Watery eyes occur when your body makes more tears than you lose through evaporation or drainage. Watery eyes or excess tearing may happen naturally in response to emotions or to cold, windy weather. Otherwise, persistent watery eyes can have many causes, including allergies and infections. A blocked tear duct is a common cause of watery eyes. Complications from dry eyes or eye irritation can trigger the release of a large amount of tears in an attempt to lubricate your eyes. The excess tears overwhelm the drainage system, causing watery eyes.
Causes of watery eyes include:
.Allergy to mold, dander, dust
.Blockage of the tear duct
.Environmental irritants (smog or chemicals in the air, wind, strong light, blowing dust)
.Eyelid turning inward or outward
.Foreign bodies and abrasions
Depending on the cause of your watery eyes, other parts of your body may also be affected. A variety of symptoms involving your eyes or other parts of your body can occur along with watery eyes. Watery eye may accompany other common symptoms including:
.Burning feeling in the eyes
.Crusting of the eyelid margin
.Discharge from the eyes
.Redness of the eyes or eyelids
.Runny nose (nasal congestion)
.Sense of a foreign body in the eye
.Swelling of the face
There are a lot of eyes drops available over the counter that will help in soothing the eyes and providing them with the necessary lubrication. It is recommended to consult your eye doctor before using any drops. Watery eyes can be very uncomfortable and can cause considerable harm if not taken care off.
There are also some tips and home remedies to cure watery eyes and they are as follows:
. Wash your eyes with cold water and put 2 or 3 drops of rose water in it. Do thi5 to 6 times a day.
. Add a few drops of diluted honey to some rose water mix this well and then put a drop or two in each eye. You could also soak some cotton pads in this mixture and place it over your eyes while you relax and lie down.
. Aloe Vera juice and rose milk also have a lot of soothing properties so you could apply a few drops to your eyes as it will take care of the burning sensation that make your eyes water.
. Carrots are very good for your eyes as it contains beta carotene which is essential for good vision. You must have a salad with carrots or at least two glasses of carrot juice every week.
. Vitamin C supplementation is helpful for treating watery eyes.
. Take an Aloe Vera leaf and slit it. Keep the pulpy part over your eyes several times a day.
. Steep 1 tsp of dried eyebright herb in 1 pint of boiling water. Strain it and use this liquid as an eyewash.
. Boil chamomile in water and soak cotton balls in this solution and apply on your eyelids.
. Place two spoons in the refrigerator and then take them out after a few minutes. Place the cold spoons on your eyes.
. Press your thumbs to the either side of the nostril to bring a fresh blood supply to the area and soothing relief.
. Steep equal parts of chamomile and eyebright in boiling water, cool, and use as an eyewash.
. Add 12 drops of tincture of chamomile to 1 cup of boiled water, cool, and use as an eyewash.
. Put a moist teabag of eyebright tea on the affected eye for several minutes. Repeat several times a day.
. Make an elderberry blossom tea and use it as eyewash, to soothe your eyes.
. Refrigerate two thin cucumber slices. Then, place one slice over each eye socket. Lay down and relax with the cucumber slices on your eyes for 5-10 minutes.