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in Canada: We are restricted by the manufacturer from shipping this
to your country (sorry). If the local distributor doesnt carry the
product, please purchase direct from the manufacturer at
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Also known as
Travel & Sleep Kit, this is the most popular kit for those who
want Tranquileyes for overnight dry eye protection.
Click on the
picture to see all the parts of the goggle.
is the best-designed product on the market for protecting dry eyes
at night and has a long track record helping people with conditions
ranging from Sjogrens dry eye to recurrent erosions to
lagophthalmos (poor eyelid closure). Tranquileyes has rubber
eyecups with a thick, soft, comfortable viscoelastic foam seal
enclosing each eye area and a thick cushion in the center which can
both add moisture and help hold lids closed. It's held in place
with a stretchy fabric wrap that's quite comfortable. Parts and
accessories can be purchased separately.
contains: Tranquileyes goggle (fitted with lined foam*), one spare
foamset, and mesh washbag.
Note that you
will eventually need replacement foamsets.
replacement foamsets intended for use with sensitive skin are
available for purchase individually.
descriptions at eyeeco.com)
eye hydrating therapy is a natural, proven way to bring relief to
dry, irritated eyes. Unlike other dry eye treatments, tranquileyes
is a soft, flexible goggle designed to form a moist, humid
environment around the eye that helps stimulate tear production and
prevent the evaporation of tears, while also moisturizing the
delicate skin around the eyes.
following feature descriptions, please click on the photo above to
see a labelled picture of the foam side of the goggle.
Tranquileyes have beautifully-sculpted, anatomically designed eye
covers that are made from medical grade, flexible rubber material
that is FDA approved, hypoallergenic, easy to clean and durable.
The eye covers seal only the area required to hydrate the eyes
delivering complete darkness and exceptional comfort. The eye
covers rest on your orbital bones, thereby avoiding any restriction
of blood flow to vital arteries above the nose and unnecessary
pressure on the sensitive blood vessels under the eye.
Each eye cover features a comfortable eye cushion that is fabric
lined and made from visco-elastic foam. The foam is specially
designed to form to the face when warmed by body heat and provides
increased comfort while creating a complete seal to the orbital
area. This seal helps to control the temperature and humidity
around the eye area.
Placed in each eye cover is a small pillow of the same
fabric-lined, visco-elastic foam, called a moisture pad. The
moisture pads are designed to be removed from the eye cover and
placed in warm or cold water. Warm water moisturizes eyes and
surrounding eye area, cold water reduces puffiness. After the
moisture pads have soaked in water for 30 seconds, they are gently
rung out, and then placed back in the eye covers prior to wear.
foam moisture pads and eye cushions should be cleaned as directed
and replaced after approximately 60 uses.
Head wrap: A
uniquely designed comfort wrap holds the eye covers in place and
the stretch fabric ensures no pinching, even with extended wear.
The comfort wrap is easily adjusted with two specially designed
sliders, to ensure a custom fit and complete seal of the
tranquileyes to the eye area
tranquileyes foam moisture pads and eye cushions should be cleaned
as directed and replaced after approximately 60 uses.
Why use a
people with moderate to severe dry eye, a physical barrier over the
eyes at night is a very important part of treatment and prevention,
to increase moisture and to prevent air movement immediately around
the eyes. Tear production is reduced during the night and eyes are
more vulnerable to the effects of heating, air conditioning and
ceiling fans. Many people's eyelids do not close perfectly at
night, exposing a small part of the surface to excess drying - a
condition often undetected which Tranquileyes is also very helpful
for. People with RCE may find Tranquileyes helpful in erosion
prevention by preventing sudden eyelid movements that can trigger
Tranquileyes best suited for? or not?
In terms of
the overall benefits, this is the best night coverage product I
know of for dry eye, RCE or lagophthalmos, so for anyone with
severe night/morning symptoms I'd definitely try this before any
other product: It gives a full seal, adds moisture (if you wet the
moisture pads), and can help hold the lids closed (see note below).
It does the most, so it is the natural place to start except in
certain special needs cases.
back sleepers will be happiest, and most side sleepers will be fine
too though it may take them longer to adjust. But most stomach
sleepers will find it too uncomfortable.
worried about being "blind" when you wake up in the night,
personally I don't find this an issue - I just push it up my
forehead - but if you are shopping for someone elderly or disabled,
this may be a much more serious consideration because of the danger
of falls, and you will also need to consider their ability to care
for the goggle properly (see below). If you have concerns about
either of these potential issues please check out Quartz instead as
a transparent, easy-care option.
unwilling to wash the pads out daily and purchase replacement foams
now and then, don't buy this. Look at alternative recommendations
should definitely not be used by anyone with ingrown lashes and
should not be used at any time that you have an infection or
anything causing unusual discharge from the eyes. Personally I'd
also avoid it if you have the icky sticky kind of anterior
blepharitis unless/until it's under really good control but consult
your doctor about this.
is not compatible with most CPAP machines (except the simple nasal
pillows) - look at Onyix/Quartz instead.
special I need to know about using Tranquileyes?
instant results. Some people will see immediate benefits, but more
commonly people become aware of how it's helping after they've used
it several days or even weeks. You can return it irrespective of
how long you have used it, so I really encourage you to give it a
fair trial. I have known a lot of people who disliked it after the
first use and gave up, but later tried it again and ended up as
You're going to have to wash the moisture pads after every use. No
biggie really, maybe 30 seconds to rub some cleanser or baby
shampoo into them, rinse them and put in a net bag to dry so
they're ready for the next night. You also have to replace the
whole foam set (both the cushions on the goggle and the center
moisture pads) every couple of months, which can be a little
involved as you have to pull the old foam off, making sure to
completely remove any remaining adhesive, clean & dry them, and
press down a new set. Motivated users won't mind this but if
"hassle factor" is a big deal for you, you might want to look at
moisture pads may be either too thick or too thin for some users,
placing either more or less pressure on the lids than you would
like. If that's the case, you can use the thinner "thermopads" or
if you need more bulk, use a thermopad behind the moisture pad.
Also, some people really can't tolerate anything touching their
lids. It is possible to use Tranquileyes without the moisture pads,
but it's not ideal as the cushions to the side can sort of cave in
so they may be less durable. Check out my notes on alternatives
below for these cases.
skin. The cushions are usually very comfortable for everyone and
rarely leave any kind of indentation. However, once in awhile I've
had a customer whose skin reacted to the foam, or whose skin was
very susceptible to edema and retained an impression of the foam
longer than normal.
foam. There are two types of foam - unlined and lined. Your goggle
will come fitted with lined foam but you can choose which type you
want as replacements. I recommend trying both types eventually
because people often develop a preference for one over the other.
If you use face products, I recommend lined foam as it may be
easier to keep clean. Some people who don't read the description
carefully panic that their goggle is "falling apart" when the first
set of cushions pulls away… it's not, the foam just needs
The Tini Bikini wrap is a must-have accessory for many users,
including those who want to reduce foam replacement costs (you wash
the bikini instead of the cushions, so the adhesive lasts longer)
and those who use face products that might soil the cushions
The eyecups last ages, BUT after a certain age the foam sets won't
stay stuck down as long. You may need a replacement goggle every
year or two. The head wrap stretches out with time but this can be
replaced without getting a new goggle. The foam usually lasts 30-60
days with normal use (a common mistake is to wash the cushion part
too frequently… this dissolves the adhesive prematurely) but I've
had some customers who replaced it much less frequently and a few
who needed to replace it more frequently.
alternatives I should consider?
The other two
main categories of products to consider for night protection are
Onyix/Quartz and sleep masks.
Quartz (black and clear respectively, otherwise identical) were
designed specifically for CPAP users but I've found that for many
people they are an excellent alternative to Tranquileyes, and they
may be something you "downgrade" to as a low-maintenance tool when
dry eye symptoms are under better control.
masks, the two most popular are Escape which is a fairly stiff,
large one with cavities over the eyes to ensure nothing touches
your lids, and Contour which also vaults the eyes but is much
lighter and thinner.
have special needs which none of these products can fully meet.
Please call us at 877-693-7939 if you need help finding the right
kind of night protection, including products not sold in the Dry
buy products from my shop without consulting your eye doctor.
Always let your eye doctor know about all products you are using,
including over-the-counter and consumer products.
CUSTOMERS: Customers in Canada: Please purchase this product from
the distributor in your country (click
here for list)
3/17/2016 – I also have CPEO, as one of the other people who wrote above. I have the Tranquileyes mask and it works great for the dryness but I am not supposed to have anything touching my lids. The skin is quite loose & I don't want to make it worse. With the mask I wake up with eyes a bit more swollen and more wrinkled skin around the eye. Would probably work if I only slept on my back. I love how comfortable it is but don't want to make the skin around eyes worse or eyelids even more droppy. Would the Escape sleep mask work better for the skin around the eyes & not touch my eyelids?
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. Can you please help me on this as the Doctor was the one who recommended your site and he is also located in Quebec. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Dougal Caron
8/26/2015 – I am a serious stomach sleeper. Any suggestions?
8/19/2015 – I am a long time Tranquileyes user but find that slip during sleep as I am a side sleeper. This causes occasional, painful, abrasions. Any suggestions for a way to keep moisture in at night that stays put for a side sleeper?
7/27/2015 – Hi, I purchased Tranquileyes because I sleep with my eyes slightly open. After trying the Goggle out last night, I have two questions.1. This morning, I noticed dark stains on my eyelids, I think it is the dye from the moisturize pads. Has this happened before? And what I can do about it?2. I experienced blurry vision for 3 hours after I woke up, my eyeballs are also hurting/tearing from the pressure on my eyelids. Is it because my pads are to thick? Is there anywhere I can purchase thin pads?
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