Glasses, Fogging, and the Latest Technology

I wrote a few weeks ago about the need I had for some sort of better face mask. My current ones were all making my glasses fog non-stop. Many of you chimed in with suggestions, and I’m happy to say that I think I’ve got that problem covered for the most part at this point. (For the record, I really like the ones I bought at the Gap, and the ones I got at Starks online. (Though the Starks ones are a smidge small for my face.)

However, the thing that’s helped me the most isn’t just having a better face mask. It’s wearing it properly. For my glasses to remain fog-free, it’s usually best if I tuck the top of the mask up underneath my glasses. That lets all that hot air somehow skip my glasses, eliminating the whole fog process.

The problem is that when I do that, my glasses have a tendency to fall off my face at the drop of a hat. If I lean forward. Move my head. Bump them with my hands. My glasses were falling off left and right. It’s all fun and games until you’re trying to go to the bathroom without having your glasses fall in the toilet. Just keeping it real here, folks.

So what have I done? I’ve turned to the power of modern technology! Ear hooks are my new friend. They’re little rubber hooks that slip on the end of your glasses frames, hooking around your ears when you wear them. Yes, they look dorky, but you can’t really see they’re on your glasses when your glasses are on your face. And they hook your glasses securely to your face, so it doesn’t matter what the day may bring. Those glasses are going nowhere.

I know this might seem like a small thing to you. For me, it’s been a real help. (Especially as it gets colder. I have no idea what my glasses are going to do with fogging when it’s 20 below outside. The good news(?) is that thanks to my country’s response to the pandemic, it looks like I’ll get to find out! ‘Merica!!!

Anyway. If you too are finding your glasses unwilling to stay on your masked face, I’m passing this info on in the hopes that it will help you. Good luck!


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