If you wear eyeglasses, you may find that adding a mask is making your lenses fog up. According to The New York Times, here are several tricks you can try to prevent this from happening (check the link for more):
- Mold your mask. Medical masks have built-in, bendable metal strips that you can mold to the bridge of your nose. You can also add pipe cleaners to the top of a homemade fabric mask to get the same effect.
- Tighten the mask. Most of your breath should be going through the mask. If you feel the air going in or out around the mask, adjust the ties or ear loops so the mask fits snugly against your face.
- Tape your mask. Another option is to use white athletic or medical tape or even an adhesive bandage to seal the top of the mask around the bridge of your nose.
- Pull up your mask. Use the weight of your glasses to block the air by pulling the mask up over the bridge of your nose as high as you can. Let your glasses rest on top of the mask, but make sure it’s still under your chin, too.
- Try soapy water. Washing your glasses with soapy water and letting them air-dry leaves behind a thin film that stops water molecules from forming the droplets that lead to fog.
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