Watery eyes can be a symptom of dry eyes syndrome.
Even if the two sound like the complete opposite, it’s not uncommon for people with dry eyes to experience this symptom. The layer of tears that covers the eye when we blink has three layers: oil, water, and mucus.
When the eyes get irritated due to dry eyes syndrome, the glands that produce the tears respond by increasing the water amount in tears. These glands are called lacrimal glands. They are found in the upper part of the eyelid.
These so-called reflex tears occur due to eye irritation. They will provide relief from the irritation but they are annoying. The only way to get rid of watery eyes is to get proper dry eye treatment that will restore the normal balance in the tear layer and will decrease irritation.