How Do I Stop My Glasses From Fogging When I Wear A Mask?


How Do I Stop My Glasses From Fogging When I Wear A Mask?How Do I Stop My Glasses From Fogging When I Wear A Mask? 

COVID-19 coronavirus has changed a lot about our lives, and has made it mandatory to wear masks or face coverings in most public areas. And if you wear glasses, you may find yourself annoyed by glasses that fog up when you breathe into a mask, making it harder to see and get through your day-to-day life. So how can you fight back against foggy glasses when you wear a mask? Read on and find out. 

Why Do My Glasses Fog Up When I Wear A Mask? 

When warm air hits a cool surface, condensation forms. This is the same reason that ice-cold beverages “sweat” in the heat, your glasses fog up when you open up the oven, or when you walk into a warm building from the cold weather. 

This is exactly what happens when you breathe into a mask. Your warm, humid breath can escape out of the upper part of the mask, hitting the lenses of your glasses and causing them to fog up. So, how can you stop this from happening? Here’s some simple advice from Designer Optics. 

How To Stop Glasses From Fogging While Wearing A Mask 

Here are a few of our top recommendations for fighting back against foggy glasses while wearing a mask. Read on, and you won’t have to deal with fogged-up frames ever again

  1. Wear A Medical Mask With A Nose Wire – Wearing a properly-fitted mask is the best way to prevent your glasses from fogging up. Masks with nose wires that bend around your nose, such as medical masks, are the best type of mask to wear with glasses. The wire lets you eliminate the air gap between your mask, face, and glasses, preventing them from fogging up.
  2. Get A Heavier Pair Of Glasses – A heavy, bulky pair of glasses like the Coach 6065 Eyeglasses or the Dior Sostellaireo1 Eyeglasses will help prevent fogging because the heavy glasses will sit over the bridge of your nose, sealing up the mask and preventing condensation from forming.
  3. Try Using Soapy Water – Soapy water is often used by scuba divers to prevent their diving masks from fogging up. It prevents condensation from forming. However, make sure to check that you will not ruin the coating on your glasses if you attempt to use soapy water.
  4. Tape Your Mask Down – Using gentle, double-sided tape to tape your mask to the bridge of your nose can help you avoid steamy, foggy glasses.

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