Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Moisture Goggles, Anyone?

I've noticed that my eyes are progressively getting more dry. Rats.

This shouldn't be a surprise since Sjogren's syndrome is a progressive disease, but still. Looks as though I really need another appointment with my eye doctor to discuss more therapies such as punctal plugs or cautery. It will also definitely be on my list of items to bring to my my rheumatologist's attention too.

In the meantime, I received an advertisement for moisture goggles the other day. I'm wondering if anyone has used them and would be willing to share their experiences? The version that I looked at had a fairly hefty price tag: around $60. If they provide significant relief, it would definitely be worth the price, but if not.......hm.

Sigh. Yet another contraption to add to my night time routine. Oooo. How attractive: let's start by popping in my night guard for my teeth, slathering moisturizer on my feet and putting on socks, bundle up in a voluminous flannel nightgown..........aaaaaannnnnnndddd slapping on something that looks like swimming goggles.

Hubba hubba hubba.

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5 comments:

Jenny Pettit said...

There was a discussion board about these on a Facebook SS group. I don't think anyone was overwhelming thrilled with them, but I'd hate to discourage you without knowing more myself. Maybe check out some discussion boards?

Jazzcat said...

I have never try this, I didn't it exist at all ! I don't think I could sleep with that on my face. But if my eyes were too dry, I would try it.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Let me know if it helps!

annie said...

Could you explain what moisture goggles are, and what they do? I've never heard of them. Also, why do you wear a night guard for your teeth..do you suffer from bruxism? Sorry to be so inquisitive, but I'm not at the point you are in this illness, and I want to know more of what there is to come(nothing good, I gather).Thanks.

Tricia said...

I have worn the moisture goggles. I also have cauterized tear ducts and punctal plugs. Sometimes I take the goggles off in my sleep so I'm not sure how long I have them on. But they do hold the moisture in. I am hoping that every little thing I do helps (hot compresses, restasis, etc.)

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