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    tranquileyes nightwear

    Ever since LASIK in Aug 2011 I have suffered with dry eye. For the first few months my eyes didn't get that dry overnight they dried up more as the day wore on.

    That all changed a few days before x'mas when I woke up one day with my eyes looking like something out of a horror movie they were so bloodshot. Ever since my eyes have been getting very dry overnight. I have tried countless types of gels and eye drops to lubricate my eyes overnight and even get up twice a night to put more drops in all to no avail.

    I'm thinking about getting some night time eyewear and was thinking about the tranquil eyes chronic dry eye kit. I looked at them on the shop and there are no customer reviews for them. I would be interested in hearing from people who use or have used tranquil eyes to hear how effective they are.

    Any responses greatly appreciated.

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    Allergy?

    I can't speak to the tranquileyes nightwear but being a Sjogren's sufferer I too have tried all types of drops and gels. I too used to wake up looking like something out of a low budget horror flick but my eyes would improve as the day went on. One day I had an epiphany that I was allergic to the gel and sure enough when I quit using it the problem disappeared. Since then I try to use preservative free drops and fare much better if I do. Systane Ultra is my drop of choice at the moment. My advice is always suspect allergies if you seem to be worse rather than better.

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    I've thought about that but my eyes still look a mess when I don't use gel and just use preservative free drops. At the moment I mainly use a gel called Clinitas Hydrate at night though I have no idea whether that has preservatives in or not. I've looked at the list of ingredients in it and I'm still none the wiser. If anyone could help me out with this or with advice about the tranquileyes nightwear I would really appreciate it.

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    re-the clinitas hydrate, does it come in single use twist off cap vials? which would them be preservative free..
    Or is it in a bottle which you simply replace the cap and use over and over again till it runs out? which would therefore need the preservative in..

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    Thanks for that Colin. It's in a bottle with a replaceable cap so I take it that means preservatives. I also sometimes use Celluvisc 1% drops overnight which come in twist off cap vial form does anyone know if they are preservative free?

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    I have been using my tranquileyes for 2 weeks now. I am sorry that I waited so long to try them. My eyes feel so much better in the morning. I put theratears gel in my left eye (that eye is not so severe) and Muro 128 ointment in my right eye before going to bed. I am still having issues with bluriness in my right eye, but my doctor is pretty sure that I now have Recurrent Corneal Erosion in that eye. I go back on Friday for a follow-up. I have an appt. with a corneal specialist in May. I do not have any issues with sleeping with them. I used to wake up (even with a humidifier) feeling like my eyes were glued shut. No more. I would recommend them.

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    I also should have mentioned that there was a lot of useful information on this site (Dry Eye Shop) from Rebecca on the tranquileyes. I also saw on Amazon.com that there were reviews if you would like more opinions. I also discussed this with my eye doctor before purchasing them.

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    Sorry if the reviews are hard to find in the shop - you might need to look under another version of it (for example the spare goggle or the Basic kit if you've been looking at the Chronic). Surprised there aren't more - it's probably the single most-used non-drop consumer dry eye product on the market. For a lot of cases I think it's been eclipsed by the Onyix/Quartz silicone shields because they're easier/simpler to use but for maximal protection & moisture or to help hold lids down Tranquileyes is useful to an awful lot of people. Sometimes it can take some tinkering to get it to work just right for you.
    Rebecca Petris
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    Thanks Linda and Rebecca for your replies. When I looked under the basic kit I saw the reviews! The reviews are good and I will definitely buy a pair but not sure which pair to buy. Read the product info for both pairs but not sure what the real difference is between the basic and chronic dry eye kits?

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    I bought some and used them one nightand think they are great but cannot use them due to my chemical allergies and their odour. Any advice Rebecca?

    Brenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by robster View Post
    Thanks Linda and Rebecca for your replies. When I looked under the basic kit I saw the reviews! The reviews are good and I will definitely buy a pair but not sure which pair to buy. Read the product info for both pairs but not sure what the real difference is between the basic and chronic dry eye kits?
    The goggle is the same in all kits (except XR which is much larger and has thermoeyes beads in it). The difference is just in the 'extras'. Basic has the goggle (fitted with foam), a spare foam set and the mesh wash bag. Chronic has two spare foamsets, a bottle of cleanser, microfiber travel sack and the mesh bag. I think Basic is fine for practically everyone... you just need something to wash the foam but baby shampoo works great and is cheap. Chronic is handy if you want to not have to buy anything extra for about 6 months. In the US I usually tell people just get BASIC because you can buy the other stuff separately anyway if you need it - best to first just figure out whether the goggle agrees with you. However I'm not sure how many of the spares & such are sold separately in the UK?

    Also... if you wear a large hat size or have any concerns about Tranquileyes fitting (or for example want to make sure there's no likelihood of pressure on the lids) you might want to opt for the XR size. It's super comfortable. Only sold with the thermoeyes heat inserts though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mati View Post
    I bought some and used them one nightand think they are great but cannot use them due to my chemical allergies and their odour. Any advice Rebecca?

    Brenda
    Wow, so sorry to hear that. They shouldn't have an odor, that's odd? Possibly washing the foam with some kind of soap you tolerate really well might help? Some people truly cannot tolerate that foam though for one reason or another, either skin sensitivity or whatever. I know some people line it with plastic wrap, but it doesn't work for everyone. Or maybe a natural fabric like a muslin liner over it? Most places they're sold let you return it for any reason too....

    I've been really pleased to see how many people do as well, or almost as well, with the Onyix & Quartz silicone shields as with Tranquileyes. For some people definitely not enough protection but for others it seems to be just about right. There are also people coming up with their own jury-rigged hybrids, fitting the Onyix out with say a half-thickness Tranquileyes pad in the center or trimmed to size.
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    Thanks Rebecca but I did not want to mess about with them as I could send them back

    mati

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    I've decided to go with the chronic dry eye kit. Thanks for the replies everyone.

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    I made myself an eye mask yesterday from a two bits of silk lying around, with parcel tape on the outside and knicker elastic to keep it on. Silk is supposed to be healing. It works great keeping the moisture in and cost nothing. I am well chuffed

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    I made myself an eye mask yesterday from a two circles of silk lying around, with parcel tape on the outside and knicker elastic to keep it on. Silk is supposed to be healing. It works great keeping the moisture in and cost nothing. I am well chuffed

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    I have them. In the beginning, I liked them as it was the first nighttime relief I found (ointments & genteal weren't enough). After a bit of use, I stopped liking them as much because I found it difficult to sleep wearing them because I prefer to sleep on my stomach. Eventually I saw a post that mentioned wearing plastic wrap over eyes at night and while it's not perfect, I can sleep on my stomach.

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    My home made (googles rather) are excellent and my eyes on waking were moister than when I wore tranquileyes and were much more comfortable. I will make another pair in the formof a mask and see if it is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca Petris View Post
    Wow, so sorry to hear that. They shouldn't have an odor, that's odd? Possibly washing the foam with some kind of soap you tolerate really well might help? Some people truly cannot tolerate that foam though for one reason or another, either skin sensitivity or whatever. I know some people line it with plastic wrap, but it doesn't work for everyone. Or maybe a natural fabric like a muslin liner over it? Most places they're sold let you return it for any reason too....

    I've been really pleased to see how many people do as well, or almost as well, with the Onyix & Quartz silicone shields as with Tranquileyes. For some people definitely not enough protection but for others it seems to be just about right. There are also people coming up with their own jury-rigged hybrids, fitting the Onyix out with say a half-thickness Tranquileyes pad in the center or trimmed to size.
    I think that would be great if they made it. Something built like the Onyx, but functions like the Tranquileyes with the moisture pads.

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    I was causing a blepharitis by using a regular sleep mask. It did help to some extent but would slip off in the night. Most of the time it was sitting up on my forehead. I could not tape my lids shut because I get up to go the bathroom too often. I desperately needed a solution designed for my problem.

    One of my eyes does not fully close despite surgery, so natural eye activity during sleep exacerbates the pain of the dry eye. I would wake up five times a night to grab for the tube of lubricant in quiet desperation, and my eyes were very sore.

    Rebecca spoke with my husband on the phone and suggested I try the Tranquileyes BASIC Kit
    Tranquileyes goggle, spare foamset and mesh washbag AND the Onyx goggles.

    The Onyx clearly were not going to work. They let in a lot of air and light and did not hold my lid shut. Rebecca told me to return them.

    While I've only used the tranquileyes for about two weeks, I don't wake up in pain as I ALWAYS did post Lasik three years ago. This appears to be an excellent solution - the only issue being the design of the band which holds the goggles around the head. It stretches out and needs an new engineering design.

    Cleanliness is a major issue with this type of goggle. If the foam inserts are not properly cleaned they could end up causing a flare up of bleparhitis. As soon as I wake up, my husband soaks the removable foam inserts in boiled cooled distilled water with a drop of alcohol and then rinses them in the distilled water and squeezes them thoroughly before storing them for the next night.

    We tried wetting the foam with boiled distilled water but it tended to drip and felt too wet and cold. Now we are wetting the foam inserts with Unisol 4, the saline solution I use in my Jupiter schleral lenses.

    The moistened foam holds the lids closed and keeps them hydrated. I can tighten one side a little more than the other, addressing the eye that doesn't fully close. I am very comfortable. I don't even know I'm wearing them during the night and they do not slip off. Sometimes I just have to readjust them to fit back in place so that the eye is properly weighted, but that's a small price to pay for what they do.

    My husband still wakes me up to put the tubed Genteal gel (not the one with petroleum jelly which is miserably irritating) in my eyes about two or sometimes three times nightly.

    Between the transquileyes goggles, the moisture held against my eyes, and the Genteal gel drops in the middle of the night, I'm sleeping much better and my eyes look much less red.

    I do not sleep on my stomach as was noted by one person here for whom these did not work. I sleep on my sides and I have no problems at all with comfort. I don't even notice them.

    In the morning I use an eye scrub and warm water compress to clean my lids and my face thoroughly before insertng the Jupiter lenses.

    My lids are still red but they aren't as angry looking as they used to be all the time. I'm optimistic that the lenses will ultimately be a Godsend. The fitting process and time waiting for the next set of lenses can be frustrating but even when the lenses are not working 100%, one can sense how much these will ultimately change my life.

    I want to thank Rebecca for helping us choose the right goggles and for sending us both types to try and assuring us she'd take back the ones that didn't work for a full refund. I'm looking at other helpful options in the dryeyeshop here, like the containers of eye scrub rather than the little packets. For example, I need high quality reading glasses and protection from air and I'm light sensitive. Yet dark sunglasses end up making me near blind.

    This is a process and it takes patience but I've gotten more help here than from three different Ophthalmologists (who basically don't have a clue or were actually irresponsible, and my current optometrist who is very likely fitting her first patient with Jupiter schleral lenses for acute dry eye.

    I'm really thankful to have found this site.

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    I've found that some pillows are better for using with the tranquileyes than others. I sleep on my side and found I am best with a japanese buckwheat pillow. I make a little depression for the side of my goggles so they don't get pushed towards my nose, clutch my paper hanky to wipe any drips of water that run down my cheek and sleep without the fear of waking up with a scream at yet another erosion

    I also use eye cream on my eyebrows and cheeks bones so that the foam doesn't rub (other creams sting when they get in your eyes).

    Also found that the blue heat pads can cut under the side foam and loosen it so I now have one set only for use with those and another for during the night. I now have another set that I keep in an emergency kit I carry with me everywhere which has my googles and enough eye drops for a few days with contact details for my eye consultant and instructions on what to do if I am unconscious. My eyes are much better than they were by very careful treatments and I do not want the pain of RCEs if I am in an accident.

    This site is literally a life saver as I do not know how much longer I could have stood the pain and lack of sleep after six years of diminishing hope.

    R.

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