Tips to Keep Your Glasses Fog-Free When You Wear a Mask

Tips to Keep Your Glasses Fog-Free When wearing a mask

Here are some easy Tips to Keep Your Glasses Fog-Free When You Wear a Mask

  1. Create a seal: One of our favorite tips is to adjust the fit to create a seal along the top edge of a basic surgical mask. Simply twist the loops once and put them over your ears (they’ll form a figure eight when viewed from the side). Twisting the loops puts slight downward pressure on the top part of the mask, redirecting your breath so it doesn’t flow up into your eyes. Pinch the mask over the bridge of your nose so it fits comfortably.
  2. Rest your glasses on your mask: Whatever type of mask you’re wearing, once you’ve fit the mask to the bridge of your nose, try resting your eyeglasses on it. Covering a quarter inch of the mask with the bottom of your frames creates a seal. Just be sure you also cover your nose and mouth completely.
  3. Close the gap: If your mask isn’t snug enough on the bridge of your nose, you can close the gap with medical or athletic tape—or even an adhesive bandage.
  4. Get more air circulating: Try pushing your glasses forward on your nose just a bit. This allows more air to circulate so your breath doesn’t fog your vision.
  5. Try anti-fogging solutions: Use an anti-fogging cream or spray on your lenses or safety goggles. Since mask-wearing has become an everyday necessity, these solutions are more widely available in optical shops, drugstores, and online.
  6. Order a coating for new lenses: If you’re ordering new glasses, we suggest considering lenses with a permanent anti-fogging coating. It prevents the fogging that happens when you transition from a cold environment to a warm one—such as getting into your car when it’s freezing outside. It can also keep your lenses from fogging up during sports like tennis or skiing, or other times you’re hot and perspiring.