How To Stop Your Glasses Fogging Up While Wearing a Face Mask

What is the distinction between a mask and a face mask?

Face covers are textile pieces that may be worn to cover your mouth and nose in public while still allowing you to breathe. 

The usage of facial coverings has guidelines by government regulations. 

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When using a face mask, why do glasses fog up?
Because your breath primarily leaves from the top of your mask, glasses fogging is more prevalent when wearing a medical or fabric face mask due to the limited airflow. Exhaling causes your warm breath to come into touch with your colder lenses, steaming them up and clouding your vision. Excess moisture around your glasses weakens the grip of your nose pads, making it easy for them to slip down your face.

Top tips for preventing fogging in your glasses
Before leaving the house, use these methods to guarantee that your mask is secure and that you don't have to fuss with it or touch your face while out in public.

1. Make sure your mask is well-fitting.
The first thing you should look for is a mask that fits snugly. This not only keeps you safe from airborne particles, but it also prevents too much breath from escaping and fogging your lenses.

If your mask is too loose when you first put it on, try tightening the straps for a more secure fit or going down a size.

2. Place the mask over your nose and tighten it.
Another approach to minimize the amount of air that escapes upwards is to secure your mask around your nose. To assist seal the mask, move it farther up your nose (if this is comfortable for you) and lay your glasses on top of it. If this does not work or your mask cannot be pulled this high, fix the mask to the bridge of your nose with a small piece of medical tape. This aids in the formation of a seal, preventing your breath from escaping upwards.

3. Is your mask too big for you? Using the ear loops, tighten it.
You can try adjusting your mask manually if it doesn't fit snugly.

You can adjust the self-tying face masks to suit closer to your face — just don't tie them so tight that you get red lines behind your ears.

4. Make sure your glasses don't fall down your nose.
If your glasses are frequently slipping down your nose, try looping the mask's string around the sides of your glasses rather than your ear. This may help to secure your glasses and mask – just be careful while removing your glasses because the mask will still be attached. It's possible that your glasses are slipping down because your frames are no longer fitting you properly; this can happen over time.

5. Inhale deeply into the mask.
You could find that altering your breathing helps just as well as tinkering with your mask and trying to modify it. When you exhale, try to force the air downwards to keep your glasses from heating up. It may take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's a rather straightforward answer.

6. Make sure your lenses are clean.
If it's been a while since you cleaned your lenses, it's possible that they're prone to fogging. We recommend using a cleaning cloth and a cleaning spray. Try our Crulle anti-fog spray to prevent your glasses from fogging.

7. Make sure your glasses are in place.

Pushing your glasses down on your nose slightly creates more space between your lenses and your eyes, enabling more air to circulate and keeping your breath from fogging up your vision, which may sound paradoxical.

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