SleepTite/SleepRite™ is a single use device intended to hold the eye closed to prevent the eye from unintended exposure to fluids, airborne contaminants or excessive drying due to incomplete lid closure.
Treatment for non-tight lid seal has traditionally been artificial tear ointments at night (or gel products in some cases). An exciting new daily disposable device is called SleepTite. Patients simply place these on the eyelids before bed. There is no irritating tape, and the adhesive won't pull on lashes or skin. It has a tab on the lateral edge for easy removal. Patients must be taught to place it such that the eye fully closes or "seals." I've tested over 400 to date, with remarkable patient response accompanied by significant improvement or resolution of symptoms and signs. Many patients have even commented on being able to get a good full night sleep.
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.