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Justkeeprollingalong Wed 09-Sep-20 23:05:51

I'm having awful trouble with my glasses fogging up when wearing a face mask. Any recommendations? I don't mind paying a bit if it means I can see!

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DramaAlpaca Wed 09-Sep-20 23:10:20

It's really annoying, isn't it?

Have you tried a visor instead?

AppleDragon Wed 09-Sep-20 23:12:56

I got mine here https://www.etsy.com/shop/GriffsGobstoppers. I pinch the wire high up on my nose then put my glasses just resting on the top of the fabric

Justkeeprollingalong Wed 09-Sep-20 23:13:26

Thanks for the reply. I did think of a visor but does it comply with the 'rules'?!

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Justkeeprollingalong Wed 09-Sep-20 23:14:20

I'll look at that. Thanks @AppleDragon

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middleager Wed 09-Sep-20 23:25:15

The only thing that allows me to go a few minutes without steaming are disposable masks. Pulled high. Wire bended tightly. Even then it'snot ideal.

Also noticed that different glasses give a different level of fog. I have a very small face, which I'm sure doesn't help somehow confused

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 09-Sep-20 23:27:50

I got mine from www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lindyloucrafts23

They are really good quality and I have had no issues with my glasses getting fogged up. Someone recommended them to me and i have bought quite a few!

FunTimes2020 Wed 09-Sep-20 23:33:25

I've used my DH"s anti-fog spray (that he has for his crash helmet visor) which has helped. I'm going to give toothpaste a try...sounds mad but is shown to significantly reduce fogging of interior car windows..a.light covering, then polish/buff. I will report back!

Stompythedinosaur Thu 10-Sep-20 07:21:28

As a nurse who wears masks all day, my advise is to get a really toght seal at the top of the mask. Either really focus on bending thr hmnkse wire yo fit you perfectly, or use medical tape to tape the top of the mask to your face.

A visor is not going to protect you from much - thry are only to protect against fluid droplets entering your eyes which is not an issue for most members of the public.

RaingodsWithZippos Thu 10-Sep-20 17:58:13

Do you reckon adjustable string on the masks is better than a fixed elastic loop? I've got small ears and they ping off!

SweetPetrichor Thu 10-Sep-20 18:19:49

My only solution has been to use a bit of folded microporous medical tape to secure the face covering to the bridge of my nose. It’s hidden under the mask but keeps it secure and having the tape keeping it flush to the face, your breath doesn’t go out the top to fog your glasses. It works every time. I was really struggling before!

SoupDragon Thu 10-Sep-20 18:25:37

I've not had a problem with my home made masks. They have a bendy nose strip at the top that seems to do the trick. They did fog up when I sneezed earlier but not through normal breathing.

SoupDragon Thu 10-Sep-20 18:26:29

I ordered the nose strips from Amazon.

VanillaSpiceCandle Thu 10-Sep-20 20:26:15

As stupid as it sounds I’ve had massive problems fogging up but only when I’ve put my mask on after my glasses. I wear them all the time so was putting it on just before going in the shop. If you pull it up so the bridge of your glasses is sitting on top of the mask on your nose it should be better.

CthulhuInDisguise Wed 16-Sep-20 09:27:09

just wanted to thank andnoneforgretchenwieners for her recommendation above. My masks arrived today and I love them!

LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow Wed 16-Sep-20 09:48:31

FunTimes2020

I've used my DH"s anti-fog spray (that he has for his crash helmet visor) which has helped. I'm going to give toothpaste a try...sounds mad but is shown to significantly reduce fogging of interior car windows..a.light covering, then polish/buff. I will report back!

Do NOT, and I cannot emphasise this enough....NOT toothpaste your specs...it's abrasive.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 16-Sep-20 11:23:41

Great stuff cthulhu 😀 they are a find!

Yuqe Wed 16-Sep-20 11:37:11

I've managed to finally sort mine to not fog up but it's taken a while to find the perfect solution for me! Having my mask fairly high , really tight seal I got one with a really firm bendable pipe cleaner type thing in, and little foam pads that sit along the nose strip part of the top of the mask.

Whenwillow Wed 16-Sep-20 12:19:33

I've also found that I fog less if I breathe through my nose (as well as the mask being pulled up high.

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