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The Quartz is a soft flexible shield made from
silicone. It was developed to help patients suffering from
Sleep Apnea shelter their eyes from the drafts many C-PAP masks
create. Unlike the tranquileyes goggle, Quartz is
foamless and seals against the skin. It is very
lightweight and comfortable. Highly recommended for
sleep and air travel. Quartz is designed to shelter the
eyes. It isn't designed to create moist-heat and cold
therapies like the tranquileyes goggle.
Available in clear. The kit comes with one
shield, one microfiber carry sack/cleaning cloth, manual, packaged
in stainless steel container. Made in the U.S.A. Latex
From the makers of Tranquileyes... While originally
developed specifically for CPAP users, Onyix and Quartz have proved
over the last few years to be a mainstay for many dry eye patients
as well as certain special needs situations.
What's it like? The overall concept
is somewhat similar to Tranquileyes, i.e. eyecups with a nose
connector and the classic fabric wrap. Here is how it is different
So it's basically a stripped-down but very
comfy well-designed shield.
Who is it best suited for? Here are
some of the people I see as good candidates for Quartz or
Potential drawbacks? As with any
night eyewear item, tolerance is going to vary, especially if you
have never worn any kind of sleep mask or goggle. You are welcome
to return it if it doesn't work out. Those who don't like it will
be those for whom the edges of the silicone are not as comfortable
as the Tranquileyes foam and/or those who find the edges indent
their skin - for most of us any marks disappear quickly in the
morning, but some have identation lasting
Help me choose? Years of experience with
these products has not made it any easier to come up with a formula
for who will be happier with Onyix/Quartz, vs. Tranquileyes, vs.
something else altogether. The more I know about your sleep habits,
clinical dry eye situation and particular needs/expectations, the
better I can help predict what would be best to start with, but at
the end of the day it is going to be trial and error. I wish it
were easier! However I do have a return policy so you can always
return these types of goggles (but please note postage is your
DURABILITY: Quartz and Onyix silicone
shields are NOT like rubber swim goggles. They eyecups are made of
a thin, flexible silicone and they will eventually tear. It's hard
to say how long it will last but many of my customers replace it
after anywhere from 6 to 12 months. A few replace it more
frequently. I think that some sleep patterns (especially side &
stomach sleepers who move around), or peculiarities of fit, can
place too much stress on the edges of the silicone where the strap
and nose bridge attach. If it breaks early (within a month or two)
I will be happy to replace it free of charge, but when purchasing
you need to be aware that if the product works out for you it will
need replacement regularly.
4/11/2014 -- I have dry eye and periodic recurring corneal erosions (every couple of months). I am considering purchasing the Quartz goggles . . .
12/16/2013 -- I had a reaction to surgical tape that had silicone in it. I broke out in tiny little bumps (smaller than the head of a straight . . .
12/15/2013 -- Hi!I don't know if i should choose this one or the "Tranquileyes CHRONIC DRY EYE kit"I have chronic dry eyes and . . .
12/12/2013 -- I need help deciding which night eye protection will be right for me. I suffer from CDE & RCE due to epi-lasik surgery, Feb . . .
11/22/2013 -- Does the Quartz or Onyix come in Sizes. I have a big head! Wear a 7 3/4 hatsize. I have tried swimming goggles but can't . . .
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From DEBRA ZOOK of NEW PROVIDENCE, Pennsylvania on 2/23/2014.
cpap user-nasal mask type
From mgshutterbug of Baltimore, Maryland on 4/18/2013.
Good improvement for me
From Michelle L. of Austin, Texas on 3/22/2013.
Fantastic night goggles
From Elizabeth Smith of Victoria, British Columbia on 12/12/2012.
So-so for dryness but experiencing pressure around eyes
From Anonymous of Detroit, Michigan on 5/24/2012.