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Do You Know How To Prevent Your Glasses From Fogging Up?

By rxsafety

We understand that wearing glasses can already be a big inconvenience for you, but things can become even more frustrating when your glasses start fogging up. There are various conditions that can occur that will make your lenses become foggy. Usually, your glasses becoming foggy will have something to do with the varying temperature or weather conditions you are in.

What Can Cause Fogged Eyewear?

When you are sitting in a room where the temperature is colder than the temperature outside, your glasses will be colder as well. What will happen when you step outside? Your glasses will become foggy because the steam in the warm air will instantly hit your glasses. This steam will turn into water drops and the fogging will continue until your glasses will become warmer.

Your glasses can also become foggy if your glasses are placed too close to your face. How can your glasses become foggy if they are placed too close to your face? Every time you breathe, there will be no way for any of the air to escape. As a result, the air will reach your lenses because there is no place else for it to go. You can expect the same thing when you are sweating because the sweat on your skin will eventually evaporate, and the vapor will become moist, hit your glasses that are cold, and eventually result in foggy glasses.

Fogged Eyewear And Safety 

Anyone who can appreciate the importance of taking the proper safety precautions will realize the various issues caused by fogged eyewear. Fogging is one of the main vision-related issues to wearing the proper workplace safety glasses. Many professionals believe fogged eyewear is one of main contributor to workplace-related injuries.

Thankfully, there are ways for you to prevent your glasses from fogging up. How? Continue reading and you will find out.

Tip #1: Anti-Fog Coating

When you add an anti-fog coating on your lenses, the coating will block the moisture that could eventually stick to the lenses. You can request an anti-fog coating when you are talking to your eye care professional. Your anti-fog coating can either be a permanent coating or a temporary coating. If you do make the decision to add an anti-fog coating on your lenses, we want you to avoid constantly wiping your lenses because the coating can come off.

Tip #2: Do Not Place Your Glasses Too Close To Your Face

We mentioned that the vapor from your breath will eventually turn into moisture when it becomes trapped onto your cold glasses. When you position your glasses further from your face, you will give the air more room to flow between your face and your lenses. As a result, the amount of heat that is flowing will decrease.

Tip #3: Use Anti-Fog Wipes

If you choose not to add an anti-fog coating on your lenses, you can choose to use anti-fog solutions. Anti-fog wipes are made with various compounds that will prevent droplets of water from forming on your glasses. Regardless if you use a spray or a paste, you will be able to apply the solution to your lenses. After the solution has been applied to your lenses, you can wipe your lenses in a small motion using a clean cloth until your glasses are now clear.

Tip #4: Be Prepared For Rainy Weather

Did you know that you could use rain repellent spray on your lenses to form a repellent layer? This is a good way for you to keep your lenses protected during the rain. Spray bottles can be quite bulky so it is important that you have enough room to carry the bottle in a bag so you will have it when you need it.

Tip #5: Use Shaving Cream Or Soap

We know what you are problem thinking. Shaving cream to prevent fogged eyewear? Yes! You can wipe some shaving cream over your lenses and allow it to sit. Once you have let the shaving cream sit for a bit, you can buff the lenses. When your lenses are wiped with shaving cream, it will take a little longer for your lenses to fog.

You can also use small shavings from soap to clean your lenses in the same way you can use the shaving cream. If you truly want to experience the best results, you should let the shaving cream dry when you are ready to wipe off the extra amounts that are on your lenses. The shaving cream will create a clear layer on your lenses.

Tip #6: Remove Your Glasses

When your glasses start to become foggy, one of the most logical things you can do is remove your glasses. When you remove your glasses, you are not giving your glasses any more time to become foggy. Removing your glasses when they become foggy will mean you will not have to constantly wipe your glasses because constant wiping can lead to scratches, scrapes, and other marks.

Another tip that you may find helpful is to do your best to avoid sudden changes in the temperature changes. Before you go from a cold environment to a hot environment and vice versa, you should wait some time before you enter. Before you walk into a building, you can stand by the door for a couple of minutes because the air by the door is usually warmer than it is outside.

When you wear prescription glasses, we know that constantly moving from environments with varying temperatures can be frustrating and annoying. No one wants to continually wipe their glasses every time they become foggy. As mentioned earlier, fogged eyewear can also cause vision problems.

We know that foggy glasses can be very frustrating and hazardous, and this is definitely not something you will want to take lightly. It is very important that you know what is the reason behind the fogging so you will know what steps you will need to take to correct the problem.

You can reduce the chances of your glasses constantly becoming fogged by taking the proper measures. Contact us today for more tips and advice on preventing glasses from fogging up.

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