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Tips for wearing a mask and glasses.

26th January 2021

Wearing a mask is in many cases, a legal requirement in the UK. 

While many people have adjusted to this new normal, those with glasses have probably had the dreaded ‘fog up’. That moment where you breathe out and your glasses go from help to hindrance. 

What is causing the fog-up? 

The simple answer is your breath coming in contact with your lenses. This is often caused by your breath escaping from the top of your mask or face covering. The science behind it is fairly simple. Your warm breath comes in contact with your colder lenses, which causes the lenses to cool and take on any moisture. 

How can I prevent this - Below are some simple solutions to help prevent this. 

Fit your mask - Each of us has a uniquely shaped face, meaning we need to make sure that we have fitted the mask correctly.  

Keep Your Glasses Clean - Keeping your glasses clean will help speed up the return from fog to clear. We recommend using a good spray and lens cloth regularly. 

Anti-Fog Wipes – These prevent the build-up of moisture on lenses.  

Contact Lenses - While swapping to contact lenses may seem like an extreme option. Many of our patients have expressed interest in this due to the nature of their work. If you think this might be the right option for you, contact us today to arrange an appointment.