How To Stop Your Glasses From Fogging Up When Wearing a Face Mask

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In many public indoor spaces, face coverings are now compulsory in order to help control the spread of COVID-19. Whilst this is a necessary step, for people that wear glasses on a daily basis, the misting-up of their lenses when they wear a mask can be a little irritating, making it hard for them to see.

To help make life a little easier for glasses wearers when they are in public settings, we have written a list of steps you can take to help prevent your glasses from fogging up when you wear a face mask or covering.

Make sure your mark or face covering has a snug fit

Face masks must cover your nose and mouth, helping to protect you against airborne particles carrying the virus, as well as helping to prevent you from spreading the virus if you have it. It’s important to make sure that your mask fits snugly against your nose and cheeks, as not only do gaps mean that you breathe out hot air that fogs up your lenses, but these gaps allow vapours to escape, as well as making it easier for you to breathe airborne particles in.

Make sure your mask is secure around your nose

Making sure your mask is properly secured around your nose is one way to limit the amount of breath that escapes upwards. Moving your mask further up your nose (ensuring that your mouth is still fully covered), and wearing your glasses over the top of your mask can be a useful way to keep the mask secure and prevent fogging. If your mask won’t stay in place, a piece of surgical tape can help to keep it secure.

Try to breathe downwards

To prevent your glasses from steaming up, you can try to exhale in a downward motion. Needless to say, this requires some thought and getting used to, but it can be a good solution when you do get the hang of it!


Use anti fog cleaning paste or spray

Lens cleaning solutions such as Cat Crap anti fog cleaning paste or spray are designed to provide a safe and effective anti fog solution that is suitable for all styles of eyewear, lenses and coatings. Simply spray or rub on the solution, and then wipe it off with a microfibre cloth for clear lenses that won’t fog up when you wear a mask.

Use anti fog wipes

For a quick and disposable solution that ensures a 24 hour anti fog treatment, you can choose anti fog high performance lens cleaning wipes. Suitable for any type of lens and coating, anti fog wipes are wet tissues with an anti static and anti fog formula.

Anti Fog solutions from Shop Optical

At Shop Optical, we supply a range of anti fog and lens cleaning products to suit your needs, helping to keep your glasses clean and clear. Simply visit our online shop, where you can also find protective face masks and visors, along with other important ppe and hygiene products.

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