Foggy Glasses? We Have Some Tips for You!

Foggy glasses are one of the biggest frustrations for eyeglass wearers. It happens often enough: maybe you stepped out of a warm home into the cold outdoors or you tried to enjoy a steaming mug of tea and were forced to cope with foggy lenses. Whatever you are doing, it can be aggravating and dangerous to suddenly find yourself without clear vision. Luckily, we have some tips to keep you fog-free!

Find the Right Frames
When you are shopping for eyewear, ensure that you are purchasing the right frames for your face. In some instances, foggy glasses are the result of poor circulation — air becomes trapped behind your frames and causes condensation. When you wear the right frames for your face, there is sufficient airflow to prevent condensation. Every Hakim Optical store has a licensed in-store optician that can steer you towards frames that are comfortable and compliment your features while allowing for proper breathing room.

Get a Lens Coating Applied
Since foggy glasses are the result of condensation, a water-repellent lens coating can help you stay fog-free. Hakim Optical offers a Super Arc Lens Coating that is water-repellent, anti-static and smudge/stain-proof. In addition, this particular coating reduces glare and reflection as well as ghost images that are normally associated with night driving, computer screens and fluorescent lights.

Use Anti-Fog Wipes or Spray
There are a few different products available on the market that can temporarily prevent foggy glasses. These wipes/sprays work in the same fashion as a lens coating – creating a water-repellent surface on your lenses. Anti-fog products designed specifically for lenses will work temporarily – just remember that they will have to be reapplied.

Some websites claim household items applied to lenses can prevent foggy glasses, but you should be wary of applying any type of product not designed for glasses on your lenses. For example: while toothpaste may provide temporary fog-resistance, it will come at the expense of scratched lenses. Many types of toothpaste contain tiny abrasives that could permanently damage your glasses.

Hakim Optical is committed to providing our customers with fast and simple solutions for your eyewear needs. Our expert staff, one-hour service locations and low prices combine for the complete shopping experience.

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