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ALLERGY NOTICE: If you are allergic to
silicone, this product is not suitable for
Customers in UK/Canada/Australia:
Please purchase this product from the international dealer for your
here for list).
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.
NEW! SECURE SLEEP
STRAP VERSION - UPDATED JUNE 2015
Many of us have no problem with the
original/standard strap, but a significant number have found it
inadequate in terms of not staying snug enough or staying in place
well enough. A new strap was released some time ago and was used
also on the EyeSeals, however, that has now been replaced with a
newer strap, which is really just a modification of the original
lycra strap that incorporates some elastic at both ends. I think
the main advantage will be that the adjusters will stay in place
better because of the stiffness of that elastic, so there won't be
so many issues with loosening and stretching. Let me know what you
5/25/2015 – Do you have to wash your eyes or eyelids before wearing, like you have to with the eyeseals?
3/9/2015 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2628147/Are your dry eye goggles contraindicated in glaucoma? Swimming goggles . . .
2/4/2015 – In the summer I purchased the Quartz clear goggles. I liked the way the goggles sealed my eyes but I felt they were too small. . . .
6/26/2014 – I bought the quartz version a few months ago and was very pleased with the difference it made in my eyes in the morning. . . .
6/22/2014 – I am a CPEO patient and after 3 surgeries (to lift and then lower my lids) my eyes do not close all the way and my right . . .
Working well after ptosis surgery
From Anonymous of Aukland, New Zealand on 6/19/2015.
Unsuccessful for a patient with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
From Rebecca of Poulsbo, Washington on 7/22/2014.
In just one night....
From Mary of Charlottesville, Virginia on 5/15/2014.
Eyelids Don't Close from Surgery
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.