What is ZEST?
Zest (Zocular Eyelid System Treatment) is an innovative and effective in-office treatment for dry eye, blepharitis and demodex.
The procedure is painless, and it involves applying a natural okra-based gel to the eyelid margin and lashes with a cotton swab and cleaning in a circular motion, working the gel into a lather. Following the deep cleansing procedure, the gel is rinsed off with saline solution.
Okra is a powerful cleansing ingredient that is also gentle to use around the eye, helping to calm and soothe inflammation.
After only one treatment, patients will notice significant relief from the symptoms of dry eye and an improvement of the health and appearance of their eyes.
ZEST and Eye Hygiene
Dry eye and blepharitis are often associated with poor hygiene of the eye area. Eye hygiene includes keeping the eyelids, eyelid margin and lashes clean. Dirt and debris on the edges of your eyelids can lead to symptoms of itching, burning and gritty eyes. With every blink, the debris may enter the tear film and coat the eye, leading to redness and irritation. Poor eye hygiene can also lead to demodex mites in the hair follicles. Demodex can exacerbate inflammation and dry eye symptoms by blocking the oil glands at the base of your eyelashes.
ZEST is an in-office lid cleaning and debridement system using a natural okra-based gel. It is an effective treatment for killing demodex mites, removing dirt and debris and relieving associated inflammation.