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UNMASKED: Hacks to prevent specs steaming and slipping

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Specsavers Skelmersdale shares top tips for wearing glasses with facemasks

Facemasks are now as important an item as our keys and wallet when we’re leaving the house, as they become essential on public transport and encouraged in shops. But for glasses wearers they can create unexpected challenges.

Since lockdown measures have started to ease, Specsavers has seen an increase of 242% in searches online on how to tackle the problem of glasses steaming up and slipping.

That is why Graeme Gardner, store director at Specsavers in Skelmersdale, is sharing simple advice to keep vision clear while staying safe.

Graeme says: ‘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.

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


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