3 Reasons Your Eyes Won’t Stop Watering

It has been months since you’ve thought about your childhood dog, seen a sad movie, or even stubbed your toe! So then why are your eyes watering so much! From being an annoying occurrence to a potentially deadly one as impaired vision, particularly when operating heavy machinery such as your car, can be unsafe, eyes that excessively water is an issue that needs to be addressed. Keep reading to learn three top reasons why your eyes are watering and what to do about them.

  • Allergies

Spring showers may be welcome, especially after the cold of winter, but they shouldn’t be referring to your eyes! Not just seasonal allergies; however, but all allergies can cause eyes to water. Taking antihistamine allergy medication can help as well as limiting your exposure to allergens by staying inside during pollen season, dusting frequently in your home, and limiting time with dander causing animals such as cats and dogs. Along with allergy medication, eye drops can help as well.

  • Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can cause your eyes to be overly watery? Yes! As non-instinctive as it may seem, your body may detect dry eyes and cause your eyes to water. If your dry eye issue is never addressed, your eyes may continuously water. There can be numerous causes for dry eyes that can range from medical reasons, such as rheumatoid arthritis, to environmental circumstances, such as working in smoky areas. Eye drops may be able to help, depending on your context.

  • Blocked Tear Ducts

Glands in your eyes are responsible for creating tears. The water in your eyes drains out through specialized holes in the corner of your eyes. There are also ducts which discharge tears into the nose. There can be many reasons for these ducts becoming blocked from infection to injury. In instances where the ducts do not clear, surgery is required.

What Should I Do About Excessive Watering? 

If you’ve already tried some solutions to fix watery eyes, or even if you haven’t tried anything yet, then it may be time to call in some grade-A help. It’s best to consult with your doctor so they can diagnose you. Remember, excessive tearing can have a variety of causes with different treatments that work best for each cause. If you’re looking for the best help call Dr. Tresley at 847-291-6900!

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