Whether you are for or against the use of face masks to help stem the spread of Covid-19 the reality is we have to wear them, at least for the short term. Issues with wearing face masks range from inhaling too much carbon dioxide, breathing recycled air and having your blue light glasses fogging up!
Whilst we cannot help you with the carbon dioxide and recycled air issue we can certainly provide some advice on how to stop your blue light glasses fogging up when you wear a face mask. This advice will also be applicable to those who do not wear blue light glasses, but wear regular glasses. Feel free to share this article with anyone you may think would benefit from not having foggy glasses from wearing their face mask.
It is paramount that you continue to wear your blue light glasses when wearing your face mask as blue light has been proven to disrupt sleep which in turn lessens our immunity to viruses. The issue is when we wear a sleep mask we find that our blue light glasses will start fogging up which causes acuity issues and means the efficacy decreases as the user will simply take their blue light glasses off to see better.
Fogging up of lenses when wearing a face mask happens as your warm breath hitting the relatively cooler surface of your blue light glasses will result in fog. This issue of fogging up glasses can be very annoying, especially when you head into an airconditioned store from outside, the fogging issue will only worsen. All of a sudden you are without your usual sight, stumbling into things and probably not adhering to social distancing. It is therefore important to stop your blue light glasses fogging up when wearing your face mask.
Let’s take a look at the top five ways to stop your blue light glasses from fogging up so you can keep pesky artificial blue light at bay and retain a strong immune system.
Put Your Blue Light Glasses Over Your Mask
Pull up your face mask so it sits as high as it can on your nose. Then wear your blue light glasses on top of the face mask. This hack will stop any escaping breath from hitting your glasses and causing your blue light glasses to fog up
Use A Mask With a Nose Bride
Like with blue light glasses not all face masks are created equal. The more effective masks, when it comes to lowering transmission on viruses, are typically those with nose bridges. If your mask is loose over your mouth and nose when you breathe the air will most likely escape upwards and onto the lenses of your blue light glasses. The flexible straps on these types of masks allow your mask to be fitted properly against your face and stop breath escaping upwards, towards your blue light glasses. This stops your blue light glasses from fogging up, enabling you to wear them and prevent blue light from damaging your eyes.
If you have already acquired a mask and it does not have a bridge you can DIY one yourself very easily. Just dig out some old Twisties or pipe cleaners and fit these to your mask. You can also use some form of tape to fasten down your mask around your nose better. These two DIY tips will also go a long way in preventing your blue light glasses from fogging up.
Place A Tissue On The Inside Of Your Mask
If there is no longer a tissue and toilet paper crisis in your city this one is for you! When moisture escapes from under your mask as you breathe you will cause your blue light glasses to fog up. To present moisture escaping you can tape a tissue under your mask around about the bridge of your nose. This can help prevent your blue light glasses from fogging up as the tissue will absorb some of the moisture from your breath. This is a cheap and easy way to stop your blue light glasses from getting too foggy!
Soapy water is great for cleaning Covid-19 off your hands but it appears its also very good at preventing your glasses from fogging up when wearing a face mask. Very few blue light glasses come with an anti-fog coating. A good method to apply a DIY anti-fog coating would be to wash your blue light glasses in warm soapy water. Let them air dry and when dry they will leave a film behind which has been proven to help stop blue light glasses from fogging. Our advice would be to avoid soaps that are a creamy consistency.
There are actually a number of companies who create anti-fogging wipes and sprays that can be used on the lenses of your blue light glasses in order to stop them fogging. When you find a brand you like make sure you check out the product ingredients so you do not place any nasty chemicals next to your delicate eyes.
Face masks are now a fact of life in many places around the world and will most likely remain for the coming months. What we do in these months regards to blue light management will impact our health, immunity and wellness. By ditching your blue light glasses because your face mask is causing them to fog up is not a good option. Blue light management is a key tool in improving immunity against viruses. With the five tips provided in this article you will easily be able to stop your blue light glasses from fogging up and continue to win the war against junk light.
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