People come to us for a wide range of reasons looking for glasses and goggles that will offer their eyes protection against the wind and dust, or to help relieve the symptoms of hay fever, watery eyes, or dry eyes.
We are the only company in the UK to offer a comprehensive range of moisture chamber glasses for Dry Eye conditions and have a wealth of knowledge about how they can help people suffering from Dry Eye, whether it is age-related, caused by underlying medical conditions, contact lens wear, LASIK surgery, or excessive use of computers.
We are happy to help support each customer individually to enable them to find the most effective moisture chamber glasses for their needs. As a dry eye sufferer himself, John Waddington at Eyewear Accessories uses the 7eye Churada and has personal experience of how beneficial wearing moisture chamber glasses can be for managing his dry eye condition.
Our unique range of glasses and sunglasses are designed to be used in many different ways, from keeping out the wind in exposed locations, such as on the golf course or when cycling, riding, sailing or skiing, to use in the office and home to reduce the drying effect of air conditioning, regular computer use, or central heating.
How moisture chamber glasses work
Moisture chamber glasses are designed to protect your eyes from irritation due to exposure to wind, dust, airborne allergens, or drying atmospheres.
Part of the concept lies in the wraparound frame design that shields your ocular area from the full effect of the wind.
The key design feature that separates this eyewear from normal wraparound sunglasses is a soft gasket that clips to the back of the frame so that when the glasses are worn, the gasket compresses against your face, providing an insulating cushion around each eye socket that protects your eyes from the drying effect of the atmosphere.
This technology has proved effective for protecting eyes that either become watery or too dry, because the windproof gasket seals your eye sockets from external atmospheric conditions that are causing irritation.
The term “moisture chamber glasses” refers to the ability of this eyewear to conserve tear moisture by reducing evaporation of tears, thus reducing the rate of your eyes drying out and therefore becoming irritated.
7eye glasses and sunglasses
Looking like normal sunglasses or spectacles, 7eye frames don’t look out of place if you want to wear them about town or in the office while they also step up to the mark for sports such as golf, skiing, and cycling with tough polycarbonate lenses and light but strong Grilamid TR-90 frames.
The unique AirShield gasket on our 7eye glasses is made from medical grade Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR) and has been manufactured to be hypoallergenic in most normal cases. This TPR material, being impermeable, will not absorb moisture, sweat, makeup, or sunscreen, so it prevents a build up of grime and bacteria and is easy to clean.
Eyewear Accessories stocks the 7eye Briza, which has a small frame size specifically designed for women, and the Churada and Sierra, which have a unisex close fitting medium fitting frame that looks great on men and women.
Other popular frames, particularly with men, are the Buran, the Whirlwind, and the Cape.
Also made by 7eye is the Ziena Oasis, a moisture chamber frame for women with a see-through silicone gasket that is comfortable and less visible than the black AirShield gasket. This makes it a popular choice by women who want to wear the glasses around town, shopping, while driving, and in the office.
Don’t expect the silicone gasket to provide as much protection from strong winds outdoor as the frames listed above that have the AirShield gasket.
We recommend that you check the frame size chart on our website before ordering or call Eyewear Accessories for advice on 01392 411363. It makes a lot of sense to order two different frames so that you can compare the fit (you can always send them back for a full refund, within 7 days of receipt). See our separate article on this recommendation on our dry eye blog.
Our 7eye frames come with either a tinted or clear lens, and they are all suitable for fitting direct glazed prescription lenses – details on our website.
The best lens to go for in bright sunny weather is the Polarized grey lens, which is available as standard on all our 7eye glasses with Airshield. Superb glare reducing properties that will be appreciated by those with eyes that are sensitive to the bright sunlight experienced in summer.
If you are looking for dry eye glasses that you can wear indoors and outside, you may wish to consider Photochromic lenses (light-reactive) which are now available on the Sedona, Sierra, and Ziena Oasis. These lenses darken automatically depending on the brightness of the light conditions, changing from clear indoors or at night to either grey or brown in daylight.
Choosing the right size frame
To achieve the optimum insulation for your eyes from the wind, dust etc, you need to choose a frame that gives you a close fit around your face, without gapping at the sides.
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If you have any queries, Eyewear Accessories will be pleased to assist. Either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01392 411 363 (helpline open on Monday to Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm).
Copyright notice and disclaimer:
The text and pictures in this post are copyright © Eyewear Accessories 2009 - 2013 and must not be reproduced in any form on other websites or printed material without our permission. This article represents our views only and it must be for the purchaser to determine suitability of their choice of eyewear for their purpose. Eyewear Accessories does not claim to offer advice on your optical health, for which you should consult your optician or specialist eye doctor, but we have had feedback from a growing number of customers who have found that our glasses and goggles have given them a cost-effective way to protect their eyes from the wind and dust and get back to a more active lifestyle in greater comfort and we are supportive to other people who wish to do likewise.
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