If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.” Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear throughout the day. Below are a few strategies to help you prevent your eyeglasses from fogging up when wearing a mask.
But First, Why Do Glasses Fog Up?
Quite simply, condensation forms whenever moist warm air hits a cool surface. Your specs fog up when the mask directs your warm breath upward instead of in front of you — which is great for preventing virus transmission but bad for anyone with less-than-stellar eyesight.
Is Your Mask Well Fitted?
The mask should fit securely over your nose. Ideally, you’ll want to wear a mask with a nose bridge or one that can be shaped or molded to your face. When the mask fits properly, hopefully most of your breath will go through it, not out the top or sides.
Use Your Glasses to Seal the Top of Your Mask
This method works best with large, thick eyewear frames. By pulling your mask up higher on your nose and placing the lower part of your eyeglasses on the mask, you can get a snug fit that blocks your warm breath from escaping upward toward your eyewear.
Tape Your Mask to Your Face
You can always use tape to secure your mask across the bridge of your nose and the top of your cheeks. Use easy-to-remove tape, including adhesive, medical, or athletic. Just be sure to stay away from duct tape.
NOW AVAILABLE: Anti-Fog Wet Wipes & Dry Cloths
Now at Excel Eye Care, we carry both One-Time Use Wet Wipes & Reusable Dry Cloths to prevent foggy lenses!
There are ordinary fog wipes and then there is patent-pending FogBlocker. This revolutionary new product designed by biotech scientists is a game-changer compared to the most popular anti-fog solutions. A FogBlocker dry wipe can be used well over 500 times and lasts between 48-72 hrs per wipe! Its ultrafine microfiber cloth can be safely used on any lenses including those that are coated. You can even apply it to all your PPE plastic guards and goggles.
FogBlocker wet wipes work instantly on most lenses including those that have coatings. It comes in a package of 30 and is a single-use anti-fog wipe and lens cleaner. It’s easy to use, fast-drying and one coat lasts up to 48hrs! The wipe also cleans dirt, grease, and does not smear. Simply wipe and dispose. It’s perfect for those people on the go!
Ask about our FogBlocker solutions at your next appointment!