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How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask | AARP

Solutions for when your specs fog up include special lenses, wipes, sprays and a better-fitting mask

by Peter Urban and Barbara Stepko, AARP, February 26, 2021 | Comments: 163

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En español | Masks are a crucial way to decrease the spread of COVID-19, but these mouth-and-nose coverings cause a few nuisances, including fogged-up eyeglasses.

When it’s cold, your breath puffing up through the top of the mask clouds the lenses, especially when you go from the chilly outside to the warmer indoors and the mask isn’t tight around your face.

The effect is similar to how a hot shower’s steam fogs up a cool bathroom mirror. The easiest, and least expensive, way to ensure that your glasses don’t fog is to wear a snug-fitting mask with a tight seal across the top that prevents your breath from escaping, says Moran Roni Levin, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

But there are other options, including antifog lens coatings, sprays and wipes.

Source: How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask

How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask

Options from companies like Warby Parker and Zenni Optical include antifog spray, wipes and drops. Wearing a snug-fitting mask also helps.

Source: How to Prevent Foggy Glasses While Wearing a Face Mask

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports

By Hallie Levine Last updated: February 18, 2021

Some experts suggest doubling up for added protection—but how you do so matters.

With more contagious coronavirus variants spreading, a simple cloth mask might not always be enough. Consumer Reports explains how to upgrade your mask.

More contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2 are now spreading in the U.S., with one potentially poised to become the predominant strain in this country by March, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mask in 2021 – Consumer Reports

U.S. Customs has seized millions of counterfeit N95s. Here’s how to spot a fake.

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Counterfeit N95s are everywhere. Masks with misspellings, no approval numbers or NIOSH markings should be avoided.

Source: U.S. Customs has seized millions of counterfeit N95s. Here’s how to spot a fake.