ZEST is the Zocular Eyelid System Treatment; a 15-20 minute in-office eyelid and eyelash deep gentle cleansing and exfoliating treatment that lifts and clears oils, debris, and bacteria biofilm from your eyelid margins (like a deep shampoo for your eyelids). This buildup can be the reason your eyelids constantly feel itchy and can contribute to your dry eye symptoms.
Zocular gel contains natural ingredients including:
During the ZEST dry eye treatment, we will first put on a relaxing warm eye mask for a few minutes, then use gentle pressure to expel the gland contents. Next an okra-infused gel is applied using a sterile cotton tip applicator to gently exfoliate the eyelid margin to remove debris and biofilm (bacteria and demodex). The procedure is painless and is similar to going to the dentist for a dental cleaning to remove plaque off your teeth. After the procedure, the biofilm, similar to plaque, can still build up on your eyelids and eyelashes. Therefore, at Eye Etiquette Optical, we include a take home Zocufoam cleanser to be used for 6-8 weeks.
Zocufoam contains similar ingredients to the Zocular Gel for the in office procedure. We recommend using this product once daily by putting the foam on a clean finger, massaging it into your eyelids, leaving it on for 30-60 seconds, removing it with a towel, followed by rinsing your eyelids with water.
We will be offering the ZEST dry eye treatment at our Belmont Market location with Dr. Sarah Barber. To book an appointment, or if you have any other questions, we would love to help! Call us at (778) 432-3344 or fill out the form below.