You may have been wearing your glasses for many reasons all these years一  fashion or because you can’t see well without them. Regardless, you might’ve managed to do so with ease. 

But then, masks happened! 

While wearing a mask can be uncomfortable and frustrating,  wearing glasses adds the challenge of keeping the fog off your spectacles as you go about your day. Don’t you agree?

You don’t need foggy lenses when you’re already coping with the pandemic. You may not be able to control what’s happening around you, but the good news is, you can stop your glasses from fogging up.

But first, do you know why your glasses fog up? 

Why Do Glasses Fog Up In The First Place?

There’s a simple science behind this: when warm air hits a cool surface, condensation forms. Notice how your spectacles get foggy after you’ve stepped out of your air-conditioned car and into a warm building? Something similar occurs when your warm breath escapes from the top of your mask and hits the lenses of your glasses. 

Luckily, there are a few ways to prevent glasses from fogging.

Tips To Prevent Glasses From Fogging

Wash Lenses With Soap

If you’re wondering how to clean foggy eyeglasses then one of the easiest ways is to wash them with soap and water and then shake off the excess liquid. You can then dry them with a soft cloth. Why does this method work? Soap reduces surface tension, leaving a thin film that acts as a fog barrier. 

Anti-fog Lens Spray 

Several commercially available lens sprays can coat your glasses with a film that keeps them from fogging. These can be used on eyeglasses, swim goggles and even diving masks. However, it would help to make sure these sprays are compatible with your lens type and do not damage any existing coating on your lenses.

Shaving Foam 

Apply a layer of shaving cream on the inside of your glasses and wipe them off with a soft cloth. The leftover shaving cream will protect the lenses from misting up.

Tape it Down

Your glasses tend to fog up when your mask fits loosely over your nose. If your skin isn’t too sensitive, you can use skin-safe tape to seal the upper edge and prevent the misting of your glasses.

Adjust Your Glasses

If your glasses have nose pads, tweak them a little, so they sit a bit further from your face. Although, if you’re wearing progressive lenses or ones with a stronger prescription, this is likely to alter your vision, so you may need to check on the type of glasses you’re wearing before you adjust them. 

Use a Tissue

Another easy way to prevent glasses from fogging up is to fold a facial tissue horizontally and place it under the top of your mask on the bridge of your nose. The tissue should absorb the moisture from your breath instead of escaping behind your glasses.

Switch To Contact Lenses

If nothing seems to be working, then it’s worth switching to contact lenses. This erases any worry of impairing your vision due to steamy lenses. If you’re worried about dry eye syndrome, keep some eye drops with you throughout the day. 

Get a LASIK Surgery Done 

If you’re allergic to contact lenses or are just uncomfortable wearing them, and your eyeglasses are causing too many issues , the easiest method would be to avoid them altogether. The benefits of following through with a LASIK eye procedure are huge, and you’ll never have to worry about foggy glasses again. 

We hope these tips are helpful to keep your glasses from getting misty. By following these simple steps, you can have fog-free lenses and clearer vision any time of the year. 

While you’re protecting yourself from the coronavirus, don’t compromise on your vision. Avail a consultation to further treat the issue — at Prasad Netralaya. Mangalore and Udupi’s most trusted Eye Care Hospital with highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Call us at +91 9513596565 or book an appointment if you wish to visit in person. You can also book a teleconsultation.

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