6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up

Foggy eyeglasses are a problem many people have to deal with, especially since they have to wear masks in various places. Now that it is getting colder, the problem is going to get worse.

Are effective and proven ways to get fogged up glasses (and at the end, we’ll give you ways to avoid).

#1 Correct Positioning of Glasses on the Nose

6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up
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Many people who have a problem with fogged-up glasses can blame themselves and their optician first and foremost. Eyeglasses fog up much more easily for people who simply wear their glasses incorrectly without knowing it. Eyeglasses should never fit tightly to the forehead or rest on our cheeks (it happens rarely that someone has such a face shape that it is difficult to find another position).

#2 Well-Chosen Mask

6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up
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Your glasses will evaporate much less often if you pay attention to what kind of mask you wear with them. People wearing glasses should choose a mask whose top fits tightly to the nose. This is usually the case with the more expensive models of masks (with a silicone nose piece, with a nose pad or a similar nose protection system), but also ordinary disposable masks with a wire at the top provide much more comfort.

#3 Anti-Fogging Eyewear Fluids

6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up
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Specialized anti-fogging liquids can be purchased at any optical store, as well as some pharmacies. These are one of the most effective methods, usually working for up to 48 hours or until the glasses are washed.

#4 Anti-Fogging Gels for Sports Eyewear

6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up
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Gels used for swimming goggles or ski goggles are also very good for preventing fogging of regular glasses. Their properties are similar to those of liquids and they can be used just as safely, without compromising the coatings on the glasses.

#5 Glasses With Hydrophobic Coating or Foglesscoat Anti-reflective Coating

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If we wish, most good opticians’ shops can apply a hydrophobic coating to our glasses. This means that water molecules (and therefore also water vapour) do not settle as easily on the glasses. For several months now, one eyewear manufacturer has also been offering lens models with hydrophilic properties, called FogLessCoat. If the first user reviews are to be believed, these are even more effective in the fight against fogging.

#6 Home Remedies – Glycerine, Soap, Shaving Foam, Glass Cleaner

6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up

Many sites recommend home remedies for fogged up glasses, such as glycerin, soap or shaving foam. Simply rub a few drops of glycerin on both sides of the glasses, for example, and then buff them out. You can also use soap, foam or glass cleaner. They contain a hydrophobic substance that repels water, which prevents steam from settling on the surfaces cleaned with these products. But not all of these products are suitable for cleaning glasses!

Why Should You Be Wary of Home Remedies?

6 Effective Ways to Keep Your Glasses From Steaming Up

Even if home remedies are effective, you should at least be aware of the dangers they pose. The reason is simple – they will indeed help to prevent fogging up, but none of these substances are completely safe for glasses and they can damage the anti-reflective coating of the lens. Even if they do not have alcohol in their composition, they have, for example, fragrances and sharp particles, which are not recommended for already mentioned anti-reflective coated glasses.

Do you know of any other ways to combat fogging glasses?