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Ortolux Eye Bubble (Moisture Chamber)

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
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    About Ortolux Eye Bubble (Moisture Chamber)

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    • Bubble eye bandage
    • Clear, self-adhesive, latex-free
    • Single use
    • Also available in vented style (Ortolux Air)
    • Sizes: Small (3-3/4" x 2-9/16") and large (4-3/8" x 3-1/8")

    Description (by Rebecca)

    Ortolux is a very practical bubble bandage and compares favorably to NITEYE in most (but not all) respects.

    First, it comes in two versions - moisture chamber (this one) and vented (Ortolux Air). NITEYE also has a vented counterpart (Visitec), but its holes are much larger. Ortolux Air has quite small vent holes, so for those who are not allowed to use anything airtight over their eyes but need dry eye protection, it's still a decent option for blocking drafts and retaining some moisture.

    Next, it comes in two sizes. 

    Last and best, Ortolux bubbles are shallower and more tapered than NITEYE - they don't protrude so much. So, for example, if you need daytime protection for an exposed cornea (Bell's palsy, AN, etc) and want to wear it under glasses, the Ortolux Eye Bubble is much more likely to fit... the NITEYE bubbles simply vault too high. 

    The tradeoff: The adhesive is stickier than NITEYE. It's going to be OK for some people but not others, and the more sensitive or fragile your skin is, the harder a time you would have with this product.

    Tips for dealing with sticky adhesives on sensitive skin:

    • Tape under adhesive? One of my customers who prefers Ortolux but has sensitive skin had the bright idea to use their own medical tape under the adhesive flange, and I know quite a few people who are doing this now with Mepitac. Not a cheap approach, but it works.
    • Apply it to your arm first, to "take the edge off" the adhesive.
    • Castor oil? Some people put a little bit of castor oil, or some kind of skin care product, on the skin where the adhesive part will go - enough to buffer the adhesive but not prevent it from sticking down.
    • If you have other tips please share them!

    Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

    Clear dome for clear central vision with latex-free adhesive edge. Helps to prevent the cornea from drying out. Ideal product for patients with Bell's Palsy.
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    10 Reviews
    Reviewed by Avernia W., from United States
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    I recommend this product
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    • Dry eye disease
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Facial paralysis
    Sleeper Type
    Side Sleeper
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Bubble Blessing

    This bubble patch is the best!!

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    Reviewed by James L., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    31 - 40
    Gender
    Male
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Sleeper Type
    Side Sleeper
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Ortolux bubbles are better!

    We switched to Ortolux bubbles when the supply of ‘brand X’ dried up. We like the Ortolux much better than the previous product we were purchasing.

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    Reviewed by Todd K., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Male
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Nocturnal lagophthamos
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Other
    • CPAP user
    Sleeper Type
    Back Sleeper
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Review posted

    I prefer swim goggles

    I tried these out while sleeping to address my nocturnal lagophthalmos and they worked well the first night, but then fell off the second night. I found a pair of swim goggle that cost ~$15 with not exactly prescription lenses, but lenses that do allow me to see better with them on than with them off. They also have a smooth band at the back of my head rather than a clasp, so they're comfortable to lay on. That has done more to treat my eye discomfort than anything else I've tried.

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    DryEyeShop

    Thank you for taking the time to review. The Ortolux Eye Bubble is a one time use product, so if you used the same bubble two nights in a row, that would likely be why it did not stick the second time. If you have any question, please let us know! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joyce S., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    81 - 90
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Facial paralysis
    Sleeper Type
    Side Sleeper
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    Moisture Chamber

    It works fairly well but does not adhere as good as other type of bubble. Would like to try the larger size.

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    Reviewed by Gayle S., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Facial paralysis
    Sleeper Type
    Side Sleeper
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    They cover my paralyzed right eye at night to keep the gel in place--

    I have had trouble for many years with dry eyes, especially the right eye and though a former eye doctor had given me surgical bubbles a couple of times I had no way of obtaining them until I found your site--this ongoing problem has worsened over the years and it is so helpful that I found your site--I am able to use each patch two or three times, but they are still quite an expense.

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