Watery eyes are annoying, and can be uncomfortable and distracting. When eyes are watery, it may be difficult to drive, read, or perform other activities that requires focus.
Watery eyes may be due to allergies, aqueous deficiency, or evaporative dry eye, all of which can cause reflexive tearing.
Eyes may sometimes get watery after punctual plugs are inserted in the tear ducts or after punctual cautery because the tear film no longer drains out through the tear ducts.
Watery eyes can also impact social interactions, particularly when it is difficult, embarrassing, or inappropriate to look like you are crying.