One of the worst things about wearing glasses and a mask is having to deal with your glasses fogging up when going from warm to cold environments or vice versa.
Fortunately, there are ways to beat, or at least minimize the problem. Here, we offer 5 simple ways to help stop your glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask.
Make sure the mask fits well
A mask that fits loosely lets exhaled air rise up toward your glasses. A snugly fitting mask can shoot that air out of the sides of the mask and away from your glasses.
Choose glasses that sit far from your face
One of the main reasons glasses fog up is due to the lack of circulation and condensation during intense hot and cold climates. Purchasing a pair of prescription glasses that sit far from your face to increase circulation can help reduce fogging.
Use anti-fog spray or wipes
You may want to invest in anti-fog lens wipes to keep your lenses from steaming up. While the effect of the wipes won’t last forever, they can help to prevent a few awkward moments of fogged lenses.
Use a dollop of shaving cream
Try using a tiny dab of shaving cream to polish your lenses. Before wiping it off, let it dry, allowing it to create a clear layer over your glasses to protect from the changes of heat and cold. Some people say shaving cream works better than anti-fog products and actually lasts longer.
Use a bar of soap
Another great trick is to take a small amount of solid soap to wipe over your lenses. Let this sit for a while before wiping off with a microfiber cleaning cloth. Just like the shaving cream, this will help to build a transparent layer that protects your lenses from the outdoor elements.
Don’t let the fog that forms on your glasses cause you any more frustration or annoyance. To learn more on how to defog your lenses while wearing a mask contact Professional VisionCare today!
At Professional VisionCare, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 614-898-9989 or book an appointment online to see one of our Lewis Center eye doctors.
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