Panoptx

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Postby Betty39 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:22 am

I don't know how many of you have heard of these glasses but they are awesome for dry eye! I learned about them from another dry eye website. They are basically motorcycle glasses. You can buy them from Harley Davidson dealerships. Anyway, they have these moisture chamber foam cups that totally cover the eye. They are designed to keep the eyes protected from wind and such while riding. But they are also awesome at keeping moisture in your eyes anytime. They look like wrap around sunglasses but are so much better at protecting your eyes. I have some that are day/night that I use for reading because my eyes tend to sting more when I am reading or watching tv. I wore mine to the desert camping this weekend and it was windy outside but my eyes were all moist and comfy. Only downside is they are pricey, over 100 bucks. But to me with all I've already spent on this fiasco, they are very worth it. Plus, I don't know if this is true, but I think they actually have a theraputic effect. After I wear mine awhile when I take them off my eyes actually feel better than before I wore them. And that tends to last a few hours. Anyway, just thought I would share my experience with them. Hope I didn't sound like a commercial! :)
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Postby yawny » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:48 am

Where do you get these glasses? I would definitely be interested.
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Postby Betty39 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:11 am

You can get them at a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership. You can also buy them online but you shouldn't. I did and had to ship them back. They didn't fit right. You need to actually go into a dealership and try different syles on. You need to have a good fit or they won't work like they should. And they have one of those band things that go on the temples of the glasses and fit around on the back of your head that you can adjust to make the glasses fit tighter around your face. There is a name for that band but it escapes me. Anyway, try to find a local Harley Davidson's around your area. I get my dryness down to ZERO sometimes when I have been wearing them a while. That is a great relief to feel even if it's only when you have them on.
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Postby JPD » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:23 pm

Betty39,

Sorry to go off on a tangent, but how long ago was your surgery? Are you to the point of being considered a "long term" dry eye complication. What is your doctor doing to try and help you recover, and does your doctor expect you to make a full recovery, eventually?

I guess the reason I ask is becuase these glasses are a good temporary fix, but nobody should be put in a position where they have fend for themselves and have to rely on special glasses permenantly.
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Postby Betty39 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:05 pm

My surgery was 9 months ago. I am Restasis and I have both lower punctum plugged with Silicone plugs. In addition I take all the recommended supplements and drink a ton of water. I do basically all I can to help alleviate my symptoms.
I am considered "long term" because my symptoms have gone on past 6 months.
You are right, nobody should be put in a position to have to wear glasses permanently to help dry eye. But unfortunately that may be the case for me and certainly it is for many others out there.
It is a known but played down (by surgeons) complication of this surgery.
It is a shame but I am just happy there is something out there that can give us some relief, if only temporary.
My corneal specialist does feel in time my symptoms will improve even more. I certainly hope so, but only time will tell. In the meantime it's all about coping.
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