All that used to be on the market until recently for a heated eye mask were those with pouches you could heat up in the microwave.
Or you could have tried a couple of cucumber slices. Bit on the cool side though.
How things have moved on by 2019!
While you can still buy those old school eye masks, now you can also buy these astronaut inspired ( I don’t know if they are but they look like it anyway) hi-tech masks.
A lot have many functions (hot, vibration, massage and some even play relaxing music) but when it comes down to it, all we want to know is can they do the main job and which is the best heated eye mask.
What Are They Good For
After a hard day of staring at a computer screen, tablet or mobile your eyes need some pampering. Now just shutting your eyes and going to sleep won’t do it. The eyes need to be put into a relaxed state first. Otherwise, come morning time your eyes feel like they are suffering from a hangover. Well, mine do anyway.
I do repeat myself a lot I know on this site but I’ll say it again anyway. Keeping the eyes relaxed and without strain is one of the foundations I believe for maintaining and improving nearsightedness. If they are constantly under stress, there will be little improvement.
So, this is where the heated eye mask comes in.
When you put on your mask, it works away at your eyes going through one of the programs. This could be a heating session which stimulates blood circulation around the eye. Or could even involve a messaging action. This could be by way of air pressure or vibration. When the particular cycle is over (usually lasting only 15 minutes) your eyes should feel wonderfully fresh and relaxed.
What The Best Heated Eye Mask Should Have
I believe the best heated eye mask must have these five essentials:
1. It has to be cordless/rechargeable. I find nothing relaxing about having to tilt my head in an awkward way so that I can be close enough to a power socket.
2. The strap and the mask have to feel comfortable, adjustable and not slip off. You don’t want to spend your session holding the mask in place. Again that would not be conducive to a relaxing experience.
3. The mask has to be light enough. The mask can’t be heavy that you feel you have to apply effort to pull up your head. With a heavy mask you might get relaxed eyes but then you have to sort out your sore neck!
4. The heat function has to give out sufficient heat that you can feel it but it can’t get too hot.
5. The massage function should be firm but not too strong. When you take it off you don’t want to feel like you gone 12 rounds with Deontay Wilder!
All of my shortlist are under $100 except one. There are others (not in the shortlist) that are several hundreds of dollars but I don’t think you need to spend that much to get a quality product that does the job. These in the shortlist do meet the criteria set out above.
While they are not cheap (compared to the microwaveable ones) they should last a long time. So you should get your money’s worth over the lifetime of the product.
So the first on my top 4 is the Osito Rechargeable Eye Massager. This meets all the criteria above.
⇒It is rechargeable so no need to have it plugged it while using it.
⇒The product is sturdy with an adjustable strap.
⇒But it is light. Only 800g.
⇒It gives out a sufficient heat output of between 37 and 43 degrees centigrade.
⇒The massage function is by way of vibration and air pressure. This provides a gentle but effective messaging action.
In addition, it has a built in speaker. You can download your own music to listen to while you enjoy your session.
The second product is the Skandas Eye Massager 2019 model. This is the most expensive of all the shortlisted products.
⇒Naturally it is wireless.
⇒The mask is well cushioned and the straps are adjustable.
⇒It is lighter than the Osito model at 700g.
⇒In the thermal mode, it warms up to 25 degrees. While not as hot as the Osito product, it is still a sufficient heat.
⇒It also provides a nice messaging action through both air pressure and vibration.
You can also download music to the device and listen in stereo with its two integrated speakers.
Next is the Bromose Foldable Eye Massager. The cheapest product on my list. However, it is not short on quality.
⇒It is portable; so no short cable restricting you.
⇒The mask has a foldable 180 degrees design and adjustable strap so should fit any size of head well.
⇒This mask is the lightest of the four: only 320g!
⇒It heats up to 42 degrees c – a nice temperature.
⇒It also provides massage action through air pressure (air bags inflating and deflating) and vibration. The air pressure function on this device is probably better than its heat and vibration functions.
Again, you can also listen to music through the device. It can connect to your phone via Bluetooth.
The last in the shortlist is the Zerovida Electric Eye Massager.
⇒It is chargeable and so no cable to restrict your movement while using it.
⇒The mask is well cushioned and comes with an adjustable strap.
⇒It weighs 800g so as heavy as the Osito (but still not too heavy as to feel weighed down by it).
⇒The heat compress provides a heat output of up to 42 degrees centigrade. Again just the right temperature for this. Any hotter and it would feel uncomfortable.
⇒There is also a gentle messaging action by way of air pressure and vibration. This product even has a child mode so that a child over seven years old can use it.
Like the Bromose product, you can also listen to your own music on this device by connecting to your phone via Bluetooth.
The Winner Is…
My choice out of the four is the Zerovida. It is a reasonable price, great design but also comfortable and full of features including the child mode.
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Another Great Tool
Any one of these four though would make a great heated eye mask. They are just what you need if you want to get your eyes relaxed and feeling refreshed in as little time as 15 minutes.