How to wear the mask and not fog up your glasses
Do you wear glasses and with the mask are they always fogging up? We help you with some useful tips.
It may seem a minor issue but it is a big problem for those who have to wear glasses and a mask. It is becoming increasingly advisable (and mandatory) to wear a mask in public spaces. For those who have glasses it is difficult for them not to fog up but there are some tricks that can help you!
Keep the mask close to the eyes and the glasses further down
- one of the most important issues is the placement of the mask itself. For those who have glasses it is important to place the mask as close to the eyes as possible. The glasses, on the other hand, will have to put them a little lower than usual to keep them a little further away from the face and thus prevent them from fogging up. The change in the position of the glasses must be limited to what is also comfortable and does not impair vision. If this measure is not enough don´t worry ... We have more tips to help you.
Choose the mask
- it is important that the mask is fitted close to the nose. The best way to do this is to choose a mask that has a metallic thread in the nose area, in order to shape this part. If there is a very large gap the air comes out faster through the top of the mask, fogging up the glasses.
Use mild detergent or soap
- it is one of the best tricks to prevent the glasses from fogging up. Use warm water with a few drops of mild detergent to clean the glasses and then wipe with a cloth. To replace the detergent you can use neutral soap (but not liquid soap). Put it on, spread it on the lenses, let it act and then wash it off. Never use alcohol to clean the lenses as it can damage them. Although it is a great trick, it has to be applied well to work well. Some newer lenses, with treatment to avoid stains and scratches, are not as effective with this trick.
Use shaving foam
- it is true, you can also use shaving foam to achieve the same effect. Just apply a small amount and use a cloth to polish until dry. The shaving foam will also create a transparent protective layer on the lenses.
Opt for glasses with hydrophobic coating
- if possible, and if you are thinking of purchasing new glasses, choose lenses with a hydrophobic layer. These lenses have a protection that works as an anti-fog layer.