Useful Tips to Get Rid of Foggy Glasses while Wearing MaskSociety | May 7, 2021, Friday // 11:37| views
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, masks have become mandatory in many public places. While the latest face covering is there for everyone’s protection, people who wear glasses have to put up with the incompatibility between wearing a mask with spectacles. The warm air that escapes from our breath instantly fogs up the glasses, which can be bothersome on a daily basis.
But by learning these tips, you will be able to better manage this annoying problem
How do you wear a mask?
Before we share our tips on how to deal with foggy glasses when wearing a mask, let’s first discuss the proper ways in which to wear masks. Firstly, always wash and dry your hands properly before handling the mask to avoid transferring bacteria. Pick up the mask using the elastic bands and place them behind your ears. Adjust the mask using the loops and not your hands. Similarly, when removing the mask, make use of the elastic bands instead of touching the front covering. And when you’re not wearing it, keep the mask in a sealed container to keep it sterile and prevent transmission of the virus and other bacteria to other items.
Tips to avoid fogged up glasses
Whenever you breathe, the warm air is emitted through the gaps at the top of the mask and this is what causes your glasses to mist up. You have to constantly wipe down your spectacles in order to see! But if you try our tips below, you will be happy to discover the issue is more manageable.
Dish soap is a great trick to prevent your glasses from fogging up. Simply put a small drop of dish soap on your glass lenses and give it a good rub with a lens cloth on both the inside and outside of the lenses. Alternatively, dip your glasses in clean hot soap water.
Shaving cream works as well by dabbing some onto the lenses and rubbing it in on the inside and outside of the lenses with a lens cloth. Give it a few minutes before rinsing your glass with warm water.
Use a Different Mask
If you find the above tips aren’t working so well then you need to look at the mask you’re using. If it’s not sitting properly above your nose then consider buying a more suitable mask that contains a metal strip on the top of the mask to fit better around your nose. This will prevent an excessive amount of hot air from escaping through the mask.
Wear Your Mask Correctly
Having to wear a mask has been an adjustment for most people and it takes some practice to ensure the mask is sitting correctly. Keep the mask close as possible to your face but have it low down on the nose.
Avoid Touching Your Glasses Too Often
Just as we touch our face more often than we realize, the same goes for subconsciously always touching our glasses. It’s a habit for most spectacle wearers! So, try minimizing the amount of times you keep touching your glasses as it will also stop warm air getting onto the lens after touching them.
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