Tips and Tricks to Help with Foggy Glasses

Hey Collinsville, tired of looking through fog while trying to find your favorite chips at the grocery store? Check out Collinsville Primary Eyecares tips and tricks on avoiding foggy glasses while wearing a mask.

Seal Your Mask

As you shop around Collinsville and Owasso for your essentials, you’ll find yourself exhaling into your mask, which leads your breath straight up to the lenses of your glasses. To avoid this, try using masks with moldable ridges, such as bendable metal wires that contour to your nose. Or, if you prefer fabric or cloth masks, simply place a strip of double-sided tape between the mask and your nose. These methods can help prevent hot air from making it to your glasses and blocking your vision.

Adjust Your Glasses Nose Pads

Providing more space between your glasses and face allows more air to escape, leaving less of it to gather on your lenses. Try adjusting your glasses’ nose pads to sit further back from the frames, thus allowing them to sit further from your eyes. If you don’t feel comfortable adjusting your nose pads yourself, you’re always welcome to stop by Collinsville Primary Eyecare , where any of our trained opticians will be happy to help you. We’ll be glad to help the Collinsville area stay healthy (and stay seeing).

Play the Flute to Avoid Foggy Glasses

Not literally, of course. It may sound simple, but directing your airflow downward with your mouth (as if playing the flute) can help reduce fog on your glasses significantly. While this method may take some getting used to, a bit of awkwardness beats looking through foggy lenses and not being able to see the game all night. Plus, if you don’t know how to play the flute, we’ve got plenty of excellent high school bands in the Tulsa, Owasso, Catoosa, Skiatook, Nowata, Oologah, and other surrounding areas that we’re sure would be happy to provide pointers.

Wash and Air Dry Your Glasses

Washing your glasses using unscented dish soap then letting air dry can help. The dish soap creates a layer that is harder for the fog to stick to your glasses. The water can be room temperature because extremely  hot water can mess up the lenses. Make sure when you clean them after they air dry to use a microfiber cloth. If you don’t have a microfiber cloth then come by our Broken Arrow vision clinic and pick up a free one!


So Collinsville, we hope these tips help you out. Whether you’re trying to see the calorie count on some Golden Oreos or simply trying to maintain eye contact with your spouse over dinner, this list should help you prevent foggy lenses that make wearing your glasses with your mask unbearable. Lastly, if you can’t stop fogging up the glasses contact lenses may be the route to go. For more ideas and tips check out some of our other blog posts. Thanks for reading!

Your friends at Collinsville Primary Eyecare and your EyeDoctor near me! For more information about glasses you can check out our blog about blue blocker lenses or any of our other Tips and Tricks post here.

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1 Comment

  1. Kathleen Wallace on May 28, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Gack, wish I had read this article earlier, only two more weeks to be fully vaccinated and can drop the mask! But trust me, I will be using these tips in the meantime!

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