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Are Your Masks Fogging up your Glasses?

Eye Care During the COVID-19 Crisis

With the recommendation for everyone to wear a mask in public, how do we keep our glasses from fogging up?

First of all, remember, your glasses are also protection from Coronavirus, so please keep wearing them.

Secondly, remember that your glasses are a surface which viruses can live on, for perhaps several days. So just like keeping your hands clean, please keep your glasses clean. Every day wash them in warm sudsy water. You can use antibacterial soap or dishwashing liquid. Do not use anything with abrasives. Do not use a washcloth or paper towel. Do clean lenses with your fingers, rinse, and dry with a clean microfiber cloth, approved by your local optical. (We have eyeglass clothes and cleaners at Restore Eye Care & Eye Gym. Just call ahead and we can deliver curbside.)

Third, that fogging is from your breath. A properly fitted mask will not allow your breath to exit over the top of the mask. If you have a homemade mask, consider using a pipe cleaner or similar device to press the top of the mask snugly against your nose and prevent your breath from gathering behind your glasses.

Although there are commercially available anti-fogging agents, the best practice is to wash your glasses daily and keep your mask snug against your face.

Remember, Restore Eye Care is open normal business hours for your urgent eye care needs. We can extend contact lens prescriptions for most established patients. We can deliver contacts directly to your home. We encourage you to call us with any questions or concerns. 814-272-0262