How to Keep Glasses From Fogging Up When Wearing a Mask
Are you struggling with the positioning of your face mask that results in fogging of your glasses? Here are some tips to help with this issue:
Mold the mask closely around the nose and upper cheeks
Secure the top of the mask with athletic tape
Wear the mask high and put the glasses over the top of the mask
Clean lenses with soap and water, rinse, and air dry (remember to rinse hands properly as well)
A tissue folded a few times inside the mask, and folded out over the top
Twist the ear band elastic into an “X”
Anti-fog products that can be applied to the lenses *
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What You Should Avoid Doing:
You might have seen different at-home solutions on the internet for how to keep glasses from fogging up when wearing a mask, but there are some “tricks” that are circulating on the internet that could actually cause damage to your lenses. Here’s what you should avoid doing:
- Do not spit on your lenses. This is not effective and it actually increases the spread of germs and bacteria. Not to mention that it’s gross.
- Do not clean with toothpaste. Toothpaste can have grainy substances mixed in, such as baking soda, that can cause abrasions on your lenses making it more difficult to see.
- Do not clean with baby shampoo. While baby shampoo is gentle, we do not recommend using this on your glasses. It could create a film or leave a residue that inhibits your vision.
- Do not clean with vinegar. Although this is an excellent cleaner for glass dishes or cups, it’s not a recommended cleaning solution for your prescription eyeglasses. Vinegar has a high acid-content, which could strip away the coating on your lenses rendering your glasses useless because you will not be able to see through them anymore.