Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Top tips for wearing glasses with face masks

By Joe Barrett.

With more and more people wearing face masks on public transport and in shops for glass wearers they can create unexpected challenges.

Well don’t despair Specsavers Optometrist and Chairman Kerril Hickey, has come up with some useful simple hacks to keep vision clear and at the same time staying safe.

  1. Stop slipping by wrapping the string of the face mask around the sides of your glasses, rather than your ears – just make sure you’re careful when taking off your glasses as your mask will be attached.
  2. If you can (and it’s comfortable), pull your mask further up your nose and place glasses on top. This will help seal the mask around your nose, stopping the warm air from your breath escaping and steaming up your lenses
  3. Try using a piece of surgical tape to hold your mask in place on the bridge of your nose and give your specs additional grip.

Mr Hickey said: “One of the most common complaints is that glasses can get steamed up, making it more difficult to see. Wherever possible, particularly for medical staff and other key workers, our advice is to wear contact lenses. But we appreciate this is not the best option for everyone.

“If that isn’t an option, you need to make sure that the face mask fits tightly around your nose and cheeks as this reduces the amount of breath escaping and causing condensation on the lenses.’

For more information visit www.specsavers.ie.



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