Too bad you were disappointed with the basic sleep mask, Portgirl, but we are glad Rebecca keeps an array of things just for dry eyed people. Before DEZ, there wasn't a good place to find things we needed. This has been a concerted effort--bringing you Dry Eye Shop. I know Rebecca has put much thought into what she carries and what is not advisable. She listened to us talk about things we liked or didn't like. This "cheapie" mask would give someone an idea if this might help them, or not. You would be surprised how many people do not have an idea of what a "sleep mask" is.
I got the "basic sleep mask" available in the Dry Eye Shop and was really quite disappointed with the incredibly poor quality of it (what should I expect for $2 though).
If you think the Escape Sleep Mask might work for you, it's worth buying. I also think the Tranquileyes is worth it's weight in gold. I sleep on all sides, with a pillow over my head, etc and do not have any trouble keeping my T.E. on during the night.
I have had one T.E. for quite a long time. I treat it gently, do not get it wet for sleeping and it's long-lasting. You can get a liner from the Dry Eye Shop to wear with the T.E., which will help it last. Unfortunately, there is no way you can tell ahead of time if it will work the way you want it to. Just like eyedrops, you have to buy them, try them and no returns if you don't care for them. It's part of the cost of dry eye. Lucy
Last edited by Lucy; 11-Nov-2008 at 23:37.
Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.
The Dry Eye Queen