Do you get watery eyes from time to time? Relax, it’s normal. Now, if you’re dealing with watery eyes for days or even weeks at a time, you might want to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. In most cases, watery eyes can be fixed with simple treatments.
1) Allergies. Many people don’t develop allergies until their adult years, and they can cause problems that make eyes more watery than normal.
2) Infections. There are some minor bacterial infections people can experience, which won’t cause much irritation, but will cause their eyes to be excessively watery.
3) A blockage in the tear duct. Tears are supposed to drain from the eyes naturally and on a regular basis, but those with a blocked duct will not be able to drain their tears normally. This condition may require a minor procedure or prescription medication.
4) Wind and debris. When people are walking outside, wind can cause their eyes to dry out quicker than normal. Also, minor irritants like dust can cause eyes to produce more fluid than normal to push out the foreign objects.
There are many ways this condition can be treated. In some cases, people only need to make sure they are wearing their eyeglasses to prevent wind to protect from wind and debri. However, if you’re dealing with watery eyes because they have a blocked duct, you may need to start using prescription drops or have a minor procedure done.
There are special tools eye doctors can use to open someone’s tear duct and remove the blockage that’s causing the water to remain on the surface of the eyes. In most cases, though, treating watery eyes is a simple and won’t require anything complex.
Gould Vision has provided quality eye care to thousands of patients. With the persistence of our founder and head optometrist, Dr. Adina Gould, our state-of-the-art Miami Beach facility was completed in August 2009. Our centrally-located office also serves the nearby areas of Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands, and South Beach, Florida.