How To Keep Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing A Mask


The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the lives of people around the world. In recent weeks, people in every country in the world have been instructed to stay in their homes unless it is absolutely necessary for them to leave. Most people choose to wear a mask and/or gloves when shopping to prevent the spread of germs and reduce the chances of getting the virus. However, if you’ve been trying to wear a mask all this time and you’re wearing glasses, you’re probably in trouble.

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When a mask is worn, breathing can be directed upward, causing the glasses to fog immediately. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks that can prevent this from happening. Dr. Richard Martinello, professor of infectious diseases at Yale Medical School, says today that if you wear an adjustable fabric mask, you can try to adjust it. This should prevent air from escaping through the top of your mask, and thus prevent your glasses from fogging up.

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You can also adjust the height of your mask “to make your exhalation a little lower,” says Dr. Martinello. However, you should avoid pulling the mask too low, as it should cover the entire mouth and most of the nose. If you wear a cloth mask and have problems with fog, the cloth may be too thick. Try switching to a thinner cloth to see if it makes a difference.

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Greedy divers know this trick: try washing your glasses with soap and water. By letting them air dry, a protective film will have formed on the lenses, preventing fogging.