There are some pathological reasons for watery eyes so if you are experiencing this on a regular basis, you might benefit from a formal investigation by an optometrist and subsequent treatment.
Watery eyes tend to affect vision by upsetting the perfectly smooth surface of the eye, causing blurred vision. While usually resolved by blinking, your eye may also remain red and irritated or uncomfortable, though not always. There are two reasons that will cause your eyes to run:
This is when your normal tears dam up and overflow onto your cheek. This is the situation described above.
Blockages can be temporary and a gentle massage between the bridge of your nose and your eye with a warm flannel may relieve it.
Try this first – it’s easy to do on your own and might improve the situation.
This is when your eyes make more tears to try to flush or rinse themselves.
The cause is usually because of injury or irritation and might include: