Store directors in Hertfordshire are sharing their simple advice to keep vision clear while staying safe when out and about.

There are a few difficulties people face when it comes to wearing a face mask while also wearing glasses. One of the most common complaints is that glasses can get steamed up, making it more difficult to see. Wherever possible, particularly for NHS staff and other key workers, our advice is to wear contact lenses. But we appreciate this is not the best option for everyone.

Top tips to stop the steam and slipping

  1. Stop slipping by wrapping the string of the facemask 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

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