The Onyix 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, Onyix is
foamless and seals against the skin. It is very
lightweight and comfortable. Highly recommended for
sleep and air travel. Onyix is designed to shelter the
eyes. It isn't designed to create moist-heat and cold
therapies like the tranquileyes goggle.
Available in black. The kit comes with one shield,
one microfiber cleaning cloth, manual, packaged in stainless steel
container. Made in the U.S.A. Latex free.
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.
How do you pronounce it? Same as "onyx".... i.e., 'ON-ix'.
Not to be confused with Onion Goggles!
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 from
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 an Onyix:
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 hours.
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
NOTE ABOUT CUSTOMER REVIEWS: Since Quartz and Onyix are
identical except for color, I am posting all reviews of either on
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. The manufacturer has a one year warranty on it which is
really great, but I'm really just talking about ordinary wear &
tear which is different from failure due to manufacturing
NEW! SECURE SLEEP WRAP - UPDATED AUGUST
All Onyix & Quartz now incorporate a modified strap,
similar to the original lycra strap that incorporates some elastic
at both ends. This helps the adjusters stay in place better because
of the stiffness of that elastic.
1/9/2016 – I have Sjogrens syndrome, very dry eyes and apparently sleep with my eyes slightly open. At night I have to put ointment . . .
10/27/2015 – i tried to order tranquileyes as suggested by my Ophtalmologist. For some reason the computer says you can't send to Quebec. . . .
8/26/2015 – I am a serious stomach sleeper. Any suggestions?
5/15/2015 – My eye doctor tried a pair of Onyix goggles on me, but they looked different from your photo. The lenses were clear and there . . .
3/1/2015 – I use cpap nightly. I use the nasal aire 11 with a chin strap. I am looking for something to block out the light. I have . . .
Does not work
From Mimi of Shoreline, Washington on 3/31/2016.
It's soggy after a night of wearing
From Anonymous of Lynnwood, Washington on 6/7/2015.
Does NOT fit under CPAP mask
From S M Jenkins of Jacksonville, Florida on 2/3/2015.
Eyelids Don't Close from Surgery
From DEBRA ZOOK of NEW PROVIDENCE, Pennsylvania on 2/23/2014.
Excellent product POOR manufacturing
From David Pappas of Lufkin, Texas on 4/30/2013.
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