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A Hack To Avoid Foggy Glasses

One of the main problems of wearing a mask while wearing eyeglasses is that your eyeglasses tend to get foggy, which means that you’ll have to remove your glasses and wipe them frequently.

Breath fogs up the interior of their lenses and requires constant cleaning. No matter how fitted the mask, bespectacled people often find it hard to avoid steaming up their lenses.

Surprisingly, there is a very simple way to solve this problem, and it involves taping a band-aid over the bridge of your nose.

On November 12th, neurosurgeon Dr. Daniel M. Heiferman tweeted his mask hack for avoiding steamy glasses. The surgeon does not wear prescription lenses himself, but often wears surgical loupes—magnifying eyeglasses worn in the operating room. Doctors mask up during surgeries, so for years now Dr. Heiferman has been using adhesive cloth bandages over the bridge of his nose. The bandages tape the upper rim of the mask down so that the opening underneath the eyewear is mostly sealed. The surgeon shared a picture of his method, citing the bandage is also useful to anchor the mask if it is slips regularly. In a follow-up tweet he shared a tip for positioning your bandaid: “Put the cotton part of the bandaid on the bridge of your nose with half of it on the mask and half on your face. With the cotton on the bridge, I found my nose didn’t get irritated after many days of use like other tapes would.”

What a great tip!

(Image Credit: Daniel M. Heiferman, MD/ Twitter)


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