How to Prevent Eye Glasses From Fogging when wearing a mask

How to Prevent Eye Glasses From Fogging when wearing a mask. #EyeGlasses #Mask

You might not be able to tell it but my glasses were slightly fogged up while wearing this mask.

How to Prevent Eye Glasses From Fogging when wearing a mask

How to Prevent Eye Glasses From Fogging when wearing a mask
  • Wash your eyeglasses with dish soap and rinse them
  • Anti-fog spray like FogTech Dx
  • Add anti-fog lens when purchasing your lens
  • Pull your mask up more on your face
  • Make a better fitted mask for your face and your glasses around your nose (seal nose area)
  • adjust your eye glasses 🤓
  • Some people say to apply shaving cream and wipe off
  • I even seen the starches from a raw potato will do it but I’d be afraid it was scratched the lenses
  • Spitting on your lenses and wiping it off has been known to work. maybe not as effective with the coronavirus going on.
  • Sam say to use a Band-Aid or tape the top part of your mask to your face to prevent hot air from escaping that way.

Because we are now in the age of the mask … Never wear a mask just over your mouth make sure both your mouth and your nose are covered. 👓

These should work on sunglasses too! 🕶

Before you try any of these as best if you check with your optometrist (eye doctor) before you treat your eyeglasses. Some of these methods may take off the special treatment to your lenses or even scratch them.

Of course these tips can work for any time not just when you’re wearing mask but for other times when your eyeglasses fog like from from weather. See more tips below!

Billions of people across the globe need eyeglasses to drive a car, read a book, watch television, and perform a host of other tasks of daily life.

Although glasses are highly effective, people who wear them understand they may have to make a few concessions while doing so. Unlike contact lenses, which sit directly on the eye, glasses rest on the bridge of the nose. They may slightly impede peripheral vision or even slip down if not properly fitted. Those accustomed to wearing glasses in the cold weather understand fogging of the lenses is a nuisance they may be forced to confront. That nuisance became even more profound when masks became a must-have accessory to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Glasses may fog due to the formation of condensation on the lens surface, which happens when moving from a cold outdoor environment into a warm indoor one. This is a problem that has affected eyeglass wearers for some time, including health professionals who often wear masks. The issue has become even more widely known due to the sheer number of people who have been wearing face masks as a public health safety measure.

So how does one counteract the condensation and fogging that occurs from both winter weather and increased mask usage? There are a few different methods, but eyeglass wearers should always consult with an optometrist to verify the safety and efficacy of any method before trying it.

Use soapy water

A 2011 study published in the Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England found that washing eyeglasses in soapy water and shaking off the excess can help reduce fogginess. Afterward, let the spectacles air dry before putting them back on. The soapy water leaves behind a thin surfactant film that reduces surface tension and causes the water molecules to spread out evenly into a transparent layer. This can help prevent fogging.

Use a commercial product

Antifogging products are widely used to prevent fogging of scuba masks or ski goggles.

Get a mask that fits tightly

Make sure the mask fits securely over the nose, advises The Cleveland Clinic. Also, a mask with a nose bridge will help keep warm exhaled breath from exiting up to the glasses. Use your glasses to help seal the mask on your face by pulling the mask up higher on the nose.

Block breath with a tissue

The AARP suggests placing a folded tissue between your mouth and the mask. The tissue will absorb the warm, moist air, preventing it from rising up to reach the glasses.

Adjust the fit of glasses

Choosing glasses that sit further away from the face can improve air circulation and reduce the formation of condensation.

Consider other options

If these tricks seem like a lot of work, you also can speak to an eye doctor about contact lenses or eye surgery.

Fogging of glasses has been a problem for some time, but has become more widespread thanks to the use of masks during the pandemic.

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Use these tips at your own risk.

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