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Blinkjoy Moisture Retaining Sleep Mask

Rated 4.2 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
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    About Blinkjoy

    • Luxury light-blocking sleep mask
    • Removable soft silicone eye cups that vault eye area
    • Fully adjustable with customized eye cup positions
    • Kit includes spare moisture cups and storage bag

    Description (Rebecca's)

    December 2023

    I am very happy to have a new night product to review at last! Seriously, it's been at least eight years since we had a new product in this category. In fact, many products in this category have been discontinued. So this is progress. - Rebecca

    Blinkjoy is an excellent product, designed by a community member who truly 'gets' the problem to be solved and has gone about addressing it in a thoroughly professional manner. 

    What it's like

    Blinkjoy is a substantially sized and very structured light blocking sleep mask with removable silicone eye cups that seal in the eyes and trap moisture.

    What starts as a wide front cover continues and tapers as it wraps around the head till the ends meet and attach with velcro.

    Inside the front cover are two 'donut' shaped foam cushions which can be positioned wherever you like on the front cover, adjusting for your eye size/position.

    Soft, thin silicone shields, about 2/3" deep, fit into the foam cushions and with the help of a flange form a seal around each eye to trap moisture.

    How Blinkjoy compares and where it fits in:

    Blinkjoy fills some important gaps in the 'moisture goggle' market:

    • Complete moisture seal? For people who have not been able to get a complete seal with another product, I suspect the vast majority will get a good seal with Blinkjoy. The individual silicone cups with flanges are well designed for this job.
    • Customizable eye distance! The eye cup cushions on Blinkjoy attach with velcro! Slide them left or right! This is actually one of the features that I am most excited about. I am looking forward to not always having to tell people "Here's how to jerry-rig your goggle with some scissors and thread" or "Sorry, there's just no better option".
    • Side and stomach sleeper friendliness: Blinkjoy seems clearly designed for this purpose - within limits and recognizing that we are all different and our tolerances vary. The silicone eye cups' depth is sufficient to provide a gap over the orbit. While I'm on the subject, though, a word of caution for face sleepers with FES, TED or other conditions keeping their lids substantially open at night: Blinkjoy may be a great product for you but for safety's sake, please make sure to consult your eye doctor before using it. (Actually, everyone else ought to ask their doctor before using any product of this kind, but I worry especially about these folks.) For those who are curious, FES = Floppy Eyelid Syndrome (yes, it's a thing) and TED = Thyroid Eye Disease (a/k/a Graves Disease).
    • Super-secure strap: If your experience with moisture goggles has been "I find it on the floor in the morning", I would venture to say that that is very unlikely to be the case with Blinkjoy. The strap is not a flimsy add-on - it's a continuum of the mask itself and seems very secure, but the tradeoff is that it is bulkier.

    Who should try Blinkjoy

    • People with nocturnal lagophthalmos (incomplete lid closure at night): It's clearly designed with 'noclag' in mind: shaped to trap moisture while vaulting the eyes so that your exposed eye surfaces don't dry out excessively overnight but also don't touch anything else.
    • People with night dry eye protection needs who also have custom fit needs: A terrific feature of Blinkjoy is that the eye cups can be positioned wherever you need them. Eyes wide apart or very close set? No problem! 
    • Side sleepers who couldn't get comfortable with other goggles: No guarantees, but this is definitely worth trying, as it is specifically designed for all sleep styles.
    • People with severe night dry eye, in general: Many people with severe night dry eye seem to benefit from moisture shields at night even if their eye lids close fully. 

    Who I would not recommend Blinkjoy for

    • People who know they need less bulk and/or lighter weight. Many people just cannot tolerate a 'bulky' sleep mask while sleeping. Glad Press 'n' Seal is probably still your best option.
    • People who don't want the blackout effect. Some people are only able to wear transparent shields/goggles.
    • People who are bothered by big thick straps: Some people cannot stand thicker velcro closures on masks. Blinkjoy's is about as hefty as it gets. For reference, the Eye Eco straps are at the exact opposite end of the spectrum (silky thin fabric wrap).
    • Full face CPAP users. No way is this compatible.

    Who it might be a tossup for

    • All those very petite ladies with tiny faces. Are you going to fall into the "I can't deal with that much bulk" category and stick with Quartz or Saran wrap or a lightweight sleep mask plus ointment, or will you love the feel of Blinkjoy so much that it just all works out somehow? I just don't know, and I can't wait to see your detailed reviews when you try it!
    • Large face-sleeping gentlemen with Floppy Eyelid Syndrome. Is the eye cup deep enough to keep you protected when you mash your face on that pillow? I hope so but I don't know so. Don't forget to get your eye doctor to check it out.
    • Nasal pillow CPAP users: It's going to be model-dependent. Whether it works or not please be sure to post a review giving details of your CPAP model!
    • The classic side sleeper. Such a dilemma. You pay for excellent design and ergonomics with more bulk, and I think that's going to work for some but not all of you.

    Durability?

    This is something that we learn over time with new products. As many of you veterans have found, this can also vary a lot from user to user. Please share your experiences. There is a 1-year warranty.

    Advice for trying it out

    As with all moisture goggles or shields, please try it for at least a couple of weeks before deciding whether it's going to help you.

    If you are new to this category of product, consider trying at least one other product at the same time so that you can compare them side by side. This advice is partly born out of years of experience watching people buy a product and return it only to buy it again when they eventually figure out that, while nothing was perfect, the one they bought first actually worked better than everything they tried subsequently. But the other reason that I say to give it awhile is that this type of product in general typically does not give instant relief, although of course you may be an exception. 

    Last, something that probably no one wants to hear, though I think it will resonate with many veteran patients: Sometimes with moisture goggle type things you just can't explain the results. I mean there have been nights when I have worn a perfectly sealed goggle or shield and when it was literally dripping wet in the morning but my eyes felt like cardboard anyway. Other times they give me lots of relief. I cannot tell you why, other than (a) feeling dry is not the same as being dry and (b) there's always a bit of the random at play with dry eye.


    Description (Manufacturer's)

    The Blinkjoy Moisture Retaining Sleep Mask was created for those who suffer from chronic dry eye, post LASIK irritation, or eye strain from computer use to promote relief from dry eye symptoms - helping you wake up feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

    Our Moisture Retaining Sleep Mask creates a moisture rich space over your eyes, hydrating the sensitive eyelid area and preserving drops or ointment throughout the night. We added ultra soft medical-grade silicone eye cups supported by compressible yet breathable foam which add zero eye pressure yet block out drafts, wind, and dust protecting sensitive eyes from dry environments.

    • MAXIMIZES HYDRATION - Our soft and amazingly comfortable silicone eye cups create a moisture rich space over your eyes, hydrating the sensitive eyelid area and preserving your tears or nighttime ointment throughout the night.
    • BLOCKS DRAFTS & DUST - Keep eyes protected from drafts, wind, dust, and dry environments. Properly hydrated and lubricated eyes can expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning.
    • EASY TO CLEAN - Our innovative silicone eye cup design ensures zero pressure on your eyes, allowing for a truly restful sleep. Easily removable for cleaning, these medical-grade silicone cups are free from phthalates, latex, dioxin, and BPA, ensuring no irritation to the delicate skin around your eyes.
    • BLACKOUT SEAL - Our eye pillows can be finely positioned, and the elastic strap can be increased or decreased in size so you can find your perfect fit. Compressible yet breathable eye pillows conform to your face's shape, offering unbeatable darkness and comfort, even if you're a side sleeper.

    EXTRA GOODIES INCLUDED: Alongside your Blinkjoy moisture-retaining sleep mask, we provide an additional pair of silicone moisture cups for extended use. We also offer a durable storage bag, conveniently keeping your mask and nighttime ointments organized in one place.

    Care instructions

    We recommend hand washing your mask before first use and periodically over time. Dry the mask flat. Do not iron.

    Materials

    Outside: 46% Cotton, 54% Polyester
    Inside: 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex
    Band: 100% elastic, Velcro closure

    Moisture Mask Troubleshooting Guide

    How do I find the right fit?

    Make sure to fit the mask snugly around your head (not too loose, not too tight) and adjust the eyecups to rest comfortably over each eye. If you feel a suction against your eyes, the mask is too tight.

    What if my eyes still feel dry?

    We always recommend applying dry eye gel drops or nighttime ointment before wearing your Blinkjoy mask at night. Our goal is to create a humid microenvironment for the eyes and prevent excessive evaporation of tears to minimize symptoms of dry eye. However, tear deficiency is common for those with dry eye, which means you may not have enough tears to begin with. Applying drops or ointment prior to wearing your mask will help alleviate this problem and maximize the benefits of sleeping with your Blinkjoy mask.

    Will I experience red marks or puffy eyes?

    In rare cases for those with extremely sensitive skin, wearing a moisture mask may cause irritation or red marks after initial use. Many customers have resolved this by a) loosening the mask to ensure it is not too tight, and b) applying a gentle eye moisturizing cream or balm prior to use to protect the sensitive skin area around the eyes.

    Will I find sleeping with a mask uncomfortable?

    If this is your first time sleeping with an eye mask at night, it may take some getting used to. If this applies to you, we have heard success from many customers that slowly increasing wear time was beneficial. Start with an hour your first night, then two hours, and so on. After one to two weeks, you should have no problem sleeping through the night with your Blinkjoy mask. Even if your mask takes some getting used to, stick with it...your eyes will be happy you did.

    What if I am a side sleeper?

    Your Blinkjoy mask will work best if you sleep on your back or partially on your side. Changing your preferred sleeping position may seem like a daunting task, but have no fear - we've found this guide on how to train yourself to sleep on your back to be a great one.

    Should I wash the eyecups prior to use?

    Our silicone eye cups are made from 100% medical grade silicone which prevents bacterial buildup. However we do recommend cleaning each silicone eye chamber with soap and water prior to each use to remove dirt or debris.

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    Reviewed by Anne J., from United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    • Aqueous deficient dry eye
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    I like it!!

    I've only worn it twice but I really like it!! I'm a side sleeper & it works really well for me. It's comfortable & it doesn't leave deep indentations in my face like the Eye Seals do.

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    Reviewed by SHERRY B., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    61 - 70
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Blepharitis/MGD
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • CPAP user
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Improved Eye Health

    I found this mask comfortable and it has improved my sleep, my ocular rosacea, and my eyes are better moisturized. This is high praise from me. I was amazed at how much better I like Blinkjoy than the Eco Eye Tranquil goggles I'd been using. Blinkjoy seems like it stays put during the night and the vault is helpful and comfortable. I needed to adjust the location of the foam eye cups on the mask strap, but once I figured that out they seem to fit well. I add saline to the blue eye cups and put the mask on at the bedside just before getting into bed. If I need to get up at night it's not too difficult to remove and replace, sometimes adding addition moisture to the blue eye cups if needed. They do block all light which I thought I wouldn't like, however it seems to have significantly improved my sleep quality.

    I appreciated other reviews comments on how they adjusted the mask to make more room for their ears.

    I may need to consider that at some point.

    I also wear a C-pap nasal mask ( ResMed N30i) at night. I put the Blinkjoy mask on first and then the C-pap mast and pull my ponytail through the two straps, putting the C-pap strap in the lowest position.

    Does anyone have a feel for how long the blue eye cups last? Can replacement eye cups be ordered? I have been wearing the Blinkjoy mask for 6 weeks. I will continue to add updates as appropriate.

    Thanks for your reviews. I'm not sure I would have tried these without reading reviews. I am glad I did.

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    Ooooh thank you so much for taking the time to give such a detailed review, this is awesome!

    I have not personally had any feedback yet that I recall about durability of the eye cups. We aren't able to stock the spares here yet but you can get them here:
    https://helloblinkjoy.com/products/silicone-eyecups-oasis-blue
    and they have some different colors.

    Reviewed by Belinda R., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Sjogrens/Lupus/Rheumatoid arthritis
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    With modification, perfect

    It took a while to get used to sleeping in them. I cut the end off of one side to make my ear more comfy and removed the foam from the side areas to make it fit better and more comfortably. What I love most is the total blackout. I fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply and they stay in place.

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    Reviewed by Jillian L., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 2 out of 5
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    Blinkjoy Moisture Sleep Mask

    Too large for my face. Uncomfortable to sleep in.

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    Reviewed by Linda B., 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
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Thyroid eye disease
    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Great dry eye mask

    The eye pad and silicone eye cups are wonderful and really do keep in the moisture. However the strap goes over my ears and is very irritating. I have short hair so no protection from that. I have a narrow strap from Manta that I’m using with these eye pads and cups that works for me. I had to add flattened silicone caulk to keep the strap from moving on my slippery hair. Blinkjoy needs to make an alternate strap that doesn’t go over the ears.

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