EyeLocc Eyelid Occlusion Dressing (Box of 50 pairs)

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Rated 4.6 out of 5
7 Reviews
  • $33.50


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About EyeLocc

  • Convenient way to seal eyelids down at night
  • Economical
  • Package of 50 pairs
  • Sample pair available here for $1.00
  • Product dimensions: 8.8 cm x 3.8 cm (3.46" x 1.5") at tallest and widest

Try a pair or two before you buy a box

While EyeLocc is often better than regular medical tapes, some people react to the adhesive. This is hard to predict. We cannot take returns of opened boxes of EyeLocc, so please consider purchasing individual pairs first before you get a whole box.

Description (by Rebecca)

New to us as of August 2017... but updated to a larger version in August 2018!

I am always keeping an eye out for new and better alternatives to help people with poor lid closure seal their lids at night, so I was thrilled to learn about EyeLocc and try it out. As has so often been the case at the Dry Eye Shop, I was put wise to this product by a customer who had come across it, tried it and liked it (you know who you are... thank you again!).

EyeLocc is designed for sealing lids of patients under general anaesthesia during surgery, and is a very practical alternative to using medical tape. I really like the tabs it has at the sides which make it much easier to get a grip on it to remove it easily - especially if you have to take one off during the night to get around. And just being clearly designed for the eye's shape makes it more user-friendly than medical tape. Best, the window part in the center has a gentler adhesive than the rest so that the most sensitive skin affected is not exposed to the stronger adhesive of the outer part. This is also a bonus for those with brittle lashes that are easily pulled out by conventional tapes.

This current version has been re-sized to make it a better one-size-fits-all. 

I feel that the EyeLocc will be helpful meeting the following needs:

  • Economical, user-friendly alternative to taping the lids down. EyeLocc is easier to apply and remove, and is reasonably priced.
  • People who, due to their orbital bone structure, have difficulty securing the lid down with tape.
  • People who must tape, but whose skin is fragile and does not tolerate adhesives well. The adhesive, particularly on the window part, is very gentle.
  • People in nursing or assisted living facilities who need eye protection applied by staff.

I suspect that a few of the bubble bandage users might also gravitate towards this as a cheaper alternative, even though it does NOT vault the lids. Finally, I think this is a good user-friendly entry-level product for people who have never taped a lid down but could benefit from it, such as RCE patients who need to immobilize the lids to prevent erosions.

In terms of limitations, it isn't very tall, so *possibly* people with large eyes and large orbits may not find it adequate. Furthermore, ointment users may find that after they lift it, they may have trouble sticking it back down if the ointment has seeped onto the skin.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

What is EyeLocc™?

The EyeLocc™ is a unique dressing specifically designed for eyelid occlusion during general anaesthesia.

It provides quick, complete, and safe eye closure. This ensures that the eye maintains its moisture throughout the procedure, and is protected from external harm.

The EyeLocc™ has many benefits, including:
  • Saves theatre time
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Sterile to combat cross-contamination and spread of hospital acquired infections such as MRSA/VRE
  • Hypoallergenic and latex free
  • Helps prevent complications such as exposure keratitis and corneal abrasions
  • Inner clear window allows for intraoperative monitoring of the eye
  • Made from flexible material that conforms completely to the eye socked leaving no gaps.
  • Multizone adhesive ensures it stays in place for long periods of time, while preventing eyelid tearing and bruising upon removal

Why is EyeLocc™ the better choice?

Sterile and individually wrapped, the EyeLocc™ significantly decreases application and removal time, and the risk of cross-contamination.

An inner clear window allows for intraoperative monitoring of eye closure, while an outer opaque border assists with correct placement of the dressing.

The dressing is extremely flexible, making it conform perfectly to the eye socket leaving no gaps.

The inner window section has gentle adhesive, preventing eyelid trauma and removal of eyelashes, while ensuring the eye remains closed throughout the procedure.

The outer section has stronger adhesive, completely sealing the eye, protecting from air, chemicals, and foreign materials. It also maintains eye closure for extended periods of time.

Non-adhesive tabs allow for easy application and removal, even with gloved hands.

Label Information

Indications

  • EyeLocc™ is designed to hold eyes closed during general anaesthesia.

Warnings

  • EyeLocc™ alone is not sufficient for protection from intraocular hypertension when patient is in the prone position.
  • EyeLocc™ must only be applied to closed eyes. Applying EyeLocc™ to an open eye may result in corneal trauma.
  • Do not use if packaging is damaged.

Usage Instructions

  • EyeLocc™ should be applied immediately AFTER induction of anaesthesia. It is best to ensure EyeLocc™ is applied before any action that involves a heightened risk of corneal trauma, such as insertion of a mechanical airway, preparation of the surgical area, or application of surgical drapes.
  • Ensure the EyeLocc™ is removed before patient is able to open eyes naturally to avoid acute patient distress.

Steps for application: 

  • Open the packaging, from the end marked "Peel from this end".
  • Note that there are two identical EyeLocc™s in each package, and either EyeLocc™ can be used on either of the patient's eyes.
  • Remove middle portion of backing material.
  • Hold on to the non-stick tabs, one in each hand.
  • Place the EyeLocc™ over the closed eye so the eyelashes and majority of the upper eyelid can be seen through the clear centre viewing window.
  • Ensure that the EyeLocc™ has made a tight seal with the eye socket and there are no gaps between the EyeLocc™ and the skin.
  • Repeat with the second EyeLocc™.
  • To remove the EyeLocc™, gently peel it off from the medial to the lateral corner of the eye, using the non-stick tabs.
  • Dispose of the EyeLocc™s. The dressings are not intended for multiple applications.

 

average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 7 reviews
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86% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
7 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Only taping method that worked for me

Bell's Palsy has left me with facial paralysis and the need to protect my eye while I sleep. I had tried several different taping methods and every tape imaginable, but all had unacceptable drawbacks and my skin was getting sore and irritated and I dreaded going to bed. After watching Rebecca's video, I decided to give the EyeLoccs a try. Last night was my best night's sleep since my diagnosis! I didn't need to put more drops or gel in during the night and was able to sleep on my side and stomach. I barely noticed there was anything on my eye.

One thing that helped me while using the patch was to make sure my eyelid was clean and dry. Nighttime gel gets on my lashes, so they don't stick to the tape, which is a bonus. The adhesive that covers the center part of the patch is very gentle but enough to keep your eye closed. The outer-edge adhesive is stronger, but it's such a thin line, it isn't hard to get off if you go slowly and pull the skin away from the tape.

Although I have ordered some of the night goggles to try, I can imagine still using the EyeLoccs when I go to the dentist or when my eye is just being finicky and I need to keep it closed for a while. I am so pleased these worked for me, it makes me want to cry, which is one of the things my paralyzed side can still do!

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Perfect

Please never run out of these again! These are the best, only things that have ever helped me. My eyes stay completely open when I sleep due to a neurological issue. It is very hard to tape them shut as all the tissue around my eyes has atrophied away and there is nothing but orbital bone to attach the tape to, so tape ends up vaulting over the eye and doing me no good.

These keep my eyes shut and allow me to sleep without waking with terrible eye pain and irritation. They are also so easy to use with just the right amount of adhesion.

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LOVE THEM

I've used and LOVED EyeLocc for many months.They WORK! In the past I've awakened with corneal abrasions even when I used Refresh PM ointment because one eye doesn't close completely. I've read that some people don't like the adhesive because it's too "strong". I had that problem at first but I solved it by taking each EyeLocc and putting it on the back of my hand FIRST once or twice (depending on how easily/difficult it is to pull off) and then putting it on my eyelid. It removes some of the stickiness but still holds tight all night. I also use a night cream and sometimes bring it up to around the eye area (very light application), which makes the EyeLocc adhesive less strong, but my first 'solution' is better because if you put too much cream around the eye, the EyeLocc won't stick. I've not had a single corneal abrasion (they HURT) since I started using EyeLocc.

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Best Ever!!

This is my second review for this product. I typically don’t write reviews but this product is amazing. Even better now that it’s a bit larger. I have logophthalmos (weak eye closure) so it’s necessary to cover my eye at night after my AN surgery. I have been covering my eye for 10 years and this is by far the best product I’ve ever tried. I use a little lacilube and apply. It stays well all night and is easy to remove in the morning. I can have my ceiling fan on without any worry of my eye drying out. I love the see through window that lets in the morning light. It is so comfortable I often forget I have my eye covered. That’s the best feeling ever.

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So far, the best I’ve used...

I sleep with my eyes open. I have tried to find a solution to this for months now. I have used plastic wrap, nite eye bandages, ortolux bandages, silk masks, tranquil eyes...you name it. So when I saw this as an option, I didn’t get too excited, but I felt it had promise. Well last night I used An eyelocc on my right eye and an ortolux on my left. My right eye is far worse, so the bubble bandage didn’t keep the eye moist. The eyelocc bandage however had me waking up feeling great. I was still able to use ointment and gel. I just had to make sure my lids were dry before I applied it. Great product...I also felt safe using it. There were a couple times my eye did open, and all I had to do was press the tape back onto the lid. Even when it did open, my upper lashes protected my eye from touching the tape. I sleep on my back now, I have to...if I were still stomach sleeping, I probably would have put a shield or bubble bandage over this to protect my eye from smashing into the pillow. This is a great product...very grateful I have access to it. Yesterday my right eye literally felt like sandpaper...today, it’s 90% healed.

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About EyeLocc

  • Convenient way to seal eyelids down at night
  • Economical
  • Package of 50 pairs
  • Sample pair available here for $1.00
  • Product dimensions: 8.8 cm x 3.8 cm (3.46" x 1.5") at tallest and widest

Try a pair or two before you buy a box

While EyeLocc is often better than regular medical tapes, some people react to the adhesive. This is hard to predict. We cannot take returns of opened boxes of EyeLocc, so please consider purchasing individual pairs first before you get a whole box.

Description (by Rebecca)

New to us as of August 2017... but updated to a larger version in August 2018!

I am always keeping an eye out for new and better alternatives to help people with poor lid closure seal their lids at night, so I was thrilled to learn about EyeLocc and try it out. As has so often been the case at the Dry Eye Shop, I was put wise to this product by a customer who had come across it, tried it and liked it (you know who you are... thank you again!).

EyeLocc is designed for sealing lids of patients under general anaesthesia during surgery, and is a very practical alternative to using medical tape. I really like the tabs it has at the sides which make it much easier to get a grip on it to remove it easily - especially if you have to take one off during the night to get around. And just being clearly designed for the eye's shape makes it more user-friendly than medical tape. Best, the window part in the center has a gentler adhesive than the rest so that the most sensitive skin affected is not exposed to the stronger adhesive of the outer part. This is also a bonus for those with brittle lashes that are easily pulled out by conventional tapes.

This current version has been re-sized to make it a better one-size-fits-all. 

I feel that the EyeLocc will be helpful meeting the following needs:

  • Economical, user-friendly alternative to taping the lids down. EyeLocc is easier to apply and remove, and is reasonably priced.
  • People who, due to their orbital bone structure, have difficulty securing the lid down with tape.
  • People who must tape, but whose skin is fragile and does not tolerate adhesives well. The adhesive, particularly on the window part, is very gentle.
  • People in nursing or assisted living facilities who need eye protection applied by staff.

I suspect that a few of the bubble bandage users might also gravitate towards this as a cheaper alternative, even though it does NOT vault the lids. Finally, I think this is a good user-friendly entry-level product for people who have never taped a lid down but could benefit from it, such as RCE patients who need to immobilize the lids to prevent erosions.

In terms of limitations, it isn't very tall, so *possibly* people with large eyes and large orbits may not find it adequate. Furthermore, ointment users may find that after they lift it, they may have trouble sticking it back down if the ointment has seeped onto the skin.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

What is EyeLocc™?

The EyeLocc™ is a unique dressing specifically designed for eyelid occlusion during general anaesthesia.

It provides quick, complete, and safe eye closure. This ensures that the eye maintains its moisture throughout the procedure, and is protected from external harm.

The EyeLocc™ has many benefits, including:
  • Saves theatre time
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Sterile to combat cross-contamination and spread of hospital acquired infections such as MRSA/VRE
  • Hypoallergenic and latex free
  • Helps prevent complications such as exposure keratitis and corneal abrasions
  • Inner clear window allows for intraoperative monitoring of the eye
  • Made from flexible material that conforms completely to the eye socked leaving no gaps.
  • Multizone adhesive ensures it stays in place for long periods of time, while preventing eyelid tearing and bruising upon removal

Why is EyeLocc™ the better choice?

Sterile and individually wrapped, the EyeLocc™ significantly decreases application and removal time, and the risk of cross-contamination.

An inner clear window allows for intraoperative monitoring of eye closure, while an outer opaque border assists with correct placement of the dressing.

The dressing is extremely flexible, making it conform perfectly to the eye socket leaving no gaps.

The inner window section has gentle adhesive, preventing eyelid trauma and removal of eyelashes, while ensuring the eye remains closed throughout the procedure.

The outer section has stronger adhesive, completely sealing the eye, protecting from air, chemicals, and foreign materials. It also maintains eye closure for extended periods of time.

Non-adhesive tabs allow for easy application and removal, even with gloved hands.

Label Information

Indications

  • EyeLocc™ is designed to hold eyes closed during general anaesthesia.

Warnings

  • EyeLocc™ alone is not sufficient for protection from intraocular hypertension when patient is in the prone position.
  • EyeLocc™ must only be applied to closed eyes. Applying EyeLocc™ to an open eye may result in corneal trauma.
  • Do not use if packaging is damaged.

Usage Instructions

  • EyeLocc™ should be applied immediately AFTER induction of anaesthesia. It is best to ensure EyeLocc™ is applied before any action that involves a heightened risk of corneal trauma, such as insertion of a mechanical airway, preparation of the surgical area, or application of surgical drapes.
  • Ensure the EyeLocc™ is removed before patient is able to open eyes naturally to avoid acute patient distress.

Steps for application: 

  • Open the packaging, from the end marked "Peel from this end".
  • Note that there are two identical EyeLocc™s in each package, and either EyeLocc™ can be used on either of the patient's eyes.
  • Remove middle portion of backing material.
  • Hold on to the non-stick tabs, one in each hand.
  • Place the EyeLocc™ over the closed eye so the eyelashes and majority of the upper eyelid can be seen through the clear centre viewing window.
  • Ensure that the EyeLocc™ has made a tight seal with the eye socket and there are no gaps between the EyeLocc™ and the skin.
  • Repeat with the second EyeLocc™.
  • To remove the EyeLocc™, gently peel it off from the medial to the lateral corner of the eye, using the non-stick tabs.
  • Dispose of the EyeLocc™s. The dressings are not intended for multiple applications.

 

average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 7 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    5 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    1 Review
  • 3 Stars
    1 Review
  • 2 Stars
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  • 1 Star
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86% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
7 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Only taping method that worked for me

Bell's Palsy has left me with facial paralysis and the need to protect my eye while I sleep. I had tried several different taping methods and every tape imaginable, but all had unacceptable drawbacks and my skin was getting sore and irritated and I dreaded going to bed. After watching Rebecca's video, I decided to give the EyeLoccs a try. Last night was my best night's sleep since my diagnosis! I didn't need to put more drops or gel in during the night and was able to sleep on my side and stomach. I barely noticed there was anything on my eye.

One thing that helped me while using the patch was to make sure my eyelid was clean and dry. Nighttime gel gets on my lashes, so they don't stick to the tape, which is a bonus. The adhesive that covers the center part of the patch is very gentle but enough to keep your eye closed. The outer-edge adhesive is stronger, but it's such a thin line, it isn't hard to get off if you go slowly and pull the skin away from the tape.

Although I have ordered some of the night goggles to try, I can imagine still using the EyeLoccs when I go to the dentist or when my eye is just being finicky and I need to keep it closed for a while. I am so pleased these worked for me, it makes me want to cry, which is one of the things my paralyzed side can still do!

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Perfect

Please never run out of these again! These are the best, only things that have ever helped me. My eyes stay completely open when I sleep due to a neurological issue. It is very hard to tape them shut as all the tissue around my eyes has atrophied away and there is nothing but orbital bone to attach the tape to, so tape ends up vaulting over the eye and doing me no good.

These keep my eyes shut and allow me to sleep without waking with terrible eye pain and irritation. They are also so easy to use with just the right amount of adhesion.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

LOVE THEM

I've used and LOVED EyeLocc for many months.They WORK! In the past I've awakened with corneal abrasions even when I used Refresh PM ointment because one eye doesn't close completely. I've read that some people don't like the adhesive because it's too "strong". I had that problem at first but I solved it by taking each EyeLocc and putting it on the back of my hand FIRST once or twice (depending on how easily/difficult it is to pull off) and then putting it on my eyelid. It removes some of the stickiness but still holds tight all night. I also use a night cream and sometimes bring it up to around the eye area (very light application), which makes the EyeLocc adhesive less strong, but my first 'solution' is better because if you put too much cream around the eye, the EyeLocc won't stick. I've not had a single corneal abrasion (they HURT) since I started using EyeLocc.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Best Ever!!

This is my second review for this product. I typically don’t write reviews but this product is amazing. Even better now that it’s a bit larger. I have logophthalmos (weak eye closure) so it’s necessary to cover my eye at night after my AN surgery. I have been covering my eye for 10 years and this is by far the best product I’ve ever tried. I use a little lacilube and apply. It stays well all night and is easy to remove in the morning. I can have my ceiling fan on without any worry of my eye drying out. I love the see through window that lets in the morning light. It is so comfortable I often forget I have my eye covered. That’s the best feeling ever.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

So far, the best I’ve used...

I sleep with my eyes open. I have tried to find a solution to this for months now. I have used plastic wrap, nite eye bandages, ortolux bandages, silk masks, tranquil eyes...you name it. So when I saw this as an option, I didn’t get too excited, but I felt it had promise. Well last night I used An eyelocc on my right eye and an ortolux on my left. My right eye is far worse, so the bubble bandage didn’t keep the eye moist. The eyelocc bandage however had me waking up feeling great. I was still able to use ointment and gel. I just had to make sure my lids were dry before I applied it. Great product...I also felt safe using it. There were a couple times my eye did open, and all I had to do was press the tape back onto the lid. Even when it did open, my upper lashes protected my eye from touching the tape. I sleep on my back now, I have to...if I were still stomach sleeping, I probably would have put a shield or bubble bandage over this to protect my eye from smashing into the pillow. This is a great product...very grateful I have access to it. Yesterday my right eye literally felt like sandpaper...today, it’s 90% healed.

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