Now that a mask is a part of your outfit no matter what you are doing or where you are going, it is essential that you find a way to make it more comfortable and be able to go about your everyday business while wearing one. For people who wear glasses, however, this can seem especially challenging. If the warm air you breathe out exits the top of your mask and hits the surface of your glasses, then it can easily get foggy. We have put together some tips on how to keep your glasses from fogging while wearing a mask so that you can eliminate this problem and focus on more important things.
Fix the Fit of Your Mask
The most common reason why your glasses may get foggy while wearing a mask is that the mask does not seal properly above your nose. You can fix the fit of your mask by adding or adjusting a metal band so that it fits the shape of your face. If you cannot find a mask that fits perfectly, then you can always purchase an adjustable pattern and make one for yourself.
Seal the Mask with your Glasses
Another way to keep the mask fit to your face is to put your glasses over it so that it becomes sealed. If you can pull your mask up farther, then do so and place your glasses on top so that air can no longer exit through the top. This does not work for everyone, but it can be an easy fix if your mask cooperates.
Tape Your Mask Down
When nothing else works, and you want a temporary fix, you can tape down your mask so that no air can exit through the top. Just add the tape to the top of your mask around your nose and cheeks and seal it shut. Athletic tape and medical tape should both work well for this, but you should not use this method if you are allergic to adhesive or any of the other ingredients.
Use an Anti-Fog Wipe, Spray, or Solution
If you are unable to seal your mask to your face correctly through one of the above methods, then another option is to clean your glasses with an anti-fog solution before using them. You can purchase anti-fog sprays and wipes, or you can even make your own by mixing soap and water. Make sure that you do your research before using any chemicals on your glasses, and whatever you do, do not clean your glasses with toothpaste, baby shampoo, spit, or vinegar. All of these can cause more issues to your vision and the quality of your glasses rather than helping you.
Hopefully, if you try out these different strategies, then you will no longer need to deal with foggy glasses while wearing masks. We hope that you use these tips with your Corporate Coffee Systems masks and other PPE and that you can relax and get back to your everyday life, even while wearing a mask. Give us a call or check out our website for more information about our products.