A recap of tips to prevent foggy glasses as cooler weather arrives

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Q: I know I'm not the only one having trouble with my glasses fogging up when I wear a face mask because I've seen other stories in the newspaper. Can you go over some of your suggestions?

A: When we wear a mask, warm breath can escape through the top edges, along the tops of our cheeks. When the hot air lands on cooler lenses, it creates condensation on the surface and a foggy film. Cold weather makes the problem worse, so this could become a bigger problem in the coming weeks.

Here are some tips to stop the fog.

* Improve the seal of the mask around the top of your face.

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