Customers in Canada: Please purchase this
product from restoreyes.ca.
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
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.
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
The eyecups are made of silicone - slick,
soft, thin and flexible; enough to be worn directly against the
face without discomfort.
There is no foam lining, so a) no added
moisture; b) the eyecups fit right against the orbital bone; and c)
there is no added padding that would help hold lids down.
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 Onyix:
Those who want night protection with minimal
hassle. No parts to wash, no waiting for a mask to air dry, to
spare parts to purchase (though note your Quartz will probably need
replacing at least annually due to normal wear and tear).
People whose skin does not tolerate the
Those who want night protection but with
minimal bulk, for example those who find sleep masks too
large/bulky. SOME stomach sleepers may find this works well for
People with small to medium head sizes. MEN,
this will not fit you if you have larger than average hat size or
And of course... dry eye product junkies (you
know who you are!)
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
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
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.
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?
3/9/2015 – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2628147/Are your dry eye goggles contraindicated in glaucoma? Swimming goggles . . .
Love the Quartz
From Bev of San Bruno, California on 5/1/2016.
Overall very helpful
From Raymond Berger of San Luis Obispo, California on 10/20/2015.
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.
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