Tranquileyes STARTER Kit (Travel & Sleep)

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Rated 3.7 out of 5
9 Reviews
  • $49.50


About Tranquileyes

  • Provides maximal moisture retention and dry eye protection
  • Deep cushion seal
  • Removable moisture pads
  • Comfortable, fully adjustable fabric strap
  • International customers: We cannot ship this product to Canada, Europe, and certain other countries. Please click here for details.
  • Included: Goggle, fitted with cushions and moisture pads; spare set of foam; mesh wash bag for cleaning
  • Returnable (used or unused). See policy details

Video (skip to 0:50 for just Tranquileyes)

Description (by Rebecca)

NOTE: All of my discussion about Tranquileyes on this page is directed specifically at overnight dry eye protection. For information about Tranquileyes as a warm moist compress using Thermoeyes heat inserts, please see Tranquileyes Advanced. 

Tranquileyes is the original Eye Eco product for night dry eye protection and warm compresses, launched more than 10 years ago now. It was revolutionary at that time - up till then, the only thing doctors ever seemed to recommend for overnight dry eye protection was more, and more, and more ointment. Or taping the eyelids shut if it got really bad. 

Fast forward a decade... Eye Eco have continued innovating new products for night dry eye protection and have made huge strides towards addressing a wider range of fitting requirements and niche user needs. Tranquileyes meanwhile remains a very important tool for night protection for people with severe symptoms, particularly aqueous deficient dry eye types such as auto-immune conditions (e.g. Sjogrens, RA). It is not suitable for everyone, however, even if they have severe symptoms. 

Tranquileyes offers a unique combination of advantages:
  • Deep foam seal: Viscoelastic ("memory") foam conforms perfectly to the contours of the face.
  • Removable moisture pad: Pads made of the same foam are removed, wetted and replaced in the goggle to add maximal moisture to last through the night.
  • Potential for light pressure on the lids: For users whose lids do not fully close (a common problem called nocturnal lagophthalmos - not always a problem on its own, but can be serious in conjunction with dry eye), the pads may be helpful in holding the lids closed, depending on fit. Fit can also be customized by trimming the pads or adding extra thin pads if the eyes are deep set. 

How do you decide which night product to try first - how do you determine whether Tranquileyes is really the best one to start with? Well, honestly, at the end of the day it will be all about trial and error - most people don't know until they try something what their tolerance will be or whether a product will be compatible with their sleep style.

The answers are not always intuitive - for example, I speak frequently with people who have poor eyelid closure at night (Bell's palsy, complications from blepharoplasty and a variety of other situations). Often they are convinced they need something that will hold their lids down, but in practice they often find that they cannot sleep, or that whatever holds their lids down might slip and give them a nasty abrasion. So the answer may actually be a vaulting type of shield that maximizes moisture to prevent damage from exposure but without anything coming near the eyes themselves. 

Please see our Product Guide: Night Dry Eye Protection Devices for suggested guidelines on product choices.

Best uses

In my opinion, patients most likely to be successful with Tranquileyes for overnight use are:
  • Severe dry eye patients intent on maximizing moisture retention overnight, AND
  • Small to medium sizing, AND
  • Are used to wearing a blackout sleep mask at night or are confident they can tolerate some extra bulk over their eye area overnight, AND
  • Do not have any extreme material or chemical sensitivities

Limitations

  • Foam: Occasionally people have skin reactions to the foam. It's a lovely high quality foam, and this does not happen often, but enough to be aware that it's a possibility.
  • Sizing: People with larger orbits may find the cushions rest too close to their eyes; people with eyes set unusually close together or far apart may find the nose bridge does not work for them.
  • Pressure on eyes: The moisture pads can press down uncomfortably. This may be easily remedied by customizing the foam fit, but for some users any contact with the lids will be undesirable.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

about the product:

The patented tranquileyes® travel and sleep kit is designed to promote a relaxing, restful sleep, making it perfect for long flights, power naps, and your regular sleep patterns.

Padded with comfortable memory foam, they naturally shelter your eyes from drafts, dust, and low humidity environments, all contributors to dry eye and related conditions.

The goggle includes a set of removable moisture pads which can be soaked in hot water prior to sleep. This aids in the creation of moist-heat, key to soothing tired, irritated eyes. For migraines or puffiness, the pads can be frozen to create effective cold therapies, anytime you need them.

The goggle also creates total darkness, stimulating the pineal gland to release melatonin, a key promoter of deep sleep and relaxation. Whatever your dry eye problems, our travel and sleep kit can help, whether you're at home or on the road.

included in the kit:

  • One foam padded Tranquileyes goggle
  • One spare set of foam
  • One mesh wash bag for cleaning
  • Manual

Usage and Care

What is Tranquileyes used for?

In this context, Tranquileyes is used for overnight dry eye protection. 

Tranquileyes can also be used for moist heat therapy along with Thermoeyes heat inserts (purchased separately or in a moist heat therapy kit such as Tranquileyes Advanced). 

Instructions for use

Simply moisten the pads, place inside the goggle, and place over the eyes, adjusting the strap until comfortable. For cold therapies, freeze the moisture pads, then wear as normal.

Cleaning and care

Washing

Hand wash moisture pads (grey inserts) and/or thermopads (thin white foam inserts) with mild antibacterial soap and rinse thoroughly with hot water (shower temperature) before or after each use. Wash plastic eye covers and outer foam eye cushion as needed.

After rinsing, gently squeeze excess moisture out of pads and foam. Pat any excess moisture out of eye covers with a towel and hang to dry. All kits except the 'Mini' come with a net dry bag that you can use to hang your tranquileyes dry and keep clean.

Replacing Foam and Moisture Pads

Foam eye cushions should be replaced as needed, typically every two months if using daily. To replace, peel the old cushion away from the eyecup, one at a time. Peel liner off replacement foam, align each replacement cushion with the appropriate eyecup and press foam to eyecup. Dispose of all old foam (outer ring and inner moisture pads). Replacement foam may be purchased here.

Warranty information

Eye Eco products are covered under a one-year manufacturer warranty. Refer to eyeeco.com or contact us.

More resources

Eye Eco - Recommended for Chronic Dry Eye 

average rating 3.7 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
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56% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
9 Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

Can't adjust the distance between the "lenses"

I'm an adult male and found the the distance between the eyes was too short, which made them feel uncomfortable. The piece between is also rubber and therefore it does not stretch. It would be better if it was made of elastic or was adjustable - like my swimming googles.

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Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Just nothing this kit is the "lined" foam not "unlined"

I have been using Tranquilizes for sleep purchased here at the Dry Eye Shop since 2011. They have helped me greatly and I can never sleep without them. In the past few years, despite all my usual efforts to follow directions, the replacement pads seem to have a weaker adhesive and within a month of use no longer stick down all the way and I am constantly ordering and replacing them. So I decided to get a brand new pair last week and start from scratch. However I just wanted customers to note that these are "lined" and not "unlined" and I have to send them back because the lined bothers my skin. Some people like the lined but I find it too rough on my skin and too warm at night. The kind I prefer and am used to is just the smooth raw sponge like foam. It could possibly say somewhere these are lined but I cannot find it. Had it said so I would have not ordered them. I am giving two stars off, and in agreement with another customer here that they are indeed very overpriced by the company that makes them and the adhesive stops working too early. Seems the adhesive used to last much longer. But I still cannot do without them as they are about the only product out there like it that works. Hope this helps someone! NOTE FROM REBECCA: Thank you so much for the detailed review Miki! That's great. Just want to mention a couple of things for everyone's benefit:

1) Once the goggle gets to a certain age, the adhesive will not stick as well - when that happens, it's time to replace the…

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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Amazing product!

I was having problems with erosion of my eyes. I was able to address it but problem kept on coming back. My ophthalmologist thought it was related to the fact that my eyes don't fully close when I sleep. I found this website while web browsing and bought this Traquileyses product. It took care of the problem. I have not had excessive dryness since I started using it ( I do use a gel drops also, but they don't do the trick when used alone). I find them to be comfortable and they don't interfere with my sleep (that may not be true for everyone). I have them for a few years and have bought replacement pads a few times. The only complaint I have is that the straps don't stay tight anymore, but I have them for a while and nothing lasts forever. Overall, great product!

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Rated 2 out of 5
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eye mask

comes apart to easily, adjustments straps and the center come apart and stretch

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Rated 1 out of 5
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Poor quality

These goggles are wayyyy overpriced for the how cheaply they are made. The foam around the goggles started coming off within a couple weeks and the band was difficult to adjust and get to stay put. I thought the inserts were a nice feature, but even when I adjusted the goggles looser the inserts pressed against my eyes causing blurry vision for about 10 minutes after I removed them. If you have a narrower face then these goggles will not work well and they don't stay put well if you are a side sleeper either. Overall, I was disappointed with these goggles. Ended up removing the band, tying the ends together, and using that rather than the goggles because it worked better!

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About Tranquileyes

  • Provides maximal moisture retention and dry eye protection
  • Deep cushion seal
  • Removable moisture pads
  • Comfortable, fully adjustable fabric strap
  • International customers: We cannot ship this product to Canada, Europe, and certain other countries. Please click here for details.
  • Included: Goggle, fitted with cushions and moisture pads; spare set of foam; mesh wash bag for cleaning
  • Returnable (used or unused). See policy details

Video (skip to 0:50 for just Tranquileyes)

Description (by Rebecca)

NOTE: All of my discussion about Tranquileyes on this page is directed specifically at overnight dry eye protection. For information about Tranquileyes as a warm moist compress using Thermoeyes heat inserts, please see Tranquileyes Advanced. 

Tranquileyes is the original Eye Eco product for night dry eye protection and warm compresses, launched more than 10 years ago now. It was revolutionary at that time - up till then, the only thing doctors ever seemed to recommend for overnight dry eye protection was more, and more, and more ointment. Or taping the eyelids shut if it got really bad. 

Fast forward a decade... Eye Eco have continued innovating new products for night dry eye protection and have made huge strides towards addressing a wider range of fitting requirements and niche user needs. Tranquileyes meanwhile remains a very important tool for night protection for people with severe symptoms, particularly aqueous deficient dry eye types such as auto-immune conditions (e.g. Sjogrens, RA). It is not suitable for everyone, however, even if they have severe symptoms. 

Tranquileyes offers a unique combination of advantages:
  • Deep foam seal: Viscoelastic ("memory") foam conforms perfectly to the contours of the face.
  • Removable moisture pad: Pads made of the same foam are removed, wetted and replaced in the goggle to add maximal moisture to last through the night.
  • Potential for light pressure on the lids: For users whose lids do not fully close (a common problem called nocturnal lagophthalmos - not always a problem on its own, but can be serious in conjunction with dry eye), the pads may be helpful in holding the lids closed, depending on fit. Fit can also be customized by trimming the pads or adding extra thin pads if the eyes are deep set. 

How do you decide which night product to try first - how do you determine whether Tranquileyes is really the best one to start with? Well, honestly, at the end of the day it will be all about trial and error - most people don't know until they try something what their tolerance will be or whether a product will be compatible with their sleep style.

The answers are not always intuitive - for example, I speak frequently with people who have poor eyelid closure at night (Bell's palsy, complications from blepharoplasty and a variety of other situations). Often they are convinced they need something that will hold their lids down, but in practice they often find that they cannot sleep, or that whatever holds their lids down might slip and give them a nasty abrasion. So the answer may actually be a vaulting type of shield that maximizes moisture to prevent damage from exposure but without anything coming near the eyes themselves. 

Please see our Product Guide: Night Dry Eye Protection Devices for suggested guidelines on product choices.

Best uses

In my opinion, patients most likely to be successful with Tranquileyes for overnight use are:
  • Severe dry eye patients intent on maximizing moisture retention overnight, AND
  • Small to medium sizing, AND
  • Are used to wearing a blackout sleep mask at night or are confident they can tolerate some extra bulk over their eye area overnight, AND
  • Do not have any extreme material or chemical sensitivities

Limitations

  • Foam: Occasionally people have skin reactions to the foam. It's a lovely high quality foam, and this does not happen often, but enough to be aware that it's a possibility.
  • Sizing: People with larger orbits may find the cushions rest too close to their eyes; people with eyes set unusually close together or far apart may find the nose bridge does not work for them.
  • Pressure on eyes: The moisture pads can press down uncomfortably. This may be easily remedied by customizing the foam fit, but for some users any contact with the lids will be undesirable.

Description (from the manufacturer's literature)

about the product:

The patented tranquileyes® travel and sleep kit is designed to promote a relaxing, restful sleep, making it perfect for long flights, power naps, and your regular sleep patterns.

Padded with comfortable memory foam, they naturally shelter your eyes from drafts, dust, and low humidity environments, all contributors to dry eye and related conditions.

The goggle includes a set of removable moisture pads which can be soaked in hot water prior to sleep. This aids in the creation of moist-heat, key to soothing tired, irritated eyes. For migraines or puffiness, the pads can be frozen to create effective cold therapies, anytime you need them.

The goggle also creates total darkness, stimulating the pineal gland to release melatonin, a key promoter of deep sleep and relaxation. Whatever your dry eye problems, our travel and sleep kit can help, whether you're at home or on the road.

included in the kit:

  • One foam padded Tranquileyes goggle
  • One spare set of foam
  • One mesh wash bag for cleaning
  • Manual

Usage and Care

What is Tranquileyes used for?

In this context, Tranquileyes is used for overnight dry eye protection. 

Tranquileyes can also be used for moist heat therapy along with Thermoeyes heat inserts (purchased separately or in a moist heat therapy kit such as Tranquileyes Advanced). 

Instructions for use

Simply moisten the pads, place inside the goggle, and place over the eyes, adjusting the strap until comfortable. For cold therapies, freeze the moisture pads, then wear as normal.

Cleaning and care

Washing

Hand wash moisture pads (grey inserts) and/or thermopads (thin white foam inserts) with mild antibacterial soap and rinse thoroughly with hot water (shower temperature) before or after each use. Wash plastic eye covers and outer foam eye cushion as needed.

After rinsing, gently squeeze excess moisture out of pads and foam. Pat any excess moisture out of eye covers with a towel and hang to dry. All kits except the 'Mini' come with a net dry bag that you can use to hang your tranquileyes dry and keep clean.

Replacing Foam and Moisture Pads

Foam eye cushions should be replaced as needed, typically every two months if using daily. To replace, peel the old cushion away from the eyecup, one at a time. Peel liner off replacement foam, align each replacement cushion with the appropriate eyecup and press foam to eyecup. Dispose of all old foam (outer ring and inner moisture pads). Replacement foam may be purchased here.

Warranty information

Eye Eco products are covered under a one-year manufacturer warranty. Refer to eyeeco.com or contact us.

More resources

Eye Eco - Recommended for Chronic Dry Eye 

average rating 3.7 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews
  • 5 Stars
    5 Reviews
  • 4 Stars
    0 Reviews
  • 3 Stars
    1 Review
  • 2 Stars
    2 Reviews
  • 1 Star
    1 Review
56% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
9 Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

Can't adjust the distance between the "lenses"

I'm an adult male and found the the distance between the eyes was too short, which made them feel uncomfortable. The piece between is also rubber and therefore it does not stretch. It would be better if it was made of elastic or was adjustable - like my swimming googles.

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Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Just nothing this kit is the "lined" foam not "unlined"

I have been using Tranquilizes for sleep purchased here at the Dry Eye Shop since 2011. They have helped me greatly and I can never sleep without them. In the past few years, despite all my usual efforts to follow directions, the replacement pads seem to have a weaker adhesive and within a month of use no longer stick down all the way and I am constantly ordering and replacing them. So I decided to get a brand new pair last week and start from scratch. However I just wanted customers to note that these are "lined" and not "unlined" and I have to send them back because the lined bothers my skin. Some people like the lined but I find it too rough on my skin and too warm at night. The kind I prefer and am used to is just the smooth raw sponge like foam. It could possibly say somewhere these are lined but I cannot find it. Had it said so I would have not ordered them. I am giving two stars off, and in agreement with another customer here that they are indeed very overpriced by the company that makes them and the adhesive stops working too early. Seems the adhesive used to last much longer. But I still cannot do without them as they are about the only product out there like it that works. Hope this helps someone! NOTE FROM REBECCA: Thank you so much for the detailed review Miki! That's great. Just want to mention a couple of things for everyone's benefit:

1) Once the goggle gets to a certain age, the adhesive will not stick as well - when that happens, it's time to replace the…

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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Amazing product!

I was having problems with erosion of my eyes. I was able to address it but problem kept on coming back. My ophthalmologist thought it was related to the fact that my eyes don't fully close when I sleep. I found this website while web browsing and bought this Traquileyses product. It took care of the problem. I have not had excessive dryness since I started using it ( I do use a gel drops also, but they don't do the trick when used alone). I find them to be comfortable and they don't interfere with my sleep (that may not be true for everyone). I have them for a few years and have bought replacement pads a few times. The only complaint I have is that the straps don't stay tight anymore, but I have them for a while and nothing lasts forever. Overall, great product!

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Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

eye mask

comes apart to easily, adjustments straps and the center come apart and stretch

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Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Poor quality

These goggles are wayyyy overpriced for the how cheaply they are made. The foam around the goggles started coming off within a couple weeks and the band was difficult to adjust and get to stay put. I thought the inserts were a nice feature, but even when I adjusted the goggles looser the inserts pressed against my eyes causing blurry vision for about 10 minutes after I removed them. If you have a narrower face then these goggles will not work well and they don't stay put well if you are a side sleeper either. Overall, I was disappointed with these goggles. Ended up removing the band, tying the ends together, and using that rather than the goggles because it worked better!

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