Excessive Tear Production
Eyes which produce too much tears are due to the surface of the eye being irritated or inflamed. This is known as reflex tearing. There can be several causes for this;
Allergy such as hay fever.
Foreign bodies in the eye
Inflammation caused by friction of the eyelids moving over the surface of the eye usually due to poor quality tears lacking in oil.
Increased lid friction caused by contact lens wear.
Alternatively watery eyes can be caused by poor drainage. The eyes produce tears normally but do not drain away due to;
Blocked tear ducts
Lax or loose eye lids
Both these conditions can lead to irritated sore eyes.The first step is to book an appointment with your optician to determine the cause of your watery eye or eyes.You will then be given a treatment plan or referral for hospital treatment depending on the cause.