How to Avoid Foggy Lenses When Wearing a Face Mask
As a bespectacled individual, I know the struggle of navigating the world in a face mask while trying to see clearly. The annoyance of constantly wiping down your glasses or wondering if you should just give up and go blind is relatable to say the least. Fear not! Here are some tips and tricks to avoid foggy lenses while wearing a face mask.
1. The Tissue Trick
Fold a tissue into a rectangle and place it between your face and the top of your mask. This will absorb any moisture that causes fogging. Make sure to place the tissue over the bridge of your nose and under your glasses to avoid any slippage. Trust me, it’s not a good look.
2. Soap It Up
Wash your glasses with soap and water, then shake off the excess water, and let them air dry or gently wipe it off with a soft towel. The soap residue will create surface tension, preventing the lenses from fogging up. Bonus: this also makes your glasses extra clean!
3. Proper Fit
Make sure that your mask fits properly. A mask that sits too high up on your nose or leaves gaps on the sides can cause air to escape and fog up your lenses. Consider investing in a mask with a flexible nose piece or going for a mask with a contoured design that sits snuggly on your face.
4. Anti-Fog Spray
Grab yourself a bottle of anti-fog spray and spritz it on your lenses before you put on your mask. This nifty solution creates a fog-resistant barrier on your glasses, ensuring crystal clear vision even in the most humid conditions.
5. The Sacrifice
Okay, let’s be real here. Sometimes, no matter what you do, your lenses will still fog up. In these situations, you have two options: either take off your glasses and risk bumping into walls like a blind bat, or sacrifice your vision and pull down your mask for a brief moment to clear up your lenses. It’s not ideal, but it’s all about making the best out of a sticky situation.
Face masks have become a necessary accessory to our everyday lives, but it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing our vision. With these tips and tricks, you can avoid the frustration of foggy lenses and navigate through the fog like a boss. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay fog-free!