As if wearing glasses was not irritating enough for some people, Covid-19 has forced those who wear glasses to have to contend with misty vision when wearing a mask.
Besides this being a mere irritation, it can also decrease visibility which could lead to problems when working and trying to do simple day-to-day activities.
Why Do My Glasses Fog Up When Wearing A Mask?
Glasses tend to fog up when warm air from the mouth and nose escapes through gaps in the mask and then hits the cool surface of your glasses. This causes a layer of moisture on your glasses which is extremely hard to see through.
Can I Use My Spit?
No! Although you may try this under normal circumstances this is definitely not the way to go amidst a serious pandemic. Firstly, spit will not stop your glasses from fogging up and secondly using bacteria-filled fluids is not a good idea at all.
There are a variety of masks that you can choose from that are funky, colourful and fun. The following blog will give you some more information on the some of the best masks available (source).
# 2 Products You Can Use to Prevent Glasses from Fogging Up
The best way to clean your glasses if by washing them with warm water. Do not use soap, shaving cream or shampoos as these can leave a film on your glasses.
Try to rather follow these easy steps:
- Rinse your glasses with soap and warm water.
- Leave them to air dry.
- After doing this you can wipe any spots off your glasses with a dry microfiber cloth.
# 3 Seal the Mask
Try to pull your mask up high enough and then lower your glasses so that a seal is created to stop warm moist air from escaping and fogging up your glasses.
# 4 Tape the Mask
You can also cut off the flow of your breath from the top of your mask with tape if need be. The following materials can be used to shut off the flow of breath from your mask to your glasses:
- Medical tape
- Sports tape
- Adhesive bandage
# 4 Block the Gap
If you need a quick anti-fog solution then you can use tissue, a paper towel or cloth. Fold the tissue up in to a thin long piece and place it under the top edge of the mask. After doing this secure your mask so that the tissue stays in place.
# 5 Other Solutions
Yes you can use nylon tights to hold your face mask closer to your face! Although these do not provide any protection against germs it can help to assist secure you mask to your face in order to prevent any breath from escaping.
There are a variety of wipes and sprays that are specifically made to help ease foggy glasses. These products leave behind a film that is resistant to the fog that is left by warm, moist breath.
At Protective Hygiene we care about your safety as well as your comfort. Our wide variety of masks and other products have been designed for a variety of different individual needs.
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