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Listen: Do your glasses steam up when you wear a mask?

27th August 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

If you’re one of the 45-million people in the UK who wears glasses then you’re much more likely to touch your face when you’re wearing a mask, according to research out today.

The study, by prescription lenses, brand Essilor, claims over half (54%) of people who wear glasses touch their faces MORE, increasing the risk of spreading germs, including the COVID-19 virus.

Eight out of ten spec wearers say they touch their face because their mask has caused their glasses to fog up.

Washing their lenses with soapy water, taping their mask to their face and making a conscious effort to only breathe downwards are some of the tried and failed solutions.

Face masks are now a common part of British life, as we all try to play a part in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and medical advice is to avoid against face touching.

Aston spoke to Andy Hepworth, dispensing optician at Essilor to discuss the research in further detail and Andy was also on hand to offer advice on how to clean your glasses.

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