symptoms of Watery Eyes

Tears accumulate in the eye, and trickle over the cheek..

Treatment for Watery Eyes

Watery eyes are not a medical condition, but can be symptom of many different eye conditions. So if you have watery eyes consult an eye care professional. There could be an underlying cause you are unaware of (such as dry eye, in which case you may need artificial tears or eye drops), or a blockage of the tear ducts – both of which your doctor can help you with.