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Oxy-View

Oxygen Therapy Glasses

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Updated June 25, 2014

Oxy-View

Oxy-View Oxygen Therapy Glasses

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Oxy-View Inc. is a company that provides highly innovative products in an effort to improve qualify of life for patients who are dependent upon oxygen. Oxy-View eyeglasses provide a superior alternative to the traditional, and highly visible, nasal cannula oxygen therapy delivery.

With Oxy-View oxygen therapy glasses, you don't have to be burdened by wearing both your eyeglasses and your oxygen cannula. Oxy-View simultaneously allows you to do both. Anyone who is oxygen dependent will greatly benefit from this product.

Key Features

  • Delivers oxygen in a way that others will hardly notice.
  • Provides oxygen therapy, up to 5 liters per minute, without the nasal cannula.
  • Works with all types of oxygen delivery systems, including liquid oxygen, gas cylinders, concentrators and most oxygen-conserving devices.
  • Provides greater comfort while allowing you to look your best.
  • Allows patients to go out in public, without fearing that people are noticing their oxygen cannula and not them.
  • Compatible with most prescription and sunglasses lenses.

Pros

  • Highly fashionable and look great.
  • No more uncomfortable cannula in your nose, across your face or over your ears.
  • Come in a variety of styles and colors for men and women alike.
  • Lightweight and sturdy, weighs about 1 ounce without the lenses.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Individual nasal prongs extend from the bridge of the frame to provide barely visible, oxygen delivery.
  • May be covered by vision insurance plans.
  • If purchased directly from Oxy-View, customers may exchange or return for a full refund (minus shipping) within 30 days.
  • Comes with both single and double lumen tubing.
  • Can be purchased from your eyecare professional, oxygen supplier or directly from Oxy-View.
  • Frames carry a one-year warranty for material and workmanship.
  • Listed as Class 1 medical device and approved by the FDA.
  • Fast shipping, usually within 24 hours from time or order.
  • Replacement parts, like nasal prongs and tubing, can be purchased separately.

Cons

  • Not covered by Medicare.
  • If cost is an issue, glasses may be out of some patients' price range.
  • Prescription lenses must be purchased separately for an additional cost.

Guide Review

If oxygen dependent, how many of you feel self-conscious about going out in public? The fact is, that many COPD patients feel the same way and opt for staying at home and avoiding social situations all together. But, imprisoning yourself in your own home can dramatically impact your qualify of life. It leads to depression and a more sedentary lifestyle, which is not healthy for any individual, much less those with COPD. The good news is that Oxy-View can change all that.

Both lightweight and stylish, I found Oxy-View eyeglasses to be quite comfortable to wear. The nasal prongs attached to the bridge of the glasses which go into the nares to deliver oxygen were barely noticeable and easy to size to fit my nose. Because there is no tubing that goes over the ears, as with a traditional nasal cannula, I thought this to be a great benefit to COPD patients, who often suffer from pressure sores where the oxygen tubing lies. The only downside that I foresee is the price. That said, I think they are well-worth saving a few extra bucks for, to purchase a pair. They would also make a great gift.

My husband, who has COPD, was also pleased with how comfortable the glasses were. Not only did they offer him much more freedom to move about, his nasal passages remained moist, unlike drying out when using a traditional cannula. He loved that he could get into bed and read without having to wear both his glasses and a nasal cannula.

In conclusion, I am pleased to recommend this product to any patient who is oxygen dependent, particularly those with COPD.

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