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Fogged up lenses are a bad look, both inside and out. Whether you are wearing a mask, turning up the heat on your run, or on the job keeping your eyewear clear can be a challenge — But relief is in sight! We have the best tips and tricks for how to keep your glasses from fogging up.

Why do glasses fog up in the first place?

Essentially, sharp fluctuations in temperature between your glasses and the environment cause foggy glasses. Even the best sunglasses for watersports are at risk for foggy glasses. When warm air (from your body or outside) hits the cooler lenses, condensation can form, leaving you with foggy lenses. The same thing happens while wearing masks. When the warm water vapor from your breath hits your lenses, it causes them to fog up.

In addition to being annoying, it can present significant safety concerns. Job sites and healthcare facilities are no stranger to the hassle of dealing with foggy lenses while dealing with critical tasks. An average of 2,000 people in the US suffer from on-the-job eye injuries requiring medical treatment each day, leading to potentially lifelong consequences for the worker. What can be done?

How can I stop my glasses from fogging up?

In a pinch, there are several short-term solutions to keep your lenses fog-free. Washing your lenses with soapy water and shaking off the excess moisture (without drying with a cloth) will temporarily keep your glasses lens clear. A small dot of shaving cream or shaving foam rubbed into both sides of your lenses will also help to some degree. Anti-fog spray and microfiber cloth wipes are also available, and these are great when you need solutions ASAP but aren't ideal for persistent issues of a glasses wearer.

We’re here to help

Seeking a more sustainable solution, we recently launched our new anti-fog coating for our prescription lenses, preventing both fog and reducing glare and giving you effective anti fog glasses. These lenses will mainly be effective when dealing with mask fog. With our recently expanded prescription lens offerings, it's never been easier to upgrade your favorite prescription glasses frames and say goodbye to that pesky fog. Regardless of whether your vision is clouded from the elements, masks, or your body, this treatment is a must-have. So no more soapy lenses on your face or having to wipe the fog off with a cloth. No more getting steamed up with your warm breath or hot air every time you walk inside on a cool day. Level up your prescription with our anti-fog coating or other endless options. Learn more about how it works. You can also learn more about tinted sunglasses and what lens color is best for bright days in our sunglass lens color guide!