By October 19, 2011 at 9:07 am 4,186 11 5
I suffered with dry eye for a few years. The cause was two fold. In some cases, my mask was leaking air that caused my eyes to dry. Additionally, the air from the exaust from my mask was rebounding from my pillow back to my face and drying my eyes. My eye problem was getting progressively worse. Eye drops and lubricants helped, but the problem continued. The solution was so simple that I almost have to laugh. I got a sleep mask (simply a piece of padded material that goes over both eyes and is held in place by an elastic band). My cpap mask fits right over it. NO MORE DRY EYE!!! The problem is completely eliminated. Sleep masks are available at Walmart and many pharmacys for a few dollars. Less expensive than eye drops and they last much longer!!