If your eyes are teary when you are not crying or emotional about anything, it may mean that your eyes are reacting to your environment or your unconscious actions.
You can trace your teary eyes to many factors, including allergies, blocked eye ducts, dry eyes, pinkeye, trichiasis, ectropion, and others. It is also essential to know that the medical term for teary eyes is Epiphora. So, let’s get down to elaborately discussing why your eyes make you uncomfortable.
Causes Of Epiphora (Watery Eyes)
Before you start worrying about the tears, we want you to understand that tears help the front surface of your eyes stay healthy. It also enables you to maintain a clear vision. Yeah, you heard right! But, as you already know, too much of everything is not great. Some of the causes of Epiphora thus include:
We are starting with this because many people are ignorant of their allergies. They only notice they feel strange when they come in contact with some things or enter some seasons.
Now, this may sound weird, but yes! Dry eyes can be the cause of your watery eyes. Your tears are made up of three critical components (the basal, reflex, and emotional tears), and if your eyes are teary, then the oil layer of the tears is missing.
Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
This inflammation is typically caused by a virus, bacterial, or infection. An example of such a virus is the common cold.
Conjunctivitis leaves you with pink or red itchy eyes. Sometimes it can be only in one eye; other times, it could be in both.
Blocked eye duct
If you are very observant, you would have noticed that your tears flow from your tear glands and drain into the ducts. If the tear duct is blocked, then your tears will gather in your eyes. Infections or eye injuries can cause blockage.
Are you someone who has to battle your eyelashes because they always find a way into your eyes? Trichiasis is a medical term used to describe eyelashes that grow in instead of out. Inward growth of the eyelashes can also cause watery eyes.
This is similar to trichiasis. It is when your lower eyelid turns outward. This can cause discomfort and make your eyes itchy and watery.
Your lens should bring you comfort and not discomfort. You should examine the reverse and see your optician if the reverse is the case.
Other causes of watery eyes include eye scratches, styes (originating from clogged eye glands), and bell palsy.
Now that you know why your eyes are watery, you have to be more careful and pay attention to your eyes. If it persists, please see your doctor.