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I’m sure that we have all been inconvenienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It comes in many different forms, including some that could not be foreseen. One of those unforeseen issues is quite irritating, and it has to do with how your glasses fog up when you begin wearing a face mask. As you exhale air and it moves upward under the glasses, you suddenly are unable to see. It is more than annoying, it can even be a hazard.

You’ll be happy to know that there is an easy solution that can help to keep your glasses fog-free. MEL reports that the Tokyo Police Department recommends using facial tissue and placing it behind the mask. The tissues help to absorb moisture coming out of your mouth that would otherwise blow upward toward the backside of your glasses.

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You might also want to consider the recommendation published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2011. Washing your eyeglasses with soapy water and drying them may be the key since some of the soapy water will likely remain on the lenses and will keep your breath from forming a fog on the surface. Shaving cream may also have a similar effect.

Much of this difficulty is the reason why there is typically a metal clip on a commercial-grade N95 mask. It helps to tighten up the fit and protects the glasses from getting fogged up. Since those masks are important for use by healthcare professionals, the rest of us have to make do with our DIY masks. Using the tips in this article can help you to use them successfully.