SKU: PRO 144LB

Pro-Moisture Chamber with Soft Foam Back

Rated 3.8 out of 5
Based on 4 reviews
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    About the Pro-Moisture Chamber with Soft Foam Back

    • Soft clear vinyl shield
    • Foam lining 
    • Fits under glasses
    • Available small (40x60 mm) or large (50x70 mm)

    Description (Rebecca's)

    This is a very simple, moderate quality product. Do not expect it to last long! But for the right person, it may be a very important tool, particularly for temporary use.

    Who is the right person? I would say definitely a lot of the folks with Bell's Palsy anyone suffering from corneal exposure due to facial paralysis or a non-closing eyelid. There is such a lack of patches for an exposed eye! The most effective ones are the adhesive bubble patches i.e. NITEYE, Ortolux, but they're hard on the skin and very expensive. Then there's Solo Shields, but they are vented, and the foam is stiff so they are not very versatile on the fit, and if you want it to be a moisture chamber you'd have to tape over the holes. So this Pro-Moisture Chamber patch fills an important little niche.

    Basics

    The cover: The front part is a very soft, flexible clear plastic. The picture doesn't quite do it justice - you can't tell whether it's clear or frost. It's definitely clear.

    The foam: The patch is edged with a soft white foam about 8mm thick. That won't sound like much, but because the plastic is flexible, it flexes to seal pretty well, assuming the size is a good fit. When I say the foam is "soft" I don't mean soft to the touch particularly but rather very squishy (unlike the much denser foam on the Solo Shield, for example). It's reasonably soft to the touch, but if you have very sensitive skin, I could easily see it becoming irritating if worn for too long or too frequently.

    The strap: Skinny single strand elastic. It is not adjustable, although you could tie a knot in it if you wanted to shorten it.

    Sizing: Get the large if you're not sure. The small size seems most likely to fit children or adults with small eyes and heads.

     Benefits

    Limitations

    • Reasonably comfortable
    • Fits under glasses
    • Allows for good vision when worn
    • Keeps eye protected
    • Foam quality / comfort
    • Strap quality / comfort
    • Durability

     

    My experience testing it

    I absolutely hate wearing anything on my head during the day other than glasses, so I hate testing things like this. When I tried it out, I had just tried on several other items from the same manufacturer and was feeling distinctly grumpy. Then I put this on and was like... wow, really? I was impressed in spite of myself.

    When I tried on the small one, it was definitely too small for me - it fit too close to my eye, and the strap was too short, so it really dug in. I didn't leave it on long but I was impressed that it didn't appear to interfere with my vision - I mean, I barely knew it was there. Then I put a pair of glasses on over it. It didn't change the comfort, and I could still see fine. Only, it fit too close to my eye so my lashes brushed up against it, and because it fit too close, it was uncomfortable.

    So then I switched to the large. Much better fit for me. I left this one on for several hours, and I wore my glasses over it for a lot of that time. I could kind of see the foam on this one (especially towards the nose) but it definitely didn't seem to obscure my vision at all. I'm still really impressed that I could wear this on my right (dominant) eye, under glasses, and still see decently. It fogged only minimally. (Your mileage may vary.)

    What about longer term needs?

    There still really isn't anything on the market that I know of that is good enough quality to offer frequent all-day protection for a single eye without adhesive. My recommendation for longer term needs is moisture chamber glasses. Ziena Eyewear are the best of those in terms of balancing form with function. Give us a call for more guidance.

    Does it contain latex?

    There is latex in the elastic band, but not in the foam.

    Description (Manufacturer's)

    The Pro-Moisture Chamber™ by Pro-Optics is ideal for dry-eye conditions.  It features a clear vinyl shield with soft sponge edging that gently hugs facial contours. 

White Foam. One Elastic Chamber in Small or Large.



    Designate: Small or Large. Fits either eye.
     
    Made in the USA
     

    average rating 3.8 out of 5
    Based on 4 reviews
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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 Reviews
    Reviewed by Merry O., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Other
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    very good

    I have extremely dry eyes and this patch actually works! I am very pleased with the seal that this patch creates around my eye. Being see through allows me to see which is very very nice versus a solid black patch. Works great. I ordered two more!

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    Reviewed by denise, from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    No
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Facial paralysis
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Bell's palsy life saver!

    Ive tried a huge variety of things to deal with day to day life with Bell's palsy and this one item was a game changer!! it keeps the air off of the eye while allowing me to see... i.ee can watch tv, read, work even use while driving and it fits under sunglasses. It does fog up at times ( which it is supposed to) but honestly I wish I would've found this on day one of my diagnosis, I used to have to put drops in every 3 minutes, with this on.. I can go hours and hours!

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    Reviewed by Darlene F., from Singapore
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    I recommend this product
    Gender
    Female
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    Works very well under eyeglasses

    I’ve enjoyed using this product. Since having to wear a mask the air blowing out of it dried my eyes something fierce. With this product it is no longer an issue. I’ve held up one star just for the aesthetics. Since I’m wearing it out I wish it were more invisible. How wonderful it would be if it were in a nude color. Other than that it’s been a blessing.

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    Reviewed by Joan F., from United States
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    I don't recommend this product
    Age Range
    61 - 70
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    • Nocturnal lagophthamos
    • Other
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Thyroid eye disease
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Review posted

    Met my low expectations

    Ordered the patch to augment my arsenal of dry eye support/supplies, specifically to use while riding my bicycle outside as the opaque patches provide protection, but also challenges in traffic. Ultimately, the fit was too uncomfortable under my vision and sun glasses. Rebecca provided fine description, figured price was reasonable to at least try....returned two of the three I purchased and will continue to search for the best one for me.

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    Thanks for the review! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for specific suggestions. I would not recommend this product for cycling or any active sports as - among other reasons - it does not have a secure enough strap.

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