Michigan is requiring for residents to wear some type of face covering when indoors in public places and suggests to wear it when out of doors to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. With people donning this protection, some of our patients are complaining that their glasses are fogging up, making it difficult to see. Condensation has been a common problem for glasses wearers for many years. There are several solutions that can help.
- Make sure your mask fits properly – If your glasses are fogging up, your mask is probably not fitting you properly as air is escaping through the top of your mask. The mask should seal around your face that air goes through it, not around the sides.
- Anti-fog spray or wipes – This option works well for many. The downside is they are rather expensive.
- Use tape on the top portion of your mask – Medical and athletic tape can reduce air from hitting your glasses and producing condensation. Please test a small amount of tape to make sure that your skin is not sensitive. You don’t want to create a bigger problem.
- Place your glasses on top of your mask – You will need to use a mask that is long enough but this works for some, depending on the type, weight, and shape of the glasses you wear.
Blocking the air flow from reaching your glasses is what prevents fog. We hope our tips will help you. If you are in need for an emergent eye appointment, please contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Michigan’s Leading Eye Care Physicians located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (248) 333-2900.