FaceDownWalker® Rental

(29 customer reviews)

From: $170.00



FaceDownWalker Rental

You do not have to sit still in a Vitrectomy chair for the duration of your recovery period!

The FaceDownWalker® requires no assembly! Is light-weight and easy-to-use.

RELIEVES NECK PAIN and allows you to sit in most straight-backed chairs, stand and walk about for extended periods of time.


Please check to see if you can lower your head to look at the floor while standing. –

Please check if you can place at least two fingers flat on your forehead above your eyebrows.

UPS – SHIPPING TIMES MAY VARY. WE RECOMMEND HAVING THE  FACEDOWNWALKER® ARRIVE AT YOUR HOME AT LEAST 1 OR 2 DAYS BEFORE SURGERY IN ORDER TO PROPERLY SIZE AND FIT YOUR BODY.  We ship from Los Angeles, California so please select a shipping time that will get the unit to you in time.  To the east coast usually takes at least 4 – 5 days with ground shipping selected.


Select the rental duration for the days that the doctor told you to keep your head down.  There is no charge for days needed for shipping, trying on, setting up and returning the unit.

Smoking environment adds $50 cleaning fee.

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Before placing an order please read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS.


Displayed shipping rates include handling and return shipping fees.  There is no guarantee that the unit will be delivered in the displayed time.  Please return the unit using the shipping box it arrived in no more than two days after your rental period.

Please return the instructions in the zip-lock bag.

Please give the enclosed brochure to your surgeon or patient care technician.

The return shipping label is included in the zip-lock bag, please place it over the original shipping label.  Tape the box closed and drop it off at any UPS shipping store.  Once an order is placed there are no refunds, so please order for the days that the surgeon told you that you’ll need to keep your face down.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 18 × 6 in
Do you smoke

No, Yes

Rental Period

7 days, 14 days

29 reviews for FaceDownWalker® Rental

  1. GF (verified owner)

    My fiancé really enjoyed the FaceDownWalker®, it was a big relief that he could walk outside and around the house without jeopardizing the doctors’ orders to keep his head down. And he was so tired of the chair. Good luck with your business, I hope more people will come to know about it! Thank you so much! 


    GF, Florida

  2. Renate S. (verified owner)

    Dear Wayde,
    I am pleased to tell you that my operated eye is healing nicely. The gas bubble is slowly moving down and I can read again. Those 5 face-down-days were not much fun, but with the help of your invention it was so much easier to get through that “torture.” Thanks again for letting me find you online and going with my instinct of giving the FaceDownWalker® a chance, which I did not regret at all.

    Renate S., Calistoga, California

  3. Miriam B. (verified owner)

    The FaceDownWalker® made a very difficult situation bearable. I would highly recommend the FaceDownWalker® to assist with your eye surgery recovery. It will give you the freedom you need to be mobile.

    Miriam B. – Pennsylvania

  4. Gary B. (verified owner)

    My wife recently had eye surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to the surgery we made arrangements to have the FaceDownWalker® sent to the Big Island of Hawaii. The instructions are very easy to follow and the unit comes completely assembled. My wife wears this up to six hours at a time. Would recommend this product to anyone who is having retina surgery and has to keep their head down during recovery. She was also able to watch her favorite movies and shows on the iPad.

    Gary B. – Hawaii

  5. Sarah D. (verified owner)

    As a retired RN of 30 years, I knew I needed to be prepared for my macular hole surgery and for the face down recovery period of 5 days. I had the opportunity to try the FaceDownWalker®, along with other equipment, that I knew I’d need for that recovery, ahead of time. Even though I thought I was prepared, I was not prepared for the significant neck pain I experienced while actually trying to use the usual face down equipment. When I switched to the FaceDownWalker®, I was pleasantly surprised to feel so much relief. My neck and shoulder pain went away within minutes! It gave me the much needed break from the static positioning of the other face down equipment. In addition to that, I also experienced very personable support and wonderful customer service from the owner of the FaceDownWalker® company.

    Sarah D. – Sacramento, California

  6. Cindy H. (verified owner)

    Dear Wayde,

    Thank you for the FaceDownWalker®. It was very helpful in keeping me sane during my recovery. My doctor said I could walk around as long as my head was down. On the first day after surgery I was feeling pretty good so my husband and I decided to take a walk outside. I decided not to use the FaceDownWalker®. We did not get very far, about half a block and had to come back because my neck was hurting.

    Later that day we went for another walk with me wearing the FaceDownWalker®. NO PAIN!!! We walked about a block and a half. Since then we have gone for a walk everyday with me wearing the FaceDownWalker®. We have been walking about a mile and a half daily with no neck pain. I will recommend the FaceDownWalker® to my surgeon when I go back for a follow up in the few days.

    Thank you very much for this invention. Getting outside was very helpful in helping me cope with laying face down for a week. It is also helpful in helping me prevent blood clots in my legs from my inactivity. This is a fantastic tool for vitrectomy surgery recovery!

    Sincerely yours,

    Cindy H. – Anchorage, Alaska

  7. Loree W. (verified owner)

    The FaceDownWalker® helped me a lot. It sure was helpful to be able to stand and walk about and not just sit or lie down. I am doing great, just came from doctor and he was very pleased with my progress. I would definitely recommend your FaceDownWalker® to anyone that has to be in a face-down position for any length of time.

    Thanks for coming up with this and good luck to you.

    Loree W. – South Carolina

  8. Denise M. (verified owner)


    I want to thank you for the FaceDownWalker and your advice. I had macular hole surgery, so I had to hold my head down so that I can heal properly. Well, when I had to actually do it, it wasn’t easy. My face on the surgery side was a bit sensitive. The pillows on the equipment that I had rented bothered me and I could not get comfortable. I got tired of sitting and laying down. After I had adjusted the FaceDownWalker and put my head in the sling, my goodness, my neck and shoulders just relaxed with no pressure on my face and I just hung there initially, amazed at the difference in the support of my head. I went for a nice walk up my street with my trusty walker, fresh air and exercise did wonders and without pain. This is what I needed. I want to thank you for getting me the FaceDownWalker back to me after my doctor changed her schedule causing me to send it back and then putting me back to the original schedule. You care and I really feel it. I know you will do well with this invention.

    – Denise M. – Vallejo, Ca

  9. Dianne U. (verified owner)

    After finding out I had a hole in my retina, I began researching various types of equipment to help with my recovery.  When I stumbled upon the facedown walker, I chuckled when I saw the picture.  But I rented it anyway in case I needed some additional relief.  Little did I know the amount of discomfort I would feel in my neck, shoulders and lower back as I had to keep my head down for 10 days, 23 hours a day.  I had the massage chair, table and facial pillows but that prohibited me from moving around my home.  The facedown walker allowed me to be mobile.  It gave me just the right amount of relief to make this journey bearable. 

    – Dianne U. – Long Island, New York

  10. Joan R. (verified owner)

    I loved the FaceDownWalker®! It made the 7 days of face-down time much easier since it allowed me to get up and move around my house without neck and back pain and decreased my stress level. It worked very well and was very easy to adjust to fit my body. I would definitely order the FaceDownWalker® again if I needed more eye surgery requiring face-down time! I gave all the info sheets you gave me to my eye surgeon who was impressed with the device.

    Thx, Joan

    – Joan R. – Greeley, Colorado

  11. John E (verified owner)

    The FaceDownWalker® works very well. Saves you from neck pain and allowed me to stay face-down for long periods of time.

    – John E. – Redondo Beach, California

  12. Logan P. (verified owner)

    Dear Wayde,

    I had to have a vitrectomy to fix my left eye and I needed to remain mobile during recovery. The FaceDownWalker® allowed me to walk around and the pain in my neck and back was greatly lessened thanks to this outstanding product.


    – Logan P.- Southern California

  13. Michele W. (verified owner)

    Thank you so much Wayde!  

    The FaceDownWalker® has been a treasure for my mother.  My mother had a Vitrectomy in January 2018.  I was not only concerned about the surgery but I was extremely worried about the recovery period.  The doctor ordered that she remain face-down for 14 days.  My mother is very active and I knew that this would be a challenge for her.  After researching the internet for vitrectomy medical equipment, we realized that there were a wide array of medical equipment, but none of them allowed mobility.  We found the basic equipment such as the chair, pillow for sleeping, and the face support stand. When we found the FaceDownWalker®, we were pleased to see that it would allow my mother to walk during this recovery period.

    The website was easy to navigate and we placed the order online. The customer service was outstanding. After placing the order, we were contacted within a few hours.  Wayde was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and efficient.  The device arrived a couple days before her surgery and it came with clear directions and was easy to adjust. We also brought the FaceDownWalker® to her doctor’s appointment to see if he approved of the positioning of her head.  He noted that when she was in the FaceDownWalker® that her face was parallel to the ground and in the correct positioning.  He was extremely impressed with the device too.

    Throughout her recovery process she used it daily and up to 6 hours. The FaceDownWalker® not only took all of the pressure off the neck and the lower back, it allowed movement which helped her physically, mentally and emotionally during this stressful time. Unlike the other vitrectomy equipment, my mother could remain in the FaceDownWalker® for quite some time without the severe neck, back, and forehead pain.

    We were were amazed with the product and service. I would highly recommend the FaceDownWalker®!  This is an essential medical equipment that supports the recovery period after a Vitrectomy.

    Thank you for the FaceDownWalker!  

    – Michele W. – Alameda, California

  14. Rhoda B. (verified owner)

    The most accurate and heartfelt words I can say are THANK YOU for inventing a product that no one else is thinking of.  I looked all over Atlanta for a product that would keep my head face-down after my retinal detachment surgery.  There was nothing in the stores.  I looked in major chains.  I even went to small owner-based pharmacies.  No one had any idea where I could get this kind of equipment.  I went online and a miracle had been created.

    The FaceDownWalker®’s biggest contribution for me is that it eased the tension on my back.  Staying still for hours in a position with little movement started to really torture my back.  When we made the adjustments to put the FaceDownWalker® on I actually could feel the relief immediatelyIt was worth renting as I am on my way to recovering, and each doctor’s visit gave me a good report.  If I hadn’t found this amazing product I may have lost my sight completely because staying still for 20 hours a day for an active person is almost impossible.  This product gave me some semblance of freedom and peace of mind that my eye would heal properly.  

    Wayde was amazing.  He didn’t treat like a paycheck he treated me like a friend.  He was so kind, courteous and concerned about my well-being that I was actually in tears.  Today’s society doesn’t encourage this kind of humanity anymore.  Even though this all costs dollars and cents, the price you pay can never be measured when it comes down to your well-being and being treated like a real person.  I am so grateful for my sight and the FaceDownWalker®.

    Thank you,

    – Rhoda B. – Atlanta, Georgia

  15. Carlene T. (verified owner)

    The FaceDownWalker® used during my recovery period from macular hole surgery was a lifesaver. It afforded me the ability to move around my home and yard all while remaining face-down. I also was able to enjoy short walks in my neighborhood. Wayde was very helpful and provided excellent service throughout the process.

    Thanks again!

    – Carlene T. – Olympia, Washington

  16. Pat G. (verified owner)

    Thank you for your help Wayde. My surgery went well. The FaceDownWalker® was helpful during 8 days of face-down positioning, giving me a safe option for moving around while keeping in position. I also appreciate your kind assistance on the phone in reviewing the device before I rented it.

    – Pat G. – Olympia, Washington

  17. Nanci B. (verified owner)

    Since my husband had a Macular Hole, I was more concerned about his prescribed one week therapy than I was for the actual surgery!

    The therapy consists of keeping your head down (as if reading a book or iPad) 24/7 for one week. What a daunting task. Luckily in my research, we were fortunate to find the “FaceDownWalker®.” This unit worked so well for my husband relieving the stress and the tension in his neck and shoulder muscles while still allowing him the flexibility to move around.

    As a teacher, I always need to get all the info I can before making decisions. Well, the opportunity afforded me in conversing with Wayde personally, helped tremendously in erasing any fears or doubts I may have had.

    In closing, may I suggest to all having this dilemma, check out the FaceDownWalker® and if in doubt talk with Wayde, who will walk you thru the process.

    – Nanci B. – Crown Point, IN

  18. Judith G. (verified owner)

    Hi Wayde,

    The FaceDownWalker was very helpful in alleviating my husband Robert’s discomfort while keeping his head in the face-down position after surgery.   We highly recommend this support tool!

    – Judith G. – Sacramento, CA

  19. Lynette H (verified owner)

    “Wayde, this was a great help to me. I gave my doctor the pamphlet and he was very interested. Thanks so much!”

    – Lynette H. – Lockesburg, Arkansas

  20. Linda B. (verified owner)

    “My husband Russell found the FaceDownWalker very helpful after having surgery for a macular hole in his right eye. Having to keep in the face down position for a week is very trying and takes willpower. Having the FaceDownWalker gave him some freedom of walking around while still being able to keep his head down.”

    – Linda B. – Peachtree City, Georgia

  21. Susan C. (verified owner)

    Dear Wayde,

    Thanks so much for all of your sage advice! I was released from head-down prison yesterday by my surgeon. Using the FaceDownWalker entitled some very necessary periods of freedom and mobility during a demanding post-op period!

    Thanks again,

    Susan C. – Connecticut

  22. Steve, Petaluma, CA (verified owner)

    Hi Wayde.  I wanted to thank you for developing your wonderful product.  This is a great third position option for post-retinal surgery required positioning. It definitely saved my ass (actually head and neck!) when I was in need of standing up and head support!  My Retinal surgeon also thought it was a great device.  Hopefully, I won’t need it again but I would recommend it to anyone who has to go through this post-op requirement.
    Great job and great product!

  23. Ron S., Greensboro, NC (verified owner)

    “I’m so grateful that I heard about the FaceDownWalker! I was very concerned about getting around for 8 days with my head in a face-down position. The FaceDownWalker allowed me to be mobile while my head rested comfortably. Furthermore, Wayde, the creator and owner of the company, expedited my order and has been such a pleasure to work with.

    Overall, the FaceDownWalker relieved me from neck and back pain and was an invaluable resource for my mental and physical well-being during recovery. I highly recommend the FaceDownWalker!”

  24. Ron M., Salt Lake City, UT (verified owner)

    “After being diagnosed with a macular hole in my right eye, I had a great deal of concern on how to maintain face-down at a 90-degree angle, nose towards the floor, 24 hours a day for 10 days. I wore the FaceDownWalker for 10 days, everyday during my recovery. It was a constant reminder to keep my face parallel to the ground.

    It also allowed me to easily move around the house, considerably minimizing the mental stress of being compliant to face-down positioning.  It’s design allowed me to easily put it on and take it off as needed during the day. It also minimized stress on my neck muscles.

    It is an essential tool for keeping compliant for face-down positioning for 10 days.  I have no doubt that my rapid macular hole closure was due to strictly adhering to face-down positioning.  I could not do it without your equipment.

    Thank you for your guidance and suggestions.  Your service was outstanding.”

  25. Tony J. – Pleasanton, CA (verified owner)

    “When my doctor told me that I have to have macular eye surgery and I have to keep my head down for seven days I was shocked and scared. Like everyone I also searched and found all the information and all the equipment I needed for my recovery. Most of the equipment available is about lying down or sitting to keep your head down. I could not find anything that could help me walk around.

    I was excited when I found the FaceDownWalker. It really helped my anxiety, that I don’t have to be attached to a bed or chair all day. During my recovery, many times I would use it to walk around in the house and even my backyard. Thanks Wayde for developing the FaceDownWalker. Not only did Wayde invent the walker, but he is also very good in giving you assurance and advice to get through these seven days. Thanks Wayde for all your help.”

  26. Nancy McK. – Manhattan, New York (verified owner)

    While I’m grateful that my “face-down” recovery time was fairly brief, I was even more grateful that I added the FaceDownWalker to the usual contraptions offered for post-retinal-surgery recovery. The backpack frame allowed some blessed freedom of movement around my apartment and did an exemplary job of holding my head (and eye) in the correct position. I took your advice and used the backpack with a walker for safety’s sake. I thought it might be fun to wander outside with it, but I live in the middle of Manhattan and just couldn’t work up the nerve! Anyway, the FaceDownWalker made a big difference in my attitude toward recovery, so . . . Yay!

  27. Catherine C. – Paxton, Massachusetts (verified owner)

    5 STARS for this wonderful device!! FaceDownWalker is a life saver!  In my case in particular, I was terrified of having to remain face down for up to two weeks due to C-PTSD.  I really couldn’t see myself being able to do it, so much so I was going to cancel my surgery and just live with the vision loss.  When I discovered this wonderful device, I knew it was going to be my answer to this tough recovery.

    Wayde, is excellent.  He communicates immediately with you and even called me directly to talk with me, and let me know I could call him anytime!  For an older person, this type of customer service is so valuable and I felt he genuinely cared about my situation..  I could relax, knowing he was taking care of my order and getting it shipped out as quickly as possible. There are various shipping options, including next day delivery, which we chose to do as the surgery was coming up quickly.

     It is very easy to use this device, no assembly needed.  One important tip:  make sure it is quite snug against your body at the shoulders and waist.  This provides the exact position you need to tilt your head forward…and relax!  Being a very thin person ( I had to make the harness very tight), arriving at the correct fit, I was able to sit in many locations throughout the house, watch TV with a reverse mirror and I even fell asleep for a few hours seated on the couch.  Another tip:  for me, the padding on the head sling was too thin and I was able to easily lay a strip of memory foam on the head sling and that made it perfectly comfortable.  I will definitely use this device again in the future knowing it will come through for me. 
    Thank you very much!!

  28. Karen L. – Wolcott, Connecticut (verified owner)

    Dear Wayde,

    I am very happy with the rental of the FaceDownWalker.  It arrived days before my surgery so I was able to get it fitted to me correctly and try it out.  I had also purchased a face down pillow which I used on my bed for night time and during the day to lay down with my head in the correct position.  The FaceDownWalker was such a comfort to walk around with and do some things around the house as well as providing relief to my neck from the pain.  I told my surgeon’s office and the surgical center about the FaceDownWalker.  They reviewed your site and were very interested. I shipped the walker today at UPS.

    Thank you for help and support and wish you Happy Holidays.

  29. EDJ (verified owner)

    “About three weeks ago, I started having some vision problems and quickly realized I had a “Macular Hole” in one of my eyes.  Thankfully, I had a relationship with an Ophthalmologist, who informed me that there was a surgical procedure with a high likelihood of success, a Vitrectomy, which entailed lasering my retina and repairing the retina.  He quickly said, the only problem with this procedure is the recovery, a 7-day period where you will be expected to keep your head down 22 of 24 hrs a day for a week.
    After getting a second opinion, I searched for “Face Down Recovery Equipment” all of which was similar and necessary – a bed pillow, “face down ring head support” for sleeping and a daytime “forward resting chair” which allows for reading while relieving back and neck pressure.
    Thankfully, I also found something else online “The FaceDownWalker”, which is rented separately from the company of the same name and was an essential part of keeping my sanity and getting exercise during my week of “Face Down Recovery”.  I called the Company and [Wayde] answered, knew exactly what I was going through and assured me the FaceDownWalker Backpack would be an essential part of my recovery.  The rental process was quick, easy and very straightforward.  The Backpack arrived early, was easily adjusted to fit me, and allowed for safe and pain free walking during the 7 days of recuperation.  I would 100% recommend this product to every patient who is going to endure 7 days (or longer) of Face Down Recovery – it is truly a game changer physically and psychologically.”
    – EDJ – Manhattan, New York

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