Cutting Through It

I encounter it more with the freezing temperatures lasting for a while. But the situation comes up when I leave an air-conditioned area and walk into a humid environment, too–as much as it’s difficult to imagine warm environments right now, unless you are one of my friends like Lucent, living in Australia.

I forgot about the issue in the years I wore contacts, but quickly remembered it when I joined the ranks of the bespectacled again. I sighed internally with the recurrence.

Does anyone know how to deal with foggy eyeglasses? I can’t whip mine off my face and rub clear a portal without smudging, dirtying, or at worst scratching the lenses every time I cloud up. Besides, in the most extreme temperatures, the lenses re-fog after a wipe.

The white cane allows me to navigate foyers and sidewalks safely whilst fogged, but I hate that minute of obscurity, that patience tester.

Do you have ways to clear the fog with the efficiency of an ice scraper, but with the touch of a cashmere lining? I’m all ears.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Marti Weston says:

    Cannot wait to hear people’s ideas about this problem!!

  2. Susan Kanode says:

    I have found the best way to PREVENT fogging, is to enter a room backwards…i.e., open the door (from the outside) and walk in backwards. I don’t know why this works, but it does.

    1. Interesting. I will only do this if Stockton promises to take video of me and the cane entering backwards!

  3. I have the luxury of being about to look over my lenses (very librarian of me). Everything in front of me is fuzzy, but I can at least tell if the fuzziness is a person I’ll run into or not.

    I also try to only wear soft scarves so that I can rub my glasses with them. As you pointed out, not ideal, but I get to the point during the winter when I stop caring.

    Susan, I want to try your method! The buildings I go in and out of all have revolving doors…I’m not sure I’m coordinated enough to make it work!

    1. Scarves tempt me too, but I won’t stop wearing them b/c I like them so much. I have on occassion taken my foggy glasses off while I stand in line somewhere, but then I feel exposed to extravagant displays with things hovering near my face. Tricky.

  4. Trisha says:

    Huh. I haven’t had this happen yet. Maybe because it never gets that cold or hot here? My glasses do fog up every time I take something out of the oven so I’ve experienced how completely they can fog over. I imagine it would be very disconcerting to have that happen when out and about.

    1. Oh yes, there can be oven fog, too. At least that one fades fast.

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