Dr. Travis and Dr. Jenna

Treatment for Dry Eye - Demodex

What Are Demodex?

Demodex are tiny mites found in or near hair follicles.  They are most commonly found on the face and around the eyelashes.  They are usually about 0.3 mm long, have eight legs, and their body is covered in scales for anchoring into a hair follicle.  They eat skin cells and oils which accumulate in hair follicles.  Demodex is mostly nocturnal and can be transferred via contact.  Itchy yet?!

Infestation is very common, especially in the elderly,  and usually does not cause symptoms, but skin disease can develop from demodex.  The are considered parasitic, however most of the time no adverse symptoms are observed.  

Demodex Symptoms and Signs

If your immune system is compromised or if the mite population grows uncontrollably, then symptoms can develop.  Symptoms include:

  • Red, inflamed eyelids
  • Itchy eyelids
  • Blepharitis
  • Dandruff on eyelashes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Gritty eyes
  • Irritated eyes
  • Dry eyes

Demodex Treatment

Using a tea tree based product on your hair, face, and eyelashes every day helps with prevention and elimination of demodex.  Click here to watch my video in the shower to see how I prevent demodex.  I use Heyedrate Handmade Organic Tea Tree Oil Soap for my hair, body, and face.  It helps reduce my eczema, dandruff, and prevents/kills demodex.  If you have any skin conditions, this could help reduce the symptoms.  

Dr. Jenna Zigler’s Eyelid Hygiene Regimen

Dr. Travis Zigler’s Eyelid Hygiene Regimen

Heyedrate Handmade Organic Tea Tree Oil Soap

Heyedrate Tea Tree Oil Soal


  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Dry Eyes
  • Blepharitis
  • Killing Demodex mites
  • Meibomian Gland Disease
  • Itchy, inflamed skin conditions
  • Increasing contact lens comfort

FIGHTS BACTERIA ON THE EYELIDS...AND EVERYWHERE ELSE. Tea Tree oil kills microorganisms, neutralizes inflammation, and prevents reproduction of demodex eyelash mites. Contains organic green tea, organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, raw shea butter, and tea tree essential oil.

ORGANIC, VEGAN, ALL-NATURAL SUPPORT FOR YOUR SKIN. Alcohol free, no parabens, no sulfates, and preservative free. This innovative facial cleanser is great for fighting acne and gentle on the skin of your delicate eyelids.

RELIEF FROM ITCHY, DRY, INFLAMED SKIN CONDITIONS. This natural formula is a remedy for blepharitis, itchy eyelids, dry eyes, dry skin, acne, rosacea, eczema, and many other skin conditions.

HANDMADE, NATURAL TEA TREE AND GREEN TEA CLEANSING BAR. Tea tree oil is a proven treatment for acne, back acne, and rosacea without harsh chemicals such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Safe for daily use.

EASY INSTRUCTIONS. Wet your face and hands with lukewarm water. Lather soap in hands. Massage lather onto skin and onto closed eyelids with a gentle, circular motion. Rinse and pat dry with a soft towel. Repeat every morning and evening for best results. Avoid getting the tea tree soap into your eyes, as tea tree essential oil can be irritating to the eyeball. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.


One Love,

Dr. Travis Zigler

Dr. Travis Zigler
SeeEO of Eye Love
Director of the Dry Eye Syndrome Support Community
Click Here to learn how to cure dry eye naturally


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Yvonne Aviles

Yvonne Aviles

How long will it take to clear my eyes from these demodex.

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