Why Does A Wind Make My Eyes Water...and sometimes even sting !! ?

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Dearest Ocular Aficionados,

Sometimes when laying upon the couch of my life watching the banality that is the wonder of the box in the corner...I enjoy the breeze of a fan upon my face.

But why does it occasionally make my eyes water ?...well..in fact...most of the times it's one eye...the left......and sometimes the two !

It also stings !!..is this the salt of my tear being rubbed back into my eye ?

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Maybe the breeze is drying out your eyes making them soar, which then causes an increase in the flow of tears above the normal.

 

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Maybe the breeze is drying out your eyes making them sore, which then causes an increase in the flow of tears above the normal.



I agree with Michael as then it forces your eyes to produce the tears to compensate for the fan drying them out! because it dries them quickly I would think your tear ducts may kick into overdrive trying to replace the moisture at a rate to keep up with the drying effect the fan has on them..
 

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My wind is enough to bring tears to anyone's eyes! 
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LOL LOL!! Killer Wind!

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Maybe the breeze is drying out your eyes making them soar, which then causes an increase in the flow of tears above the normal.

 

Thank ewe Michael,

This must also explain my sore arse when standing in front of a fan !!...there's no other reason !

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Maybe the breeze is drying out your eyes making them sore, which then causes an increase in the flow of tears above the normal.



I agree with Michael as then it forces your eyes to produce the tears to compensate for the fan drying them out! because it dries them quickly I would think your tear ducts may kick into overdrive trying to replace the moisture at a rate to keep up with the drying effect the fan has on them..
 

Thank ewe karen.

How do my tear ducts know when my eyes are dry ?...or how do my eyes tell my tear ducts that they are dry ?
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Good question... perhaps its all about dehydration..? EWE are welcome of course I would advise you to wait for a professional answer, as I am sure not it! LOL

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My wind is enough to bring tears to anyone's eyes! 

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