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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
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 responsibility).
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.
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.
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. . . .
9/10/2015 – I consider buying these, but because of shipping time I am trying out some swimming goggles first. How does these differ . . .
9/1/2015 – Do you know if these work with the Amara full face mask? I would hate to spend that much money and they not fit with the . . .
8/26/2015 – I am a serious stomach sleeper. Any suggestions?
5/25/2015 – Do you have to wash your eyes or eyelids before wearing, like you have to with the eyeseals?
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