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Face masks help protect people around you from the coronavirus. Glasses help you see. But sometimes, wearing a mask makes your glasses fog up. How can you wear a mask while still wearing your glasses?
Make sure your mask fits your face
The reason your glasses keeping fogging up is warm air is escaping your mask. When you put yours on, pinch the top of it so it fits the shape of your nose. If you can, tighten the sides, too. Sometimes medical or athletic tape, or even a band-aid, can seal the space between your nose and mask.
Wipe your lenses
You’re already washing your hands with soap and water to protect yourself from the virus, so take a few seconds and do the same with your glasses. Washing your glasses with soap and water before putting on your mask can help prevent water droplets from building up on your lenses.
Positioning your glasses
Sometimes, moving your glasses can be a huge help. Pushing them forward on your nose allows more air to circulate, which keeps your breath from fogging your glasses. You can also try using your glasses to seal your mask around your nose, which will block air from escaping. Just remember to make sure your mask still properly fits your face afterwards.
Would you like to see exactly how masks and glasses should be worn? Watch this video where Dr. Ernest Bhend demonstrates the proper technique. Then, if you need helping seeing clearly with or without a mask, request an appointment with CEENTA today.
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