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Just wondering if any of you guys have worked out a way to wear a mask comfortably, particularly with glasses. My glasses continually fog up. I have tried pulling the mask up or down a bit, glasses out further on my nose. I hate wearing the things period, feel like I am asphyxiating sucking my own Carbon monoxide. I understand the need for them, and I don't want to get into a debate are they effective or not...by law here they are deemed necessary so thats the end of it..... but If the "new normal" is going to be wearing a mask, and I feel like it will be, I'll just have to avoid going out, it just isn't pleasant. I have tried all sorts of masks including N95. A mask obviously is designed to restrict the flow of air leaving your mouth, which means your breath is retained in the mask to be regurgitated, so every breath you are taking must be at least 50% Co1. A face shield would be ok albeit look like a tit but I think you are required to wear a mask with these also. Asians don't seem to mind wearing them too much, in fact many did before Covid.

 

Any help or advice appreciated. 

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The problem of fogging glasses is that your mask fits too well around your chin/cheeks. 

If you found some loosely fitting masks the air would exit downwards and reduce the fogging. 

Maybe grow a beard?

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Absolute nightmare. Fogging up of glasses, mask 'ties' getting tied up with arms of glasses.  I spent 20 years in the construction industry and almost found it impossible to wear a dust mask without it impeding my vision.

 

As an aside I took a fairly long walk to the skytrain yesterday and the face mask started to restrict my breathing. Obviously I am now awaiting the obvious reply that Covid-19 more than restricts your breathing.

 

I tried contact lenses 30 years ago and they felt like someone was grinding grit into my eyes.  Laser surgery is possibly the answer, however your eyes change over time. At my (advanced) age I am luckily nearly back to perfect vision.

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Badly fitting mask mate.

As someone else mentioned try getting proper dust masks from mega home or global house. 

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46 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

Try using soap and water to clean them.  The soap sometimes helps leave some protective film

to prevent fogging.

 

Other then that, there are spray products for glasses to prevent fogging.  Check Lazada of other similar services I have seen them for sale/delivery.

I use an LCD screen cleaning kit. I don't actually have any LCD but it works great on my glasses twice a day and on the phone and the pc monitor screen as well

 

Small computer shops sometimes have it at around 125 thb.

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2 hours ago, ianezy0 said:

I tend to ensure a snug fit around the nose. That is if you have the masks with the metal strip.

There is some demist wipes you could get in Australia thats stops the misting of your windscreen. I guess  that would work if you can buy that here.

Other than that, yep it’s a pain in the butt.

But the mask with the metal strip does help a lot.

 

this is the only good and easy solution but the guy couldn't figure it out...

 

sometimes we feel like genius thanks to people on this forum 🙂

 

 

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Here are some tricks .

FFP2/3 masks have a metal strip on your nose section . That metal strip is larger then on operation ( medical ) masks so i split them all up . Ok , the strip needs to be very snug to the top of your nose/cheeks , to get airtight seal . You would be able to feel if any air would be going from there . Also FFP2 masks many times have valves which makes you exhale air out easier ( creating more comfort ) .

Operation masks , same principle but here a trick is to cross the elastics before to go around your ear , making a X on your jaw . You can try this on all masks with elastics as it can be much more comfy in some cases , depending on your faceshape/comfort zone . 

Normal masks , no tricks unless the ones i gave already and for all masks it stands that you have to prevent air going on top of your face . This means you have to find a position on your face were the chin area is looser then the nose area .

As for exhaling CO , you arent doing that . A few ppm's with every breath will cause death very fast , since CO bonds with your bloodcells and won't come off easy again . CO2 on the other hand is also poisonous , and will kill you but in much larger portions , and is reversable , you get fresh air , CO2 in blood goes down . CO2 is also what you exhale is around 3.8% in that breath . You will breath in a little part of it again but besides making 1-2 breaths more it won't do anything at all .

I work in chemical industry and am very familiar with masks ( allthough the FFP2 were the simplest we were wearing before C19 happened ) , and glasses ( got to wear them at all time ) .

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28 minutes ago, sezze said:

Here are some tricks .

FFP2/3 masks have a metal strip on your nose section . That metal strip is larger then on operation ( medical ) masks so i split them all up . Ok , the strip needs to be very snug to the top of your nose/cheeks , to get airtight seal . You would be able to feel if any air would be going from there . Also FFP2 masks many times have valves which makes you exhale air out easier ( creating more comfort ) .

Operation masks , same principle but here a trick is to cross the elastics before to go around your ear , making a X on your jaw . You can try this on all masks with elastics as it can be much more comfy in some cases , depending on your faceshape/comfort zone . 

Normal masks , no tricks unless the ones i gave already and for all masks it stands that you have to prevent air going on top of your face . This means you have to find a position on your face were the chin area is looser then the nose area .

As for exhaling CO , you arent doing that . A few ppm's with every breath will cause death very fast , since CO bonds with your bloodcells and won't come off easy again . CO2 on the other hand is also poisonous , and will kill you but in much larger portions , and is reversable , you get fresh air , CO2 in blood goes down . CO2 is also what you exhale is around 3.8% in that breath . You will breath in a little part of it again but besides making 1-2 breaths more it won't do anything at all .

I work in chemical industry and am very familiar with masks ( allthough the FFP2 were the simplest we were wearing before C19 happened ) , and glasses ( got to wear them at all time ) .

I got an N95 mask out in the car I just tried a few things and yes the metal strip formed tightly does help as far as glasses fogging. The fogging definitely gets worse in air conditioning though.

 

One thing I was surprised about is the little one way valve is set to expel air. I may have this all wrong but I thought the mask was to suppress your germs / breath going onto someone else. If the valve is to expel air from your breath without going through the filter it kind of negates that, unless I have things backwards. Also pulling it down or up to make air expulsion faster / easier would also negate this. I tried putting the mask on reversed thinking might be easier to pull in fresh air through the valve but didn't seem to make much difference.

 

I did find if I pulled the masked down towards the tip of my nose, and my glasses bridge on the end of the mask seemed to be a lot better, better air circulation and less fogging, but thats only because I am creating a bypass making the mask totally ineffective.

 

It would seem this mask is designed to protect me from inhaling germs as breaths in are filtered and breaths out are unfiltered and going straight out the valve?

 

Probably seems like a lot about nothing but I have a feeling wearing a mask is going to be socially obligatory for some time and like to be able to be comfortable in one

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After a little more research it appears I did have this wrong. Masks are designed to protect the wearer.

I wish I could simply opt out and take my chances. Then there would be the argument if everybody thought like that and didn't wear masks the infection rate would increase.

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