How good would you feel if you can wear a face mask without getting dry or sore eyes?You can’t get by without wearing a mask or you risk a significant fine. Plus you get stern looks from everyone around you. Don’t let a face mask cause you to lose your evenings to sore, dry or tired eyes. Our dry eye glasses give your eyes comfort and protection from airflow. They also block out dust, wind, pollen and airborne particles. Plus they prevent your normal tears from evaporating. So you may not have to put many drops in. Since they sit close to the eyes, how easily do they fog up? We recommend you get Optifog lenses in your dry eye glasses. These lenses are made to prevent fogging. Even after keeping them in the freezer for a week, they still didn’t fog up in our tests.
To get your dry eye glasses:
- Select the dry eye glasses you like
- Try them on at home
- Enjoy feeling relief again when you put on a face mask
Do you wear prescription glasses? We can make glasses for distance, reading or multifocal/progressive lenses. Got Private Health Insurance? Yes, you can claim your optical rebate against these. Some funds cover between $100- $300 depending on your fund. Imagine one month from now, your eyes feeling better than they ever have at work or out in public. You won’t have to squint your eyes. Don't feel afraid of anything blowing on your eyes.
Dry eye glasses with Optifog Prescription Lenses.
One of our customers, Emma Guglietta said that she struggled to work in a hospital environment with drying air-conditioning. “I was really struggling at work to cope with the environment when I found out about these on one of the Facebook support groups. I wear multifocals so was a bit apprehensive to order online without trying on- but these are perfect for my needs. I am now able to tolerate the dry working environment and can just pull off the silicone shield to have a normal pair of glasses, at a great price too! Will use these for air travel as well, essential item for those with dry eyes. Oh and they are really comfortable.” Emma Guglietta, verified customer
What if your eyes felt good even when you wear a face mask?Call us on 1300 393 626 to arrange your try-on pack today. Our dry eye glasses let you wear a face mask without getting sore eyes.
- Low humidity
So what is the tear film?The tear film is a complex mix of oil, water and mucous to help us see. This is anchored to the clear part of the eye, called the cornea. It works like a delicately balanced structure. It has an outer oily layer and inner watery/mucous layer.
How does our environment affect our normal tears?Every time we blink, a new tear surface is ‘painted’ over the surface of our eye. Blinking refreshes parts of the tears that have evaporated or been disrupted by our environment. But sometimes a dry, dusty, windy or air-conditioned environment can put too much strain on our eyes. One of the main cycles is caused by evaporation. With less water, our tears become saltier (i.e. hyperosmotic). This salty environment leads to liquid stress on the cells on our eyelids, cornea and conjunctiva. This is called inflammation. We start to see more friction in the eyes, leading to further stress, and a cycle of increasing inflammation, saltiness and stress on the eyes, according to this scientific article. If you’ve ever had red, irritated, sore, stingy, light-sensitive, burning or watery eyes, you’ll know what inflammation feels like in your eyes!
Will putting artificial tears in your eyes fix inflammation?No. Putting drops in just makes them moister, rather than removing the stress (and chemical signals) that bathe the cells that make up your eyelids, conjunctiva and cornea. Our eyes still feel sore and irritated and we may have to stop. You should see your optometrist or ophthalmologist if your eyes are sore, red or uncomfortable for more than one day.
How can we prevent this irritation?Imagine being able to get your work done, without having to stop to wipe or rub your eyes. If you work in a tough environment, or your eyes are sensitive, you need to reduce factors that cause stress and inflammation to your eyes. If you have Dry Eye Syndrome, protection is even more important, according to the International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS II). Rather than wait for your eyes to get sore, red and painful, you need eye protection. Your 7Eye/Ziena Eyewear comes with Airshield and helps form a protective seal around your eyes. It blocks out dust, wind, pollen and air-conditioning. Airshield not only protects your eyes from foreign objects, but it retains a humid environment around your eyes. This keeps your tear layer stable and makes your eyes feel better.
What evidence is there that they work?One clinical study on moisture retention glasses, like Wiley X Facial Cavity Seal, show that they provide improved comfort for:
- Air conditioning