There were many fascinating and innovative devices shown at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). Here is one which really “caught my eye” that I brought back after meeting the developer at their exhibit.
The Vision Care Eye Massager from Acumed Source was an unexpected, but satisfyingly delightful device. While dozens of other vendors were vibrating and massaging legs, arms and whole bodies, this device is specifically designed to massage the area around the eyes. When I first tested it, the sensation felt “tingling” and “itchy” around the nose, then more relaxing (its best to keep eyes closed), then very therapeutic. Although this seems unusual, the results are really quite soothing.
The very attractive flip-top box contained a massage frame with silicon massage pads, silicon band and adjustable buckle, replaceable eye spacers, micro-USB jack, USB power cord, AC adapter (5 volt, 10 watt), and instructions. It is rated as continuous Non-AP/APG style, meaning that it is not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air or with oxygen or nitrous oxide. It is recommended that this massager not be used by children younger than 3 and half years of age, people with eye disease, eye surgery, or severe myopia, or those who suffer from motion sickness.
This eye massager is really easy to use. After adjusting the flexible band behind the head to make the unit secure and comfortable, I just plugged it in to the wall, closed my eyes, and relaxed. The pupillary distance adjustment buckle (between the eyes) includes different sized spacers to adapt to varying head sizes. The duration of use is 10 minutes, recommended for once or twice per day (but no more than 30 minutes per day). During the initial 15 seconds of use the unit adjusts itself to massage pressure points, then starts various cycles of massage and infrared heat (up to 107°F). The cycles include preprogrammed pulsating vibrations, alternating left to right eye and back, then together, with varying durations of time and intensity, automatically ending after 10 minutes (just unplug and replug the power to start a new session). The results are calming, de-stressing, and satisfying, as well as including some dampness around the eyes.
As described by USJ Vision Care Experts, the Vision Care Eye Massager provides relief around my eyes by vibration and massage of the ocular muscles, relaxing the skin and soft tissue around the eye sockets and eyelids. Using massage and heating, the massager creates a hypnotizing effect, especially after a meal. Infrared heat compression gently warms up the area around my eyes which expands my capillaries and enhances blood circulation, which relieves eyestrain. The massager employs precise massage of vital acupuncture points in the ocular region, using a combination of acupressure points based on traditional Chinese acupuncture and modern technology. Through rhythmic vibration and massage, it stimulates local blood circulation, enhances the functioning of the meridians, relaxes and rejuvenates tired eyes caused by fatigue and tension. This also relieves dry eyes by heating and loosening up the oil secretions of the tear glands, as well as delaying the effects of crystalline lens hardening by enhancing blood and energy flow. Simply stated, this is a very therapeutic device!
This unique, comfortable, ergonomic, personal Eye Massager is available for only $159 at acumedsource.bigcartel.com/products in multiple colors (white, blue, orange, black, green), or also from amazon.com/Vision-Care-Eye-Massager. This device may seem different, but can be very effective for everyday eyestrain relief.