"How do I stop my glasses from fogging up when wearing a mask?"
This is one of the most common questions we get from our community, particularly in the winter. Whether you wear prescription glasses or sunglasses, we have a few tips to help you out:
1. Find a mask with the best possible fit
The source of fog is our breath escaping from inside the mask and landing on the cooler lenses of our glasses. The key to reducing or eliminating fog is ensuring your mask has a snug fit and provides a secure seal around your face. Threads masks are tapered at the nose bridge area to prevent air from escaping but they may not work perfectly for everyone since we all have different face structures - you may have to try a few before you find the one that's the best match for you.
2. Add a nose wire
Some people have reported adding a nose wire to be a big help, as this increases the tightness of fit around your nose bridge area. You can do this at home with a pipe cleaner or a paper clip. Just insert it into the pocket of your mask and press down to fit it to your nose shape.
3. Use a tissue or paper towel as a filter
Inserting a tissue or paper towel into the pocket of your mask as a filter not only adds another layer of protection, but is also helpful in reducing the amount of condensation that reaches your lenses. Just make sure you are replacing the tissues and paper towels after each use. If you plan to be outdoors for a long time, we'd recommend bringing extra tissues with you and replacing as soon as the one in the mask gets damp.
4. Wear your glasses slightly over your mask
You may find wearing your glasses slightly over your mask (like in our photo above) will help trap some off the air inside your mask.
If you have any other tips you've tried that have worked for you, we'd love to hear them!