A few tips to avoid foggy glasses while wearing a face mask

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2/3rds of people wear corrective of lenses, healthcare workers who wear glasses, have a few hacks to fix this annoying problem of when you exhale your breath flows up and fogs your glasses. So what is the bespectacled population to do?

  1. Mold your mask – medical masks have built in, bendable strips of metal that you can mold to the bridge of your nose.
  2. Tighten the mask – adjust the ties or the ear loop so that the mask fits snugly against your face.
  3. Tape your mask- Another option is to use white athletic or medical tape or even an adhesive bandage to seal the top of the mask.
  4. Pull up your mask – use the weight of your glasses to block the air. Pull the mask up over the bridge of your nose and let your glasses rest on top of the mask.
  5. Try soapy water- wash your glasses with soapy water, some recommend using shaving cream and let them air dry. The soapy water leaves behind a film that stops the water molecules from forming droplets.
  6. Use tissue paper fold tissue paper horizontally and insert it between the top of your mask and your face.
  7. Anti-fog spray- this is used by competitive swimmers and skiers they use similar sprays to prevent foggy goggles, but be cautious this is a chemical, before putting it near your eyes. Read all instructions before using.
  8. Having polycarbonate lenses- polycarbonate lenses demists faster than glass lenses.

 

Sources:

www.aarp.org

www.nytimes.com

www.post-gazette.com

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