How to keep your glasses from fogging up when you wear a breath mask

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How to keep your glasses from fogging up when you wear a breath mask

This simple trick will help you see clearly all the way through the pandemic.

Your glasses get fogged up when you're wearing a breath mask because the mask redirects your breath upwards rather than out. That's great for keeping potential infections contained but it's not so great for people like us who walk around with fogged up glasses.

Well, two very clever doctors posted a solution in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons in England that requires nothing more than a little bit of soap and water. See, soap and water act like a shield that reduces surface tension on the lenses, so the water vapor remains separate rather than the droplets clustering together into steam.

Step One: wash your filthy hands with soap and water.

After two months in quarantine, you know damn well how to wash your hands. Do a proper job of it. Spend twenty seconds. I like to sing parts of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' to keep time.

Wet your glasses and then add some soap on them

I favor getting a good lather going before even touching the glasses. If you try to lather the soap up while touching your glasses, you may well scratch the legend.

Rinse your glasses thoroughly with warm water

Make sure that all traces of the soap are off. Soap bubbles aren't fun to try and see through and they can irritate your precious little eyeballs.

Gently dry your glasses with either a soft towel or a cleaning cloth

Use only the gentlest of touches. Treat them as gently as a newborn babe.

Now get out there and see clearly while practicing social distancing.

By the way, you look absolutely great, did anyone tell you that yet?

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