@nate Hello, You should contact a physician or eye doctor if you have excessive or prolonged tearing. In most cases, watery eyes will clear up without treatment. If not, your physician or eye doctor will perform an eye exam or a physical. Here are some remedies a warm, wet towel placed on your eyes several times a day, can help with blocked tear ducts, antibiotics if you have an eye infection, and prescription eye drops. hot compresses and cold compresses do not exactly cure eye infections. However, they can alleviate the discomfort associated with certain eye diseases. Cold compresses can reduce swelling in the event of eye injuries and infections. Thanks!