Dry Eyes

Optometrist, Doctor of Optometry, OptiLight (IPL), Medical Optometrist, Optometric Glaucoma Specialist & Pediatric Optometry located in Exeter, NH

Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes services offered in Exeter, NH

If your eyes are frequently irritated, red, or painful, you may have a condition known as dry eyes. At Mayo Family Eye Care LLC, comprehensive eye exams and tear tests are available in-office to diagnose dry eyes. Sabrina Mayo, OD, and the team customize a care plan using artificial tears, medicated eye drops, and other treatment strategies to relieve your symptoms and protect your long-term eye health. Call the Exeter, New Hampshire, office to schedule an appointment for dry eyes or book a consultation online today.

Dry Eyes Q & A

What is dry eyes?

Dry eyes is a condition that develops when you’re not able to produce enough tears or tears of sufficient quality to keep your eyes lubricated. A lack of quality tears can trigger inflammation on the surface of your eye that disrupts your vision and causes persistent discomfort.

Your tears are made up of layers of fatty oils, mucus, and aqueous fluids. Tears keep your eyes hydrated and clear away debris, so you can see clearly. Poor quality or insufficient tears can result from:

  • Allergies
  • Eyelid inflammation
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Use of certain medications

Mayo Family Eye Care LLC offers diagnostic evaluations, customized care plans, and ongoing management services for dry eyes.


When should I seek medical care for dry eyes?

You should schedule an evaluation at Mayo Family Eye Care LLC if you have symptoms of dry eyes, such as:

  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Eye pain or stinging
  • Difficult wearing contacts
  • Reduced night vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light

The team may also use special eye drops to determine how fast tears on the surface of your eye evaporate.

Based on the results of your exam and tear tests, the team creates a care plan to ease your symptoms and improve your eye health.


How are dry eyes treated?

The Mayo Family Eye Care LLC team offers several types of dry eye treatment, including:

Intense-pulsed light (IPL)

Intense-pulsed light (IPL) therapy uses targeted light energy to activate your meibomian glands ––  that play a vital role in tear production. IPL improves the function of your meibomian glands.



TearCare is an outpatient procedure that uses a sterile, single-use flexible eyelid device to heat up and activate your meibomian glands. Like IPL therapy, TearCare helps release the oil inside of your meibomian glands, increasing natural tear production.


We Love Eyes®: Tea Tree Foam

This all-natural eyelid cleanser from We Love Eyes contains tea tree water, rose water, and willow bark extract. It promotes lash retention, prevents future lash loss, and keeps bacteria from collecting on our eyelids. 



Avenova is an antibacterial spray specifically formulated for eyelids and eyelashes. It helps relieve chronic eye problems, including dry eyes, contact lens intolerance, and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Call Mayo Family Eye Care LLC to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for dry eyes or book an appointment online.