About the Tranquileyes with Beads & Instants kit
Convenient combination kit for night protection and two types of hot/cold packs.
- Tranquileyes goggle with foam
- Three pairs of Thermoeyes Instant (made with non-toxic, food-grade sodium acetate)
- One pair of Thermoeyes Beads (made with non-toxic glycerin)
- Two sets of pockets for Thermoeyes
- Mesh wash bag
- Microfiber storage bag
- Returnable (used or unused). See policy details
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Description (by Rebecca)
Updated October 2017 - this is a new Eye Eco kit replacing the previous "Advanced" kit. Instead of one set of each type of Thermoeyes, this one has three sets of Instant and a set of Beads. It is $69 vs. the original $60 kit, but makes more sense for frequent users.
Note that you can also purchase more Thermoeyes separately (they come in 4-packs).
Beads are handy for heating in hot water without having to reset them. Instants are a nuisance to boil for resetting, but they have the significant advantage of a controlled, sustained temperature.
Dual purpose kit
The Tranquileyes Advanced kit is a dual purpose kit (nights and compresses) and the most economical way to try three different things: Tranquileyes, Thermoeyes Beads, and Thermoeyes Instant.
Night dry eye protection
For a complete discussion of Tranquileyes for night dry eye protection, please see Tranquileyes https://www.dryeyeshop.com/tranquileyes-p129.aspx
Tranquileyes with Thermoeyes inserts is a lovely, luxurious and comfy way to do either warm or cold moist compresses. With Blepharitis and MGD as leading causes of dry eye symptoms, dry eye patients are often advised by their doctors to do some kind of warm compresses regularly for therapeutic benefits, and many do them solely for comfort. Cold compresses are an under-utilized tool but often beneficial for reducing eye pain, soreness, redness, and inflammation. If you are considering Tranquileyes/Thermoeyes specifically for compresses and not for overnight use, consider upgrading to Tranquileyes Advanced XL.
There are many, many ways to do warm compresses, from the conventional warm washcloth to rice baggies to gel and bead-type packs. Your choice of compress may be affected by any number of factors, including:
- Your doctor's recommendation, first and foremost
- Skin sensitivities to particular substances
- Compress size - for example, people with facial rosacea will want smaller compresses that don't heat skin on the face, only the eyelids
- Duration - if used therapeutically, compresses need to stay warm enough for long enough to do the job
- Safety - overheated products may burn your lids and eyes
- Moist vs. dry - opinions will vary as to how much this matters, and preferences vary as well
Tranquileyes with Thermoeyes meets most criteria for most users; eye doctors tend to be familiar with it, which is an advantage; it's small, so you don't spread heat to a large area of the face; there is a self-heating version with predetermined heat levels; you can use it wet or dry; and the heat packs stay warm amply long for a typical treatment time.
Thermoeyes inserts are available in two different types: Beads, which are heated in warm water (you can microwave them in water, though not on their own), and Instant, which are self-heating like hand warmers, but which have to be boiled afterwards to reset them. They each have their advantages, and the Advanced kit is a great way to try both types so that you'll know which you prefer to use for the long term.
Description (from the manufacturer's literature)
Our new tranquileyes® Advanced kit with Beads & Instants provides at least 510 controlled moist-heat treatments, scientifically proven to provide relief from moderate dry eye*.
Our patented tranquileyes® eye hydrating therapy is doctor-recommended and scientifically proven to relieve dry eyes. Give yourself a soothing 12 to 15 minute compresses which sustain optimum humidity and temperature (between 102-110° F) that industry studies have shown provide immediate and long-term relief from moderate dry eye.
The beautifully sculpted eyecups are made from medical grade thermal plastic and memory foam. Extremely comfortable for sleep, tranquileyes® patented technology is a popular choice for aqueous deficient dry eye as well as patients with Sjögren's syndrome and other systemic dry eye. The mask can also be used to create cold therapies for eyelid puffiness, itchiness, and migraine headaches.
Interchanging thermoeyes® Beads and thermoeyes® Instants allow you flexibility in choosing the treatment type that best works with your day.
Made in USA.
Usage and care
How to use
(from manufacturer's literature)
To prepare moist-heat therapies, microwave the Beads in their fabric pockets and mesh bag in 1 cup of water for 45 seconds. Let stand for 1 minute and place inside goggles.
If you prefer to use the Instants, simply activate them by clicking the disc inside the gel pack back and forth until it starts generating heat. Place Instants inside moistened fabric pockets and into the back of the goggle. Don’t forget to boil the gel packs after each use for 2-3 minutes to reset them.
For cold treatments, insert Instants or Beads with fabric pockets into the back of the goggle. Place the goggle in a self-sealing plastic bag and leave in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
You can also sleep with the goggle and moisten the black foam inserts to increase humidity around the eyes.
(from manufacturer's literature)
Hand wash black foam inserts and white fabric pockets with mild soap and warm water after each use. Rinse well, squeeze out extra moisture and air dry in enclosed mesh bag. Wash plastic eye covers with foam attached in the same way, as needed. Foam (outer cushion and inner pad) should be replaced periodically, typically after 60 uses.
Precaution: This product has been designed to be used solely to facilitate eye comfort during rest or sleep and is not to be used for any other purpose. It is not intended to be used as protective eyewear. For your safety, do not drive, operate machinery, or attempt to walk around while using this product.
Everything in this kit can also be purchased separately - see links below.
Eye Eco products are covered under a one-year manufacturer warranty. Please see eyeeco.com or contact us.