Here are our recommendations on how to select the best type of glasses and goggles for your needs.
Ziena Eyewear are similar to normal optical frames, but with the addition of an opaque silicone eye cup.
The silicone eye cup is soft and gentle against the skin and is less noticeable than the AirShield when wearing the glasses with clear lenses.
Ziena glasses can be worn indoors or outdoors. They may be your best choice if you are looking for glasses that you can wear all the time. These glasses are popular for people who need to relieve dry eyes in an office, for example when using a computer.
7eye AirShield glasses or sunglasses are a good choice if your requirement is to protect your eyes from the wind, dust, or pollen when outdoors.
They have close-fitting wraparound frames fitted with a comfortable, insulated eye cup that shields sensitive eyes from wind, dust, and pollen and creates a separate moisture chamber around each eye.
When worn with a tinted lens, the AirShield eye cup is well concealed, making these glasses look similar to normal wraparound sunglasses. When worn with a clear lens, the eye cup is noticeable and the appearance is more goggle-like.
Body Specs flexible goggles
These lightweight goggles have a flexible nose bridge and adjustable head cord so they mould to the shape of your head. They are supplied with interchangeable tinted and clear lenses. The protective gasket is non-removable on this model.
Most people find that the goggles create a good seal around their eye sockets, making them effective for moisture retention and for blocking dust and pollen. Their portability makes them useful as a travel goggle.
Blephasteam goggles are another valuable tool for the dry eye sufferer. They are intended for use in the home and consist of goggles with separate moisture chambers connected to a compact mains-powered heating unit.
Rather than soothe your eyes while you are on the move, like Ziena or 7eye glasses, Blephasteam is designed to provide a safe and comfortable moist heat therapy when you are sitting at home.
In just two 10-minute sessions each day, Blephasteam can help to unblock your meibomian glands. This, combined with a short and gentle eyelid massage at the end of each session enables you to stimulate your tear glands, improving the quality of your tears so that they lubricate your eyes better.
Blephasteam is a well-established and safe home therapy device that will not only soothe tired, dry eyes, but also help tackle problems such as MGD, styes, dry eye, and blepharitis.
Blephasteam comes in one size with an adjustable headband that enables it to fit most adults.
All UK orders for Blephasteam are delivered free of charge by Royal Mail tracked 48. We also provide subsidised tracked airmail to most other countries.
How do I select glasses that will best fit me?
The effectiveness of moisture chamber glasses for relieving dry eyes depends on how well the glasses fit your face. They are not intended to create an airtight seal like swimming goggles, but the moisturising effect is maximised if the eye cup fits closely around your eye sockets.
We suggest that you start with the Size Guide which lists all the glasses in order of increasing frame width. You can click through from the Size Guide to a full description of each frame, including its measurements.
Also look at our comparisons between different glasses in each range:
As the glasses in our range vary in shape and fit, this is why it is well worth ordering several models for comparison.
Need help choosing which glasses would be best for you?
We are happy to give you guidance on the choice of glasses, either by email or by phone. See our contact page for details of how to get in touch.
Free returns offer
We have a customer-friendly returns process with no-quibble refunds on returned products.
If you place an order for 7eye or Ziena glasses, and you are in the UK, you are eligible for our free returns offer.
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