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How to stop glasses fogging up whilst wearing a mask.

(15 Posts)
Marydoll Thu 16-Jul-20 09:06:32

I saw these tips and thought they might help those of us who wear glasses and are having trouble wearing masks.

www.barrheadnews.com/news/18580817.three-simple-tips-stop-glasses-fogging-wearing-face-masks

shysal Thu 16-Jul-20 09:26:55

I find wearing my glasses quite low over the top of the mask works just fine.

Using a mask with a nose wire should keep it closer to the face.
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My DD uses a strip of Micropore tape along the top of the mask, but it can't be good for the delicate skin beneath the eyes.

Jane10 Thu 16-Jul-20 09:28:11

I'll give these suggestions a go when I go shopping today. So far it's been a big problem. I've ordered one of those full face visors. Fingers crossed shopping will become less of a lucky dip.

annodomini Thu 16-Jul-20 10:46:56

I tightened my nose wire a bit too much yesterday and had to release it slightly. I find that if I have a little practice at home to see what is the best way to stop my glasses misting, I can manage to find the right position for both glasses and mask. It will vary from one glasses-wearer to another.

Jane10 Thu 16-Jul-20 11:05:48

Just back. Putting mask under the bottom of my glasses helped. Snapping the string on the only mask I had with me didn't help!

BlueSky Fri 17-Jul-20 10:16:35

Do all masks have wires? I know the disposable ones have, just wondering about the reusable pretty patterned cotton ones.

Framilode Fri 17-Jul-20 10:48:57

A drop of fairy liquid rubbed on and polished off both sides should keep them fog free.

Marydoll Fri 17-Jul-20 11:00:32

Sorry, Framilode, but I have just said upthread, opticians do not recommend smearing glasses with washing up liquid. It can damage the lens.

MY DIL is one and they are advising customers not to do this.

Jane10 Fri 17-Jul-20 11:37:58

I've ordered a visor. Hope it fits over my glasses

Marydoll Fri 17-Jul-20 11:41:06

I saw them online, Jane, but was unsure. Please let us know how you get on.

Purplepixie Fri 17-Jul-20 11:42:04

Fairy liquid definitely damages glasses as my DH proved about one month ago. Luckily he has a couple of spare pairs but do be careful.

seacliff Fri 17-Jul-20 11:49:14

Apparently visors are not so effective as masks, unfortunately.

dizzyblonde Fri 17-Jul-20 11:54:11

I’ve tried everything and nothing seems to work consistently. It’s been interesting driving on blue lights with glasses which suddenly steam up.🙄

shysal Fri 17-Jul-20 13:08:08

BlueSky, some washable masks have nose wires, which I think you remove for washing. I bought a pack of these which also include a filter pocket ( I have filters), but afraid they are not pretty. I did see some lovely Liberty William Morris print ones on Etsy, but none had nose wire and filter pocket.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-X-Face-mask-covering-Comfy-Washable-Filter-Pocket-Nose-Wire-Uk-Cheap/164215850384?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

shysal Fri 17-Jul-20 13:13:28

Just did an Ebay search and there are loads of pretty washable masks with nose wire and filter pocket! Wish I had looked harder, might still get some.