Almost every patient that comes in for an eye exam with the optometrists at Eyes on Bridgwater has some trouble with their eye glasses fogging up. Glasses fogging up occurs when your mask is not sealed very well at the top. The warm air condenses on the surface of the lens and form tiny droplets that scatter light and cause the fogging effects.
Here is a top 8 ideas on how you can deal with fogging glasses:
- Make sure you mask fits properly. Get a mask that is adjustable to contour to your nose and face.
- Use double sided tape. You can use double-sided tape to hold your mask to you your skin to create a better seal. Be careful not to choose a tape that irritates your skin.
- Double up. Wearing 2 masks can actually help prevent the air flow from escaping as quickly and can reduce fogging.
- Make sure you mask is very tight. If you twist the elastics that loop over your ears it could provide a tighter fit to your mask.
- Wear contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses it eliminates the fogging.
- Get antifog lenses. There are prescription lenses that are designed to prevent fogging. They have been on the market for at least 10 years and are commonly used in sports goggles, especially for hockey players. These lenses have a special coating on them that is activated why you wipe them with a special cleaning cloth. The work very well at reducing fogging. A common brand manufactured by Essilor is Optifog.
- Use Optifog lens cloths on your regular lenses. We tried using the Optifog lens wipes on regular eye glass lenses and it seems to reduce the fogging effect. It doesn’t work nearly as well as Optifog lenses but it works better than if not used.
- Use Fogblocker lens cloths. Fogblocker is another brand of anti-fog lens wipes. It seems to work as well as Optifog lens wipes.
- Get laser refractive surgery. Much like wearing contacts, if you are not wearing eye glasses they can’t fog up.
- Stop Breathing……I’m not wrong.
If you want to try out the Optifog lens wipes call our clinic to see if we have them in stock…they go out of stock quickly.