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How To Get Rid Of Fogging Up Glasses While Wearing A Mask

Steps to get rid from Fog on eyeglasses while wearing mask or helmet

Face Mask and Eye Glasses:

To protect ourselves from the Corona Virus Diseases (COVID-19), World Health Organization, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all recommend wearing a face mask while you are in the public areas. If you are a glasses wearers you may suffer from the common problems experienced by regular eyeglasses wearers that is fog in the eyeglasses. So, here we are going to provide some best tips to get rid of foggy eyeglasses while wearing a facemask. 

1. Use Soap and water to clean your eyeglasses

Royal College of Surgeons of England published one journal in 2011 in which they mentioned that a little soap and water goes a long way toward eliminating unwanted fogging. According to the study

“Immediately before wearing a face mask, wash the spectacles with soapy water and shake off the excess. Then, let the spectacles air dry or gently dry off the lenses with soft tissue before putting them back on. Now the spectacle lenses should not mist up when the face mask is worn.”

Note: Although dish soap typically is recommended for this technique, it’s important to choose a brand that does not use lotion and also avoid citrus based dish soaps, which can harm the lenses. Do not use hot water because it can damage your lens. Rub a small amount of dish soap on the lenses using your fingers.

Use Dish soap to clean the eye glasses

2. Tape your Mask

You can use tape to prevent foggy glasses while working. Tape your mask across the bridge of your nose and across your cheeks. You can find adhesive, medical tapes, which are non-allergic, such as  Micropore tape. You can find it easily in pharmacies. 

How to secure mask with surgical tape

3. Anti-fog spray

Nowadays many anti-fog Sprays are also are available in the market that helps to keep your lenses fog-free.


anti fog lens cleaner used to get rid from foggy glasses

4. Stick a small tissue into the mask

Place a folded tissue on your nose under the top of your mask and against your nose. Secure with a piece of tape. The tissue should absorb moisture from the exhaled air.





5. Slide your glasses further down your nose

By sliding your spectacles a little lower down your nose, you can keep them out of the way of the moist air escaping from the top of the mask. It only works for sometimes and it is not a long term solution. 

Slidling glasses down your nose to prevent glass fog
Photo: abc.net.au

6. Modify the mask to better fit your face

If the mask has a wire inside the top edge, pinch it to your nose and make it fit tightly in your face, so there will be no leakage of air from the upper part. If your mask doesn't have wire then you can tape your mask or tuck a small tissue into the mask.

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