Treating Dry Eye With Natural Power: Say Goodbye to Blepharitis and Dry Eye With Zest

Jun 17, 2024 | Dry Eye, Eye health

We are thrilled to introduce Zest, an exciting new blepharitis and dry eye treatment option now available at the Eye Collective. Created by American ophthalmologist Dr. Peter Pham, Zest is a revolutionary lid cleaning routine designed to provide fast, painless, and minimally invasive relief for dry eye, blepharitis, stye, and chalazion. This innovative treatment is both effective and easy to administer, offering significant improvements within minutes.

What is Zest?

Zest is an in-office treatment that utilizes a specialized gel and cleaning swab to gently lift and remove biofilm—a layer of bacteria and debris that forms on the eyelids and contributes to various eye conditions including blepharitis, dry eye, stye and chalazion. The process is similar to plaque removal from teeth and helps alleviate inflammation and discomfort from the eye. Depending on the severity of the eye condition, the treatment program for you might involve a few in-office sessions and a special cleaning routine at home to enhance the treatment effect. 

How Does Zest Work?

Zest uses a special gel packed with natural goodness like okra polysaccharides, aloe vera, soy protein, caffeine, citrus peel extract, and raspberry seed oil. Together, these powerhouse ingredients banish biofilm without causing any harm or irritation to your delicate eye tissues.

How is Zest different from other eyelid treatments? 

When it comes to treating eye conditions like dry eye and blepharitis, traditional lid cleaning products often rely on harsher ingredients like tea tree oil to kill and reduce bacteria on the lids and lashes. While these products can effectively lower the bacterial load, they cannot effectively remove the biofilm produced by bacterias. This means the conditions are more likely to return. Additionally, the harshness of tea tree oil can cause irritation and increased inflammation along the lash line, exacerbating discomfort for patients. 

In contrast, Zest offers a gentler yet more effective solution. Its unique formulation not only removes the biofilm but also avoids causing further irritation, providing a more comprehensive and soothing approach to managing and preventing these eye conditions.

Read our dry eye blog or check out our Dry Eye Clinic page to learn more about different options. 

Benefits of Zest

  • Immediate Results: Many patients experience significant improvement in symptoms and visual clarity within minutes.
  • No Anesthesia Needed: The treatment is painless and requires no anesthetic eye drops.
  • Non-Invasive: Zest is a minimally invasive procedure that gently removes biofilm without harming the delicate tissues around the eyes.

Who Can Benefit from Zest?

Zest is particularly effective for patients with:

  • Persistent dry eye symptoms with associated eyelid hygiene issues.
  • Significant blepharitis with noticeable eyelid debris
  • Recurrent styes or chalazion
  • Symptoms unresponsive to other treatments like artificial tears or warm compresses

Ready to Try Zest?

If you’re struggling with dry eyes, blepharitis, styes, or chalazion, Zest might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Contact us today to schedule a dry eye assessment and our experienced optometrist will discuss the best treatment options for you. If you are already an existing patient with us, ask our optometrist about this new treatment and found out whether it is suitable for you. 

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