How to Prevent Fogging When Wearing Glasses with Your Mask

How to Prevent Fogging When Wearing Glasses with Your Mask

It happens to a lot of us glasses-wearers. We walk into the grocery store and suddenly we can’t see. Fog from our breath slowly covers the lenses of our glasses. Since we cannot remove the mask, we have two options: take the glasses off and fumble around the store or constantly stop shopping to wipe the fog away, thus prolonging the time in the store. Not good. Here are a few tips to help prevent this problem.

  • Make sure you are wearing your mask properly. Watch this short video for the correct technique.
  • Pinch the top of the mask to fit your nose. Tighten the straps along the sides, if possible. Some people add an adhesive bandage to completely close the gap along the edges of the mask.
  • Apply an anti-fogging solution to your glasses or gently wash them with soap and water. Contact your optician about the best solution to use. Some glasses have special coatings that cannot withstand anti-fogging chemicals.
  • Push your glasses forward and rest them over the top edge of the mask. This helps with airflow, but make sure your mask is still fitted over your nose and mouth.

These quick tips should help you on your next grocery trip! For more information, read this article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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