5 simple ways to treat watery eyes



Watery eyes mean that your eyes produce too much tear uncontrollably.

Everyone at any age can experience the watery eyes; however, it is the fact that it is the common ailment in young babies and the people at the age of over 60.

Watery eyes can lead to sticky eyes, sore eyelids, and blurred vision. It is important for you to see the doctor when you suspect that you are suffering watery eyes.

This disease is caused by the dysfunction of Meibomian glands which is located in the eyelids.

These glands release an oily substance which helps to slow down the tear’s evaporation. Due to dysfunction of Meibomian glands, it can lead to dry patches on the eyes.

1. Massage

Blocked or narrowed tear ducts are the common cause of watery eyes. Blockages will keep the tearing from draining away. Narrowed or blocked tear ducts not only cause watery eyes but also eye infection. Babies are vulnerable to watery eyes. The possible reason may be that a tear duct of babies opens slowly. As the way on how to treat watery eyes, you should massage the corner of the eyes towards the baby’s nose gently. This treatment will open the tear ducts gradually and improve watery eyes.

2. Baby Shampoo

Eye irritation can lead to the watery eyes when eyes release so many tears uncontrollably. Conjunctivitis is one of the main triggers of eye irritation. Conjunctivitis is an allergic reaction which can lead to inflammation. When you experience the conjunctivitis, your eyes will try to ease irritation by releasing tears. However, sometimes it cannot control the problem. Therefore, if you suffer from conjunctivitis which leads to watery eyes, the best way on how to treat watery eyes is curing conjunctivitis first. You can do that with baby shampoo solution. Dip a clean cotton pad in the mixture of baby shampoo and warm water. Finally, try to clean areas around your eyes gently. It is important to stay away from makeup or contact lens because they will make the inflammation get worse

3. Castor Oil 

Tear contains fat, water and proteins. Dry patches are formed if tear has a low fat content and cannot spread easily. As a result, dry eyes cause eye irritation which makes your eye produce too many tears. It is found that castor oil is effective in treating dry eyes. You can apply a few drops on your eyes before bedtime. Moreover, vitamin A eye drops can help you to ease dry eye syndromes as effectively as traditional eye drops. You can also ease symptoms of watery eyes or dry eyes by consuming a lot of foods which are rich in vitamin A.

4. Warm Compress

Blepharitis is eyelid inflammation which causes itchy, stinging eyes and makes it difficult for the tear to spread cross the eyes. As a result, your eyes will water uncontrollably. In this case, it is suggested that a warm compress over the eyelids may help to treat irritation due to blepharitis.

5. Warm Water

If the particles in your eyes are trapped due to dust or grit, the excellent way on how to treat watery eyes is good eye hygiene. It means that you should wash your eyes regularly with warm water in order to loose crusting, blockages and trapped particles.