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Tips on how to keep glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by TiffyChick, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. TiffyChick

    TiffyChick Low-Roller

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    I am a contact lens wearer but am wearing glasses as part of my Halloween costume. I didn't consider the fact that wearing a mask will make my glasses fog up. :( Anyone have any tricks for preventing this? Thanks!
     
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    Anti fog spray they make for car windows works good. I know several people who use it at work and swear by it.
     
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    Wear the mask up as high as you can manage and pinch the nose parts very hard. Depending on the mask, might work.

    Good luck!

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    They sell anti-fog spray specifically for glasses. I've been using Optix55 Fog Gone that I found on Amazon. It comes in a 2 oz spray bottle. In an emergency, bar soap works pretty good too. My optometrist showed me that trick years ago. Just rub a streak of the bar soap across both sides of the lens (don't apply any water) and polish the lens with a soft microfiber cloth. The thin film of soap will prevent fogging.
     
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    Three things that work:

    Anti fog spray
    Dawn dish detergent
    Wear the glasses far down on your nose

    I've gotten used to it
     
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    One thing that really helps me is when I wear my sunglasses vs. everyday glasses. Indoors, or outdoors, this has been an easy alternative for me.
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    I'm so lost. Haven't had my morning coffee yet. ;). Do you mean your sunglasses don't actually fog up?
     
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    I’ve got a pair of RayBan aviators that don’t seem to fog up too badly, and much less than my normal glasses. Maybe it’s because the fact that they’re sunglasses they hide the fog better or it could be that they have some kind of different chemical treatment to them that does the trick. Whatever it is, when I was in Vegas a couple of weeks ago I noticed a huge difference when I wore my sun glasses, both inside the casinos and out on the strip. I use the anti-fog spray on my regular glasses but didn’t need to with my sun glasses. Definitely weird, and I can’t even begin to explain why this was the case......

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    I need to test this out with my glasses, because the ones I have for my costume are just *attitude glasses* and have no prescription strength, so the lenses are made from a different material than regular glasses.
     
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    Cat crap. I used it on ski goggles for years. (this is a BRAND of anti-fog treatment - PLEASE don't go to the litterbox ;-)

    My husband says the disposable surgical masks fog FAR less than a cloth mask with his glasses. I only use re-usable masks - some are better than others, I just rotate.....
     
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    Our beach volleyball league started up again last summer but they required masks. We were outside and it’s pretty spread out so I was like wtf but I won’t get into that issue.

    wearing a mask with sunglasses was not easy. Fogged up constantly.
     
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    If they are just for the look of he costume and not prescription, could you just pop out the lenses and wear the frames?
     
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    I wash mine with Dawn dishwashing detergent. It works well for me.
     
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    That's a darn good idea!!!
     
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    We've found that the masks with the little wire piece in the bridge of the nose help with the fogging. Anti-fog spray or the detergent would be my second choice.
     
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    +100. Both of these suggestions have worked incredibly well for me. The blue surgical masks make my glasses WAY less foggy.

    The other thing I noticed about the surgical masks was that I wasn’t immediately taking it off the moment I got outside on the strip, unlike my cloth masks. Sometimes I would be halfway over a sky bridge, or just about to enter another casino, before it even dawned me that I still had my mask on. For whatever reason wearing a mask outside didn’t bother me at all n the dry air, unlike here at home with all the humidity....
     
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    I have not fogged-up since switching to Elvis glasses with sideburns! :thumbsup:

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    RICHARD
     
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    I wear glasses, and this is one of my BIGGEST detergents on Vegas right now, the mask is going to drive me nuts for long periods.

    Someone suggested double sided fashion tape to the mask. I've found crimping the metal band helps...double-sided tape might make it even more effective....hope it helps you! ( and me :))
     
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    Hold your breath and talk less? hahaha. I'm joking here, but I have literally resorted to this to see something in a meeting or lecture so I can do my job. I also position my glasses and mask in an angle that allows the air to go in front of the glasses, that's been working
     
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