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Face masks for glasses wearer's??

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ssd Fri 05-Jun-20 12:00:56

Any mask I've used causes my glasses to steam up. I seen somewhere someone saying to put pipe cleaners through the top of thees and mask so it fits into the shape of your face. Where is get pipe cleaners God only knows, I haven't seen them in 40 years.
Anyway, has anyone bought a mask that works with glasses?
I'm not making it, I'd buy it.

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ssd Fri 05-Jun-20 12:02:06

Sorry for typos

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Bailsgd Fri 05-Jun-20 12:07:15

Hi I got our from eBay weeks ago. Ive found my glasses are fine just make sure the metal trip is push right now on your nose and I was fine

Bargebill19 Fri 05-Jun-20 12:10:54

As someone who has to wear one all day at work, the only option is a proper fit tested mask such as the nhs use in various departments.
As someone who doesn’t qualify for such a rare beast.... the best option I’ve found is a homemade cotton mask. The blue surgical types you buy in bulk are the next best but make sure you pinch the nose band hard for a good fit. However I find they are so bulky my vision is obscured by the bulk of the mask and the fibres impede my breathing.
It really might be a case of trialling then until you find the least worst mask for you.

AnyFucker Fri 05-Jun-20 12:11:03

This is the problem. Your glasses steam up because your warm breath is escaping which is the crux of why they are not effective

Only an FFP3 mask would stop that happening as worn in covid critical care areas

RuthW Fri 05-Jun-20 12:12:41

I find if I wear glasses over the too of the edge of my home made masks they don't steam up

angel0071987 Fri 05-Jun-20 12:13:55

The plastic wire ties for food bags work also. Put a couple in the seam at top and mould to your nose.

PseudoQuim Fri 05-Jun-20 12:14:02

Just over 3 weeks ago I had to be treated in hospital (urgent but not an emergency) and they gave me a disposable mask to wear. I didn't have any problems with my glasses steaming up at all. As a PP said, I did pinch the metal bit so it was quite tight but that's because I have a small nose and I didn't want it to fall off blush

Randomschoolworker19 Fri 05-Jun-20 12:19:21

For the blue surgical like masks, I find putting your glasses on over the mask (so the bridge presses down around the nose with the bottom of your lenses over the mask) stops them steaming up.

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Fri 05-Jun-20 12:21:37

You'll find pipe cleaners I. With the kids stationary at most superstores.

Alternatively you can buy rolls of garden ties from the pound shop or wilko, that you cut to size, it's the same stuff as sandwich ties but in a long continuous roll.

Aria2015 Fri 05-Jun-20 12:33:51

I was given a mask at the hospital for one of my appointments and it's one of the only masks I've tried that hasn't steamed my glasses up. It had a wire built into the top seam that you can mould around your nose so it sat flush against my nose and face. I'm guessing these are hospital grade masks though so not sure if you can buy them.

Teawiththat Fri 05-Jun-20 12:35:10

Try Etsy and message sellers, many can put the wire in.

picklemewalnuts Fri 05-Jun-20 12:58:46

The bra shaped masks work well with a band in for the nose. You could attach one yourself if you needed to.

Coffee from Lidl has these on, which work well.

onalongsabbatical Fri 05-Jun-20 13:36:38

Pipe cleaners are dirt cheap on Amazon OP.

Miljea Sun 07-Jun-20 23:50:02

An aside, your glasses steaming up while wearing a fit tested FFP3 mask doesn't mean it's ineffective. It's the heat, which rises, from your breath that steams up your glasses.

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