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There are basically two overall reasons for watery eyes: too much tear production and problems with tear removal.
Too much tear production can be from allergies, eyestrain, overuse, smoke, irritation of any sort.
Problems with tear removal include blockage of tear ducts or a malformation of the tear duct, or a problem with the eyelid overhanging and causing problems with the tear removal pump.
I would suggest you see your eye doctor again. If you are anywhere from 50 onward, you may have slight eyelid problems (I did). Even a small sag can complicate things. A simple outpatient surgery tightened up the upper eyelid and I haven't had trouble for the past 10 years. Insurance paid for it since it was affecting eyesight. That it made me look a few years younger was a bonus.
It never hurts to have a second opinion. I would definitely pick an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor) rather than an optometrist though, if that isn't the type of provider you saw before.
Good luck and happy new year!