Wearing a mask is now recommended in most public indoor spaces, however, if you’re a glasses-wearer, you’ve probably experienced the inconvenience of foggy lenses while your mask is on.
According to specsavers.co.uk, Due to the limited airflow, glasses fogging tends to be more common when wearing a medical or cloth face mask because your breath mostly escapes from the top of our mask.
When we exhale, our warm breath comes into contact with our cooler lenses, which steams up our lenses and clouds your vision.
This steam also creates excess moisture around our glasses which reduces the grip of your nose pads, and makes it easy for them to slip down our face.
To tackle the issue, the vision experts have compiled eight top tips to decrease the chances of steamed up lenses.
Make sure your mask fits warmly
Ensure you have a tightly fitting mask. A tightly fitting mask will increase your protection against airborne particles and will stop too much breath from escaping from the top of your mask.
Locked the mask around your nose
Make sure you’ve taken the time to secure the mask around your nose, which is another way to limit the amount of breath the escapes upwards.
If it’s comfortable for you, move the mask further up your nose and rest your glasses on top of it to help seal the mask.
If this isn’t comfortable for you, you could always use a small piece of surgical tape to secure the mask to the bridge of your nose.