SleepTite/SleepRite™ is designed to help patients with nighttime eyelid closure issues. Patients who
experience exposure problems at night as well as exposure from partial blinking, can be recalcitrant to DED treatments and often have corresponding MGD as well.
Until now there has not been a reliable method to address the problem of nighttime exposure in the recalcitrant patient. SleepTite/SleepRite™ allows the eye lid to remain sealed shut during sleep, allowing it to function normally to protect the cornea and conjunctiva all night long.
The product is easy to apply and use, and has a porous latex free design. It is available for patients with both regular and sensitive skin types, and will be sold in boxes of 30 pair.
A Patient’s Guide to Getting Started with SleepTite/SleepRite™
SleepTite/SleepRite™ is a non-pharmaceutical, mechanical, therapeutic treatment that is used to address the root cause of the inflammation in your eyes. Studies have shown that by using SleepTite/SleepRite™ patients can get relief from the discomfort caused by their eyelids not closing properly during sleep.
The proper placement of SleepTite/SleepRite™ on your eye will be critical to your success with the product. If you are not accustomed to having your eyes occluded at night it is best to start using SleepTite/SleepRite™ on one eye, until you are comfortable and readily capable of handling its removal and replacement on the eye in the event you have to get up during the evening. Most eye doctors will start the patient off using SleepTite/SleepRite™ on the eye that bothers them the most, and have them do that for at least 30 days.
This will give you ample time to work out your nighttime routine and also give you experience with the continued proper removal and replacement of the eye seal during actual nighttime use. If you are a patient used to using other products that occlude both eyes, you should still only start using SleepTite/SleepRite™ after you have practiced removing and subsequently reapplying at least one of the devices when you need to get up at night.
1. Thoroughly clean around the upper and lower eye lids and dry prior to applying SleepTite/SleepRite™.
2. You should NOT use any gels or ointments prior to putting on the SleepTite/SleepRite. The use of gels or ointments can cause the device to lose adhesion during sleep. If you are only using the device on one eye, you can use any recommended medications in the other eye.
3. Once you apply the device on your eye check to see if you are able to see light or a blurry image
through SleepTite/SleepRite™. This would indicate that the eye is not completely closed and the
device must be reapplied. The reapplication should include more firmly closing the eye and at the
same time raising the tissue/skin of the upper eye lid so that the SleepTite/SleepRite™ is not adhered
to any redundant skin.
4. Keep the card from which you removed the SleepTite/SleepRite™ on your nightstand. If you need to
get up you can remove the device and gently place it with the adhesive side down. Simply put the eye
seal back on when you return to bed.
5. Typically the patient will place SleepTite/SleepRite on so the tab is located temporally as this is the
easiest application to then remove when you awake. If you are dislodging SleepTite/SleepRite while
sleeping try using the device by placing the tab nasally.
6. To remove the SleepTite/SleepRite™ simply grasp the tab and gently pull towards the opposite
direction to where the tab is positioned