Foggy glasses: How to wear a face mask with your glasses

Foggy glasses: How to wear a face mask with your glasses

Feel Good Team
Thursday, 28 January 2021 Share this blog: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy link Copy Link

With cases of COVID-19 rapidly increasing, wearing a face mask has become an essential part of everyday life. Depending on where you live, face coverings may be compulsory when doing the grocery shop or riding on public transport. It is recommended that we wear a mask to help reduce the transmission of the virus.

While wearing a mask is one of the guidance measures used to protect us and others from virus particles, it can be a hassle if you wear glasses. Many glasses wearers have complained that wearing a mask causes their glasses lenses to fog up. This happens when warm breath escapes from the top of the mask and hits the cool surface of your lenses. The surface tension causes the fog to stay.

Fear not, however, in this blog we will share some of our tips and tricks on how to stop glasses steaming up when wearing a mask.

Use our anti-fog cloth

While you can't buy anti fog glasses, you can buy our AB Mask Anti-Fog Cloth. This handy accessory is the star of the show when it comes to preventing foggy lenses. It will ensure that glasses stay fog-free for up to 48 hours after just one use, even when you're wearing your mask. It will also protect your glasses against dust and smears, giving you clear vision all day long and, it can be used up to 1000 times.

This cloth is simple to use; all you need to do is breathe onto your lenses to create fog and then rub them with this cloth before the fog clears.

Pull your mask up

Pulling your mask up so that it sits higher on your face and wearing your glasses on top of your mask can prevent your breath from hitting the lenses and fogging up your glasses. This method is most effective with large, thick frames as the weight of the frames will sit on top of the mask to block the airflow from your breath.

Make sure your mask fits snug

Ensuring that your mask fits tightly against your face will not only give you better protection against particles of the virus, but it will also help to prevent your breath escaping and your glasses fogging up. Your mask should sit snuggly against your nose and your cheeks so that there is no gap for air to escape. If your mask is slightly loose when putting it on, switch it for a smaller size or try to tighten the straps.

In some instances, you may find that your mask is too tight and it leaves red marks behind your ears. If this is the case, you may benefit from The Body Doctor AB Mask Ear Saver. This neat accessory is designed to relieve ear pressure when wearing your mask for long periods of time.

Foggy glasses: How to wear a face mask with your glasses

Wear a mask with a nose bridge

Masks with nose bridges sown into them ensure a better and tighter fit, preventing fog on your glasses. In addition to this, a mask with a nose bridge will keep your breath inside the mask to keep others protected and provide you with a much more comfortable fit. If your mask doesn't have a nose bridge, you can make one using pipe cleaners or twist ties. These flexible wires should fit securely against the bridge of your nose.

Breathe downwards into the mask

Changing the way you breathe when wearing your mask can also prevent your glasses lenses from fogging up. When you exhale, try to push your breath downwards, this simple solution is excellent if you wish to save time instead of adjusting your mask.

Clean your lenses

Your glasses may be more prone to fogging if they haven't been given a thorough clean in a while. We recommend using our Feel Good Cleaning Kit to clean your lenses effectively. For more tips, you can look at our article 'How to Clean Glasses'.

Wear contact lenses

If these tips and tricks are too much hassle for you, you may find that switching to contact lenses a more convenient option for you. Wearing contact lenses will ensure that you have clear vision whether you are wearing a mask or not. At Feel Good Contacts, you can be sure to find contact lenses for the cheapest UK price guaranteed.

Will putting soap or shaving cream on my glasses prevent them from fogging?

Many home remedies have been recommended to stop glasses steaming up, including putting soapy water and shaving cream on the glasses.

An article from The Royal College of Surgeons of England suggests that washing glasses with soapy water and letting them air dry can leave behind a thin film that prevents fog, as can using shaving cream and other substances.

Nevertheless, while these methods can stop glasses from fogging up, they don't last too long and aren't as quick and effective as other methods such as an anti-fog cloth.

Foggy glasses: How to wear a face mask with your glasses