Face masks and glasses – Some ideas | Carlow Nationalist

Face masks and glasses - Some tips | Carlow Nationalist

By Elizabeth Lee

FACE masks at the moment are as essential an merchandise as our keys and pockets after we’re leaving the home, as they’re obligatory on public transport and their use is inspired in outlets. Nevertheless, for wearers of spectacles, they will create sudden challenges.

Since lockdown measures have began to ease, Specsavers has seen a rise of 242% in on-line searches on sort out the issue of glasses steaming up and slipping.

That’s the reason Kerril Hickey, Specsavers optometrist, has some recommendation to maintain your imaginative and prescient clear whereas staying secure.

‘‘There are a number of difficulties folks face on the subject of carrying a face masks whereas additionally carrying glasses,’’ Mr Hickey says. ‘‘One of the vital widespread complaints is that glasses can get steamed up, making it tougher to see. Wherever attainable, notably for medical workers and different key employees, our recommendation is to put on contact lenses, however we respect this isn’t the best choice for everybody. If that isn’t an choice, you should ensure that the face masks suits tightly round your nostril and cheeks, as this reduces the quantity of breath escaping inflicting condensation on the lenses.

‘‘Cease the masks from slipping down by wrapping the string of the face masks across the sides of your glasses moderately than your ears – simply be sure to’re cautious when taking off your glasses, as your masks might be hooked up.

‘‘For those who can, and it’s snug, pull your masks additional up your nostril and place glasses on high. This may assist seal the masks round your nostril, stopping the nice and cozy air out of your breath escaping and steaming up your lenses.

‘‘Strive utilizing a chunk of surgical tape to carry your masks in place on the bridge of your nostril to offer your spectacles further grip.’’

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