What Can I Do To Make Wearing A Mask Easier With Glasses?

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Are you tired of having your glasses fogging up while wearing a mask? Is it hard to handle because you’re trying to avoid touching your face? 

During this new normal, leaving the house is a bit complicated. You need to remember your mask, gloves, and wipes/hand sanitizer. 

Wearing a mask is not easy. They move around, warm up your face, and of course, fog up your glasses. Since there’s nothing you can do about wearing a mask right now, keep reading to learn how to make it easier to wear a mask with glasses!

Put Soapy Water or Shaving Cream on Your Glasses

Treating your glasses can be beneficial if you don’t want them to fog up. Two things that you can treat your lenses with are soapy water and shaving cream. 

Now, why would you put shaving cream or soapy water on your glasses? The reason is that they turn into a surface-active agent, leaving a thin film on your lenses. 

The film will help prevent your lenses from fogging up, so wearing a mask is easier. You do need to let the surface-active agent dry, so do not try to rush out of the house. 

One downside to this method is that it does not last very long, so you will have to reapply. But it does work if you’re in a pinch! 

Buy Anti-Fog Wipes or Spray

If you are able to find some, anti-fog wipes or sprays are an excellent option. These tools work because they have absorbent silicone compounds and ethanol. 

By using these on your lenses, you are putting a transparent film on your lenses. This layer prevents fog from even forming. You will need to reapply every three to five days. This is a better solution if you need to keep your glasses from fogging up for more than just going to the grocery store once a week.

Consider Getting LASIK

Another option for seeing clearly and wearing a mask is talking with your eye doctor about LASIK. LASIK permanently reshapes your cornea, which corrects refractive errors. 

With a 96% patient satisfaction rate, LASIK is life-changing for those that qualify. Thanks to LASIK, you can achieve visual freedom and say goodbye to glasses and contacts for good! That means no more fogged up glasses! 

Put Your Glasses On Top of Your Mask

This sounds like a simple solution, but it can be hard. If you decide to do this, you need to make sure your mask still covers your nose and mouth. 

Your mask covering your nose and mouth is what protects you and others around you. If you pull your mask up, pull it up on the bridge of your nose as high as possible. 

Once you do this, you can put your glasses right on top of your mask. Depending on your mask and how big your glasses are, this might not be an option. 

Tighten Your Mask

If your mask is adjustable, try tightening it. A mask should fit snugly on your face, so air does not come out the top. 

Try adjusting your ear loops to make it fit tighter. If you still feel air coming out the top, continue adjusting it. 

Do you want to talk to your eye doctor about options to make it easier to wear your mask with glasses? Schedule an appointment at Stahl Eyecare Experts in Manhattan today! 


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